I don't generally write about health topics, but I want to share what I've discovered this winter. It's simple. It doesn't taste bad. It's not expensive. And ... It's all natural! I imagine my grandmother would have known about this remedy, but it was new to me.
It started in my sinuses. No infection, just nagging stuffiness, congestion and the like. I didn't have a cold either. I rarely catch cold or the flu. But I coughed when I laughed or tried to carry on a conversation. It was irritating at first and then became a real nuisance. I appreciate the patience my co-workers showed with my persistent cough.
I tried many remedies, none that worked. Then one day I saw an article about the wonders of honey and cinnamon. The combination of these two ingredients can and does solve many ailments. It cured my nagging cough. I made my husband take it as well for his asthma cough. It worked for that, too. The recipe called for 1 tablespoon of honey (raw is best) and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir the two together, heat in the microwave for a few seconds and spoon it into your mouth like cough syrup. Do this for three - five days. Best taken on an empty stomach.
It worked! My cough is gone. And the better thing, my husband's asthma cough has disappeared. And let me tell you, that has been around for way toooo long!
Honey and cinnamon have other benefits too. They are known to help with arthritis - 2 Tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon added to a cup of hot water. Best taken before breakfast. Taken daily, this helps relieve pain. Since I have RA, I've tried this, and it's pretty fantastic. The weather still affects me though, so it's not a cure all. But I didn't expect it to be. But help is help. Less pain is always a plus for me!
For cholesterol control, use 2 Tablespoons of honey and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon with 16 ounces of tea or water. It reduces cholesterol levels within hours. This can be taken up to three times a day to keep cholesterol manageable.
Upset stomach? Indigestion? Gas? Cinnamon and honey taken before eating, can relieve acidity and digests the heaviest of meals and relieves gas.
A researcher in Spain proved that honey contains a natural ingredient that kills germs that cause the flu. Honey and cinnamon strengthens the white blood cells, which boosts the immune system. And the list goes on and on.
If you're looking for a cure all, I don't have an answer to that, but if you want to boost your energy and feel healthier, try the honey and cinnamon remedy. Then you'll have the energy to write!
'Til next time ~