Cinnamon, Lemon and Honey will cure the world?

These days I hear more and more about these special ingredients that will cure you from anything and everything. Is it true? Do they really do what they’re said to do? I don’t know the answers to the questions, but there’s certainly no harm in trying.

072_2000x3303_all-free-download.com_2477525Since I can remember myself I’ve been told to stay away from honey because I might get allergic reaction. I’ve had a lot of allergies in the past, too many to name them all, but they’re all gone now, except allergy to any kind of nuts except pine nuts and pistachios. Although I can’t say for sure, because I just stay away from them. But it took me 20 something years to realize that I am not allergic to Honey and have missed so many of its benefits. Anyway, it’s never too late to start using it.

Recently I’ve spent many days searching online for different honey and lemon recipes and their potential benefits to decide what exactly I need to do with them. The reason I started searching is because after buying Nelson’s Sootha cough remedy (which contains lemon and honey) for my daughter, I got this weird kind of craving for honey mixed with lemon juice, but I needed to know what to do before I do something wrong. Not that you can terribly mess something up with it, but I’ve heard several times that you can’t add honey to hot water or tea, because when boiled over 60 C Honey loses its properties and starts producing carcinogens. Scary, isn’t it?

Honey has been used as a treatment since the ancient times, it is said to help relieve cough, bronchitis, and sore throats; it is antiseptic, it boosts your immune system,  helps with gastric ulcers, wounds and burns. Due to the antioxidants containing in honey it helps prevent cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Unlike sugar, it also helps to reduce fat and aids weight loss. Who would have thought that such a sweet sugary thing as honey could be effective in weight loss?

Lemon, aside from it’s obvious immune boosting properties due to high contents of Vitamin C, also cleanses kidneys and liver of toxins, improves digestion, helps to lose fat as well as stay hydrated.053_3000x2561_all-free-download.com_7935271

Cinnamon, since the ancient times, was believed to cure colds. These days a lot of studies were conducted and some of them showed various effects of cinnamon on health and immune system. One study showed that eugenol found in cinnamon inhibited the replication of the virus that causes herpes in vitro, the other studies showed including cinnamon in the diet may help to control blood glucose levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. CEppt, an extract from cinnamon bark, also shows potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Cinnamon is also known for its help to reduce body fat.

So what do we get if we combine all of these health beneficial ingredients into a tea? We will get all of them benefits at once. Simple as that.

To make this oh-so-good-for-you tea, we will need:

  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (or 1 tsp of ground Cinnamon, but the sticks are way better and nicer!)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Honey

Simply put the cinnamon stick in freshly boiled water and let it steep for a few minutes. When the water cools down a bit (you can add cold water to it), put the other ingredients in and stir well. Enjoy this tea first thing in the morning before breakfast, especially if weight loss is your goal. I’ve heard some people say that you can see the first results just in one week! Not sure if it’s true though, because usually you have to wait at least one month. I haven’t been drinking it every day (sometimes there’s just too much hassle around my toddler to sit down and drink a cup of tea), so I can’t testify whether it’s true. But even if you don’t see your weight drop immediately after one week of drinking this tea, just remember that the overall benefits of the tea are on their way, and they are long-term benefits, which usually don’t show up at once.

14 thoughts on “Cinnamon, Lemon and Honey will cure the world?

  1. This is good information! I have been drinking hot green tea with a lemon slice every morning for the past few weeks. I recently added a tsp of honey, then tried a cinnamon stick. It is good! And I feel I am doing something healthy for my body. This information is so easy to read and understand. I have made a copy to keep in my folder of “good things to help keep our bodies in shape” folder.
    Thank you for your great insight!
    Sheryl Smith

  2. Thank you very much, Sheryl, for your comment! I’m glad someone finds it helpful :) I’ve never tried adding honey and cinnamon to green tea, but I loved it with lemon. I recently stopped drinking any caffeinated teas and prefer Camomile instead, but I heard that camomile tea is good with honey too. It is so encouraging and pleasurable to do and like things that you know are good for your body!

  3. After I made my lemon, honey and cinnamon very warm drink, I sat down for some Me time on my tablet.
    I thought I might validate my freshly invented drink via a google search and found this article.
    I am replacing m&m’s and coke in the afternoon with this delicious and soothing drink and I am getting results!
    There is no aftertaste except freshness and I feel good about treating my body with respect!

  4. Just FYI, y’all should consider getting Ceylon cinnamon, if you aren’t already. There are several types of cinnamon, the two main being Chinese cinnamon (or cassia) & Ceylon Cinnamon (or true cinnamon).

    Cassia, and all other cinnamon except Ceylon, has high levels of a blood thinning substance called coumarin which in daily doses in the 1 teaspoon range can be hard on the liver for some people.

    Ceylon cinnamon only has trace amounts of coumarin & unless you’re eating a ridiculous amount everyday, it is completely safe for your liver. It’s a little pricier, has a more subtle, delicate flavor & at first you might miss the other stuff but it’s the way to go. We’re doing this for health benefits after all!!

  5. thanks foe this great information, I have used honey and cinnamon before, but added lemon and the taste is great, hope it works.

    • Welcome! It would definitely work in terms of health benefits. But as for weight loss (and for health benefits too) it is important to be active and have a balanced diet to get the best results.

  6. 1/2 tablespoon is just about 1 teaspoon, which is what recommended in most recipes I have seen. Less than 3 g of Cinnamon has shown to have no effect on weight loss (1 tsp or 1/2 tbsp is about 5 g). Cinnamon is thermogenic; that means that it makes your body produce extra heat thus speeding up metabolism and aiding fat loss – you’ll be expending more calories than you normally do. There are a few points to consider though: if you plan to use cinnamon on a regular basis, try finding Ceylon cinnamon (it has a rather dark colour). As said above in the comments, Ceylon cinnamon has less amounts of Coumarin, a substance that may be toxic when consumed in large amounts. I would also suggest using cinnamon sticks instead of powder, because cinnamon powder is insoluable and doesn’t taste as good as steeped sticks.

    Thanks for reading the article and commenting!

  7. thank u Lana :) for your reply. Ceylon cinnamon is it costly?. actually I brought cinnamon from grocery store which looked less dark color was affordable 100 grams for 30 rupees . it looks kind of light brown in color and was flat n thin…but I have no idea whether it is Ceylon cinnamon or any other type of cinnamon…what do u think it will be…im unfortunately I made it into powder form before I read your post. if it is the right cinnamon, in what proportion do you think I should use the in powder from.

    thank you

    • I’m sorry I’ve given you wrong information here… Ceylon cinnamon is actually lighter in colour than cassia, which tends to be on a reddish side. It seems like you have the right one.
      For more information on Cinnamon you might want to read this article here: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/ceylon-cinnamon.html

      Anyway, less than 3 g cinnamon didn’t show any sufficient results in the studies, and the recommended dose is 1 tsp (about 5 g), so I’d say you stick to it and see if in a couple of months it produces any results.

      Always glad to help! :)

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