Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
If, a few weeks ago, someone said to me that you need to write a column about the word “honey,” I would have laughed it off. Then, my wife attended a luncheon where the hostess expanded on the virtues of honey and cinnamon. And she even handed out a paper with the way honey and cinnamon could be used for better health.
Before getting into the health issues, take a look at the origin of “honeymoon.” The word goes back 4,000 years to Ancient Babylon when newly married couples would drink mead, a honey based alcoholic drink, for a lunar month after marriage. Thus, evolved the word honeymoon.
Next, honey was used for dressing wounds. The application of honey to a wound prevents microbial growth and it causes no tissue damage.
As for the use of the word honey when talking to a loved one, the sweet relationship fits closely to the taste of honey.
Now, on to the health application of honey and cinnamon. By the way, honey is the only food which does not spoil.
As I got into the details of honey and cinnamon, I found the health benefits almost impossible to comprehend. The list of diseases treatable by the combination goes on and on.
First, it is recommended that the honey be “real raw unpasteurized honey.” The first incredible treatment is that a paste of cinnamon and honey on a slice of toast can actually lower cholesterol.
Next, arthritis patients who take, every morning and at night, the cinnamon and honey with a glass of warm water, find that the pain leaves and those unable to walk actually started to walk again.
Even cancer can be treated. Some recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that bone and stomach cancer have been treated successfully through the use of cinnamon and honey.
The common cold can also be treated with cinnamon and honey. The process will cure the cough and clear the sinuses. Recently, with a cough, I found that the process did help me.
Beyond the above treatments, cinnamon and honey can treat skin infections, pimples, indigestion, upset stomachs, weight loss, insect bites, toothaches, and hair loss. To me, the research has just been amazing!
If you want to check out some of the details and the formulas for cinnamon and honey treatments, go to http://www. snopes.com/homecure/honey.asp. Now, I am not a doctor and cannot authenticate these treatments, I can say that my research has come up with very interesting websites with significant supporting information.