Cinnamon And Honey Benefits

Cinnamon (bark powder) and honey, both are widely used in numerous Ayurvedic herbal preparations & Ayurvedic home remedies. Cinnamon is used in Ayurvedic herbal powder mixes, tablets, Gulikas, avalehas (herbal jams) dosage forms.
While Honey is used extensively in Asavas, Arishtas, Lehyams (herbal jams such as Chyawanprash and Brahma rasayana) and also as a vehicle for many Ayurvedic tablets and herbal powders. So, here are a few tips about honey and cinnamon benefits.

1.How to lower creatinine levels – Cinnamon is one of the rarest herbs to be found beneficial to naturally lower serum creatinine levels. For this purpose, Cinnamon powder – 1-2 grams can be administered along with honey. Honey has been explained as Yogavahi in Ayurveda. It acts as a positive catalyst and accelerates the absorption of the herbs, with which it is being administered.

2. Cinnamon and honey wound healing – Cinnamon is an excellent antimicrobial herb and used in wound healing. Honey is also a very good wound healing agent. So, a paste of honey and cinnamon applied over the wound is very useful to heal a wound.

Cure skin itching – Cinnamon is explained as ‘Kandunashana’- Meaning cure skin itching. A paste of cinnamon along with honey applied over skin affected with allergy etc. is used to treat itchy skin.

Home remedy for indigestion – Both Cinnamon and honey tend to balance Vata and Kapha, and explained as ‘amanashana’ and ‘aruchi nashana’ cures Ama, tastelessness and indigestion. So, a paste of Cinnamon with honey can be effectively used to treat indigestion.

Cinnamon and honey for weight loss: One pinch of cinnamon with one teaspoon of honey, with warm water, early in the morning, on empty stomach is traditionally used for weight loss. It is better to avoid coffee or tea till half an hour after taking this home remedy.
Read related: Cinnamon Benefits, Dose, Home Remedies, Side Effects

Hope these benefits of honey cinnamon were helpful. But please consider consulting a herbal specialist before trying any of these.

Find here the ayurvedic text-book reference describing the health benefits of honey

21 thoughts on “Cinnamon And Honey Benefits”

  1. Hi sir,

    Thanks for ur info. I need to ask 1 more thing, early i discussed abt itching, please i want to know whether itching affect from being pregnant. It is not harmful diesease rite, and sleeping in the afternoon cause itching..It can be cured rite….pls reply sir

    • Itching is one of the common symptoms in pregnancy, due to hormone fluctuation and stretching abdominal skin. It can be decreased to an extent by applying turmeric powder with coconut oil or sesame oil. Even moisturizers help to relieve itching. If it is not relieved by any of these remedies, bring it to the notice of your doctor.

  2. Cinnamon and honey both have anti inflammatory property. Thus it may help in arthritis. But there are better herbs for arthritis like Guggulu, garlic etc.

  3. dear sir.
    I came to know that ASWAGANDHA is an effective herb for body building without any side effects. So i request you please tell me how to get it…dosage and its all details.
    thank you.

  4. for completion of self help purposes and about wound healing it should say add a bit of ghee or fat to the honey, cinnamon paste. Reason for that is that honey is drying to the wound. But in order to heal a wound needs to stay moist. This means just adding a bit of any type of fat (including ghee) to the wound would be beneficial. If there is heat in the wound you can take a coconut aloe vera mix too and so on….

  5. hello sir , i was tacking Cinnamon and honey for weight loss at the sleeping time before sleeping 1 hour .Is it beneficial at night.

  6. In many Western natural herbal treatments, cinnamon + honey is often regarded as a miraculous drug. Any comments?

    • I would not associate the term miracle with this combination. Of course they come with lot of benefits, as explained above.

  7. It is an excellent combination of honey&cinamon but one clarification is needed,that is for prediabetic person,how we can use cinamon with any other herb.

    • It can be reduced with medicines like medohar guggulu, Panchakarma procedure like Vamana etc. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  8. Hi Dr. Hebbar,
    just wanted to point out a little typo you might want to correct in point 1:
    “…and fastens the absorption of the herbs”–I think you meant ‘hastens the absorption’?


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