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.
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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