Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot; it is always honey. However, it will crystallize when left in a cool dark place for long time. When this happens, loosen the lid, and sit the honey container in hot water until it liquefies. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.
Facts on Cinnamon and Honey
Honey is produced in many countries of the world. Today's scientists accept that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. It can be used safely without any side effects.
Even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. The Canadian magazine Weekly World News, issue of 17 January 1995, gives a list of diseases curable by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread instead of jam, and eat regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, for those who already have had an attack, this daily process will reduce risk of another. It relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, nursing homes have found that honey and cinnamon reduces the ageing process, as it revitalizes the arteries and veins, increasing flexibility.
It is recommended that arthritic patients twice daily take a mix of one cup of hot water with two teaspoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly, even chronic arthritis can be cured. Recently research on 200 people was conducted by doctors from Copenhagen University. Treating patients daily with a mix of one tablespoon honey and half teaspoon cinnamon before breakfast, they found that within a week 73 patients were relieved totally of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.
Drink two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey mixed in a glass of lukewarm water. It destroys germs in the bladder.
Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by ten percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information in a Medical Journal, pure honey taken daily with food relieves complaints of cholesterol.
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic coughs and colds, and will clear the sinuses.
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey contains large levels of various vitamins and iron. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles which in turn fight bacterial and viral diseases.
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
A Spanish scientist has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient which kills influenza germs, saving the patient from contracting the infection.
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup three to four times daily. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase, with even centenarians able to perform the chores of a 20-year-old. And this magical mixture restores hearing loss!
Make a paste of three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Apply on the pimples before retiring and the following morning wash with warm water.
If repeatedly daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected areas cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
Daily in the morning half an hour before breakfast, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person might eat a high calorie diet.
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times daily for one month .
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Research has found that, within a week, half a tablespoon of honey in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing; and again mid-afternoon when the vitality of the body starts to wane, increases the vitality of the body.
Each morning South Americans, to ensure that their breath stays fresh throughout the day, gargle with one teaspoon each of honey and cinnamon mixed in hot water.