Last Modified on Sep 19, 2013
The combination of cinnamon and honey has long been not only a tasty favorite but a trusted home remedy for a large number of ailments going back to Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The antiseptic and protective attributes of each ingredient are well-respected, and science is continually uncovering anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and other additional benefits from each of them. However, combining honey and cinnamon together seems to enhance their value as natural remedies beyond what they can do alone.
Caution: Not all cinnamons are made equal. The most common form of cinnamon contains relatively high levels of coumarin, a chemical that can cause liver damage over long-term usage. Please see these posts.
Honey and Cinnamon Cures for Holistic Health
Especially popular among those interested in complementary and alternative medicine are the honey and cinnamon cures for acne, arthritis, bad breath and other common health conditions.
Natural Cures: No remedy combination is a cure-all. Still, as a cough and cold remedy, general immune booster, antioxidant, arthritis fighter, and for cardiovascular health the cinnamon and honey remedy combination seems very effective.
Cinnamon and Coumarin Warning
[WARNING!] 05/25/2011: Mayallen from Dublin, Ireland: "If you are going to use Cinnamon, make sure it is pure Ceylon Cinnamon, and not Cassia which contains 5 % Coumarin, a toxin that is very harmful to the liver and kidneys. Ceylon Cinnamon only has .05% Coumarin. The Cinnamon you purchase in the stores or Supermarkets has little or no curative properties... I had to send away to Sri Lanka to get the TRUE CINNAMON Good Health..."Replies
12/22/2011: Ji from Nobody's Business, Quebec replies: "Ehmmm, Coumarin can be neutralized with vitamin K."
01/07/2012: Arher from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The better way to avoid Coumarin is select only cinnamon from Ceylon. As I know the 'Coumarin' in cinnamon only from Cinnamomum cassia Presl Spicy =Lauraceae(Cortex Cinnamomi) Cassia Bark (The State Pharmacopoeia Commission of P. R. China. Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China. Vol. I. English Edition. Beijing: People's Medical Publishing House, 2005.)"
[WARNING!] 05/28/2009: Leah from New York, NY: "I read all your remedies using a teaspoon or more of cinnamon a day, but then when I did an internet search, I found all sorts of wanrnings about long-term usage of cinnamon. There can be a real danger of liver damage. Here is one link I found, but you can do a simple Google search yourselves. http://www.bfr.bund.de/cm/279/frequently_asked_questions_about_coumarin_in_cinnamon_and_other_foods.pdf
I think you should post this warning on top of all the posts indicating large daily intake of cinnamon powder. Thanks."Replies
05/30/2009: Rob from Manhattan, Nyork City replies: "wow, thanks Leah...a constant dilemma for us omnivores...what is and isn't safe to eat. according to this, ceylon has much less coumarin compared to cassia."
10/23/2009: Katherine from Ventura, Ca replies: "I'm responding to Leah from NY's post with the link attached describing the danger of cinnamon. I read it but it doesn't give enough information to figure out what is a safe or dangerous amount. They give measurements of milligrams and we use measurements of teaspoons. It is impossible to convert their milligrams into our teaspoons because they are using a weight measurement and we are using a volume measurement. So...how much cinnamon is a safe amount? We can't tell by the article you submitted. Therefore we need to find another source with American measurements to help us. Get searching people! FYI...according to the article the liver damage is temporary. You may suffer some jaundice which will clear in a matter of weeks and it only happens to some people, not all according to the article."
02/08/2010: Thomas from Carlsbad, Ca replies: "No reason to FEAR THE Cinnamon and Honey cholesteral Cure,
Leah must work for Lipitor to scare everyone back to statins which can really kick the wazooo out of your liver, but its ok to take so says the rubber stamp FDA.
Apprantly no one read the link Leah provided.
Please follow the one below.
Cassia Cinnamon is a close relative to Real Cinnamon which is native to Ceylon.Cassia Cinnamon is also called Saigon Cinnamon or Chinese Cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon contains COUMARIN which is the problem for the liver. Real cinnimon from Ceylon has only .0004%coumarin. The zeros to the right of the decimal point indicate an extremely small level or one heck of an intake of cinnamon before worrying about liver problems.
Saigon cinnamon on the other hand contains 5% COUMARIN this is alot and is not good and this form of cinnamon should not be used for this formulation. Go figure this is the cinnamon all the big bakers use. Why? Cheaper. So if your eating a lot of cinnabuns you pounding your liver as well as your cholesteral.
So the formula would appear to be safe as long as you use real cinnimon from Ceylon. Lets get started lowering cholesterol with out the use of statin drugs listen to the disclaimers in the ads. They tell you what their going to give you along with your cure in a pill.
04/13/2010: Barry from Savannah, Missouri replies: "FYI about volume measurement: A teaspoon of cinnamon is alomost exactly 3 grams equivalent. Also, I read a wellness letter in 2005 that with only a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, they observed total cholesterol numbers drop from 18 to 30 points in a 30 day period."
04/13/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "18 to 30 points, is that a drop? And what about the coumarin (not that I know what that is....)."
04/14/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Thanks for clarifying this subject, I had never heard of coumarin. Now I understand the dangers of cinnamon but the mini-beet protocol included taking cinnamon on a daily basis... I have tried the second protocol and I have to say that no matter how good it maybe for you I didn't like it. I don't like taking the same juice every day and I didn't like the cinamon either, it tastes awful. I will try to include more beet juice in my diet as well as asparagus, celery and fennel but not every day and not together. We do a lot for our health but... it has to stay a bit of fun otherwise we give it up! I still don't understand about the lower cholesterol."
04/14/2010: Tamara from Fort Collins, Colorado replies: "I just wanted to add my two cents about the cinnamon during the mini beet protocol. Besides containing coumarins (and the amount is dependent on which type of cinnamon you're using), cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels. So, when Robert advises you to start the cinnamon about 15 minutes before drinking the beet juice, he is trying to help you control the blood sugar and insulin response your body will have when drinking a juice made from beets. Beets, as everyone knows, are root vegetables and root veggies have a high sugar content (think potatoes, carrots, etc.) Then, by eating the carrots and apples immediately afterwards, you won't feel the detox effects as much because the fiber from the carrots and apples helps to eleviate and slow down that insulin response once more. So cinnamon plus fiber equals less blood sugar side effects from drinking the highly concentrated (but very effective and powerful) attributes of the beets. Please don't be afraid of cinnamon!"
03/05/2011: Chloe from East Greenwich, Ri replies: "Here is what I found on Wikipedia regarding the toxicity of *Cassia*. As you can see, the most popular type, CINNOMUM BURMANII. which I get in bulk from Starwest Botanicals, is very low in essential oils, and therefore you should not worry about this liver damage scare:
innamomum burmannii, also known as Indonesian Cinnamon, Padang Cassia, or Korintje, is one of several plants in the genus Cinnamomum whose bark are sold as the spice cinnamon. The spice is the least expensive of the three common forms of cinnamon as it has the lowest essential oil content. The most common and cheapest type of cinnamon in the US is made from powdered Cinnamomum burmannii. As a result of the low oil content, Cinnamomum burmannii may have less of the mildly toxic substance coumarin than does C. cassia."
07/15/2011: Charlie from Marion, Indiana replies: "HELLO,
FIRST OF ALL THANKS TO LEAH FOR THE WARNING ON CINNIMON AND COUMARIN. I WAS TAKING MEGA DOSES OF CINNIMON AND HONEY. TO HELP REDUCE CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD SUGAR. YESTERDAY I RECIEVED THE RESULTS OF A BLOOD TEST FOR CHOLESTERAL AND SUGAR. WHILE THEY BOTH IMPROVED, THE RESULTS OF MY LIVER FUNCTIONS WAS COMPLETELY OFF THE CHART. MY LAST BLOOD WORK FOR LIVER FUNCTIONS TAKEN 3MONTHS AGO WAS A LITTLE HIGH AT 132 THIS TEST SHOWED MY LIVER FUNCTIONS AT 720 SO I WOULD HAVE TO BELIEVE THERE IS A CORRALATION BETWEEN THE USE OF CINNIMON AND LIVER COMPLICATIONS. SEEMS I HAVE TRADED ONE HEALTH CONCERN FOR ANOTHER..
I AM GOING TO STOP USING THE CINNAMON AND START DRINKING BEET AND CAROTT JUICE TO SEE IF I CAN REVERSE THE DAMAGE. WILL POST MY RESULTS LATER. THANKS TO ALL WHO SUBMIT THEIR CONCERNS ON THIS WEB SITE. CHARLIE"
07/15/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Yes only use Cinnamon from Srilanka. The Cinnamon from the Philippines has the stuff that does the liver damage. Ok in small amounts but not good in large amounts."
07/16/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Charlie, be careful with too much carrot juice as well, they seem to help develop certain forms of cancer, at least that is what I read..... One almost comes to the conclusion that everything is bad for you! Maybe the truth is that everything in moderation is good for you and also food that is properly grown, not the type full of chemicals!"
07/16/2011: Jay from Toronto, Ont, Canada replies: "To Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France who wrote "..... be careful with too much carrot juice as well, they seem to help develop certain forms of cancer, at least that is what I read..... One almost comes to the conclusion that everything is bad for you! Maybe the truth is that everything in moderation is good for you.
Francisca, where did you read that carrot juice helps develop cancer? There are several alternative medicine treatments that use carrot juice as part of their protocol to treat and even cure cancer. Gerson Therapy is one that comes to mind
Be careful with using the phrase "everything in moderation is good for you". Doctors recommended moderate cigarette smoking in the 1930's for people with anxiety issues."
07/16/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Oh my, Jay..... You know very well what I meant! Which is, that whatever you eat, drink, has to be in moderation or else it might still hurt you! Common sense, really.... Therefore it is sensible to eat a variaty of foods, not only focus on one or two that might indeed be very good for you but they cease to be if you eat them the whole time! Actually.... why am I even explaining this? Who talked about smoking? Come on....
Sorry I don't remember where I read about the carrot juice but I did a short while ago. No one is saying that you shouldn't drink it ever but the thing is maybe be careful with the amount! Anyway, my approach nowadays is exactly as I said: Everything can be good for you or bad for you depending on the approach (and no, I don't mean smoking, as I don't mean taking any kind of poison, or toxic chemicals.... sorry but no, I don't mean that! ).
Anyway, try drinking too much carrot juice and you will turn orange! Years ago a man died doing exactly that, far too much carrot juice!"
06/20/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "There was a recent fad of taking whole spoonfulls of cinnamon powder. THAT will damage your liver and cause problems. Taking a teaspoon at a time in some water or ACV should not cause those problems. While there may be some truth in a quality difference in cinnamon being from different places in the world, the warnings on the internet are from when a lot of kids got sick/ER etc from eating gobs of cinnamon dry and undiluted. Look up "cinnamon challenge" on any news site and it will probably have an article from earlier this year on it. That is why there are cinnamon warnings, not from people using it holistically."
11/23/2009: Nancy from Kilgore, Tx: "osteoarthritis -- I am 65 and am just beginning to have some pain in one knee. Since cinnamon doesn't disolve, would the honey and cinnamon be just as effective on oatmeal or toast?"Replies
10/29/2010: Angelealaahnaan from Fl, Usa replies: "Cinnamon/raw honey has done for my whole body I have been only taking it for 2 months and my skin complexion has improve, my hair is fuller, I very active now. I get it from vita cost its already made and the price is very reasonable that I brought 4 jars at once sometime I spread it on my toast in the morning and the kids love it instead of pnj they rather have cinna/honey plus its good for them its all natural."
09/19/2013: Tilla from South Africa replies: "I please want to know what is raw honey and if you can heat up honey? Thanks."
09/19/2013: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts replies: "Raw honey is honey that unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. Its consistency is much thicker than processed honey. (It doesn't pour from its container - you have to spoon it out.)
Regarding whether or not you could heat it - you could, but it would lose most of its nutrients and living enzymes, which rather defeats the purpose of buying raw honey vs. Processed honey in the first place, right? :)"
[YEA] 10/29/2008: Parag from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA: "This is a remedy I have seen other people use around me in India for arthritis. I teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder, mixed with 1 teaspoon pure, organic honey. Take it in the morning before you eat anything. And do not eat/drink anything for 30 minutes after. Drinking water is fine. You should see effect within a week, if not within days."Replies
02/27/2011: Emma from London, Uk replies: "Why is it a problem eating it with food?? I tried drinking it and it was disgusting, but I don't mind it on toast. Is it not as effective if eaten with toast?????"
03/01/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi Emma, I think it would be effective to have the honey and cinnamon on toast, I just think the folks who wrote the posts that suggest making a drink out of it are quite happy with that, but if you are not then put it in food. Cheers Lily."
04/24/2013: Mufon from Houghton Lake, Mi replies: "What about eating organic ceylon cinnamon mixed with organic raw honey? I just got mine today and mixed it together (1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp cinnamon) and ate it just by itself mixed together. Is it ok to eat it like this everyday?"
[YEA] 08/15/2008: Estel from Wheelersburg, OH: "I went to the doctor and they xray my knee and told me i had to have surgery because of osteoarthris. I heard about the honey and cinnamon for arthritis and thought i would try it. I drank it morning and night for 3 weeks and my pain was gone and i have more energy also. I have told many people about it and they are trying it too."Replies
08/15/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To Estel from Wheelersburg, Oh. Yea! I commend you on your wisdom for not going under the knife for knee pain. Your way of treating the problem is much cheaper, much less painful, and much more effective & longer lasting, as well as not creating more damaged tissue from surgery. For future reference you might also remember that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is very good for joint pains and few, if any side effects, as our bodies require some of it to function."
04/09/2009: Dexter from Murrieta, CA/USA replies: "Can anybody tell me what is better for hip joint pain and knee pain, asv and honny or cinnamun and honny. Right now I have been eating oat meal for breckfest with about 4 tbls of honny, I have not taken any pain medication for a long time for this problem."
[YEA] 07/19/2008: Frankie from Franklin, Louisiana: "1st I tried BSM remedy for a knee issue but I needed surgery for it. Arthritis was found in right knee and now is in left knee. For a week and some I have been doing the honey-cinn and I positively feel the difference. I have not taken any prescribed meds. for a week. I add 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and add this to a cup very hot water. I drink this morning and nite. I also love the fact that it benefits me in other ways. Hope this helps someone else."
[WARNING!] 12/11/2011: Lafeeverte from London, Uk: "Hi there,
I understand that the use of cinnamon before the taking of the beet juice will have a postive impact on the blood sugar impact of the beets as they are very sweet. Cinnamon is a known reducer of the glycaemic index of a meal.
At 4gms a meal i.e. 1 1/2 teaspsoons, it can reduce not only blood glucose but aslo LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
However it is a VERY POTENT blood thinner and some cinnamon in Europe carries warnings because of this.
I have read that one shouldn't exceed more than 1 1/2 teasps a day because of the blood thinning issues and the Beet protocol requires more than this.
Has anyone any thoughts or experience with this? I think it's very important for those on blood thinning meds.
Love and blessings"
04/24/2009: BJAY from MORROW, GA.: "NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH CINNAMON CAN BE TAKEN WITHOUT HAVING LIVER DAMAGE?"
03/10/2009: Brandy from Athens, GA: "I have a question instead of a remedy? I had nasal septoplasty and turbinate reduction in Oct. 2008. Still having some trouble with congestion and doctor says I have GERD now. Which is a type of reflux. I have been on Previcid for 2 months and even though I do not feel I have reflux he says I need to take pills two times a day instead of one. How does honey and cinnamon work with breathing issues? I always thought honey worked against asthma. I do not have asthma but how would honey and cinnamon affect this? Thanks"Replies
06/03/2009: Tse from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "Hi Brandy: I have same problem as you. PM whenever you can."
06/14/2009: Denis from Oshawa, ON replies: "Have you tried apple cider vinegar for your gerd. Worked for me. I/2 teaspoon as required (or whenever your gut is really burning) which is usually twice a day and only for a short period of a few days"
11/14/2008: Marion from Riverside, Ca: "Which is more beneficial to take everyday? Cinnamon and Honey or Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda. Can these ingredients be put together for a cure all potion? lol I have Asthma, achy joints and high triglycerides. The 2 drinks both sound beneficial.
Geez now I need a remedy for my over-thinking brain. Thanks for the remedies!!"
05/06/2009: Sandy from Tempe, Az replies: "I thought it was Kelp, Apple Cider Vinegar and honey, not baking soda....doesn't that make a "volcano" type eruption!!"
EC: ACV and baking soda is a popular remedy! More info here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures.html
[YEA] 03/27/2008: Jackie from Boise, Idaho: "Received this article and thought it might fit in with your remedies:
Facts on honey and cinnamon:
* It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases.
* Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.
* Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.
* Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.
* In addition to that, Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural Ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
COLDS: 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 cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.
FATIGUE: 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. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.
TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on th e aching tooth. This may be applied three times a day until the tooth stops aching.
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient were found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol. (By the way. if you' re taking cholesterol medicine STOP! They all contain STATIN which weaken your muscles...including YOUR HEART and none has been shown to stop heart attacks or strokes!!!!
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing home s have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
LONGEVITY: 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 a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
WEIGHT LOSS: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach 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 may eat a high calorie diet.
CANCER: 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 for one month three times a day.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing."
EC: Thanks, Jackie. We'd like to find the author of this article for credit as it's posted all over the internet without a source. If you know, please tell us the author's name!
04/04/2008: Martha from Chicago, IL replies: "Is it true that cinnamon may cause damage to the liver? How much cinnamon can I take per day that won't be harmful. Is it safe for children? Please tell me."
05/04/2008: Mohammed from Birmingham, U.K. replies: "re: Response to Martha and Cinnamon and Honey.
Greetings and blessings to all, cinnamon can cause problems as such if too much of it is taken. i am sending you a list of items which are very beneficial for and aid the liver:
1 jambul fruit and seed.
2 fennel water,[not the seed].
4 fresh figs.
5 barley flour. make soup, porridge or bread from it, [this item has many other great health benefits]. when using these items please remember to thank god so that you can also obtain his blessings."
07/14/2008: Molly from Melbourne, Australlia replies: "YOUR URL -
The above URL and one I've pasted below have much the same content?? I was just looking up cinnamon and found the 2 sites.
ANOTHER WBESITE'S URL -
EC: We wish people would name their sources when they send us emails! In the case of cinnamon and honey, these remedies are duplicated on hundreds of websites... it's difficult to tell where the material originated from.
01/09/2009: Pyromom from Columbia, SC replies: "the source of that article is the venerable Weekly World News, that paragon of truthful reporting and Supermarket Wisdom. Is it true? You'd think stories such as "Fountain of Vermouth Discovered' and "Alien Bible Translated' would be a bit of a giveaway. That is not to say that it is false, I am sure that some of the things may be true, there is just no evidence for it."
EC: How funny! Thanks for locating it...
[WARNING!] 01/11/2009: Robin from Rural, VA replies: "I would tend to be wary! I took the Cinnamon Honey cure for a UTI. I have a strong stomach, and can tolerate just about anything. But apparently two tablespoons of cinnamon was too much. I immediately felt nauseous, and vomited about 45 min. later. I don't doubt that there are some curative affects of cinnamon and honey. But even trying to swallow two tablespoons of cinnamon in water is enough to make you sick."
02/20/2009: RL from Republic, MO replies: "One source that mentions all these honey and cinnamon cures and more is http://indoindians.com/health/honey.htm"
06/02/2009: Marinah from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia replies: "Reply to Robin of Rural, VA.: The amount of cinnamon you took (2 tablespoons) seems to be a lot more than all the others as seen in the other letters and suggestions. Most of them only take 1 or 2 teaspoons of cinnamon with double the amount of honey. Less is probably better. Maybe that amount you took is good for inducing vomiting! Marinah."
06/03/2009: Robert from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia replies: "That the cinnamon and honey cure was supposedly first published in the Weekly World News doesn't mean that the cure does not work. While the WWN does print lots of obviously fabricated stories, it's not going to risk massive lawsuits by knowingly publishing a natural remedy (or alleged natural remedy) that could harm its readers or make them nauseous.
Here's what "Prescription for Nutritional Healing", Third ed. has to say about cinnamon:
"Relieves diarrhea and nausea; counteracts congestion; aids peripheral circulation. Warms the body and enhances digestion, especially the metabolism of fats. Also fights fungal infection. Useful for diabetes, weight loss, yeast infection, and uterine hemorrhaging.""
[YEA] 06/30/2008: Ida Lawrence from Thorn Hill, Ontario: "honey and cinnamon cured my sore throat. 2 spoonfuls a day."
[YEA] 07/21/2008: May from Milwaukee, US: "Hi, I used a honey and cinnamon remedy that I heard about from my friend. If you use about a table spoon of raw honey in a cup of warm water (hot will kill the enzymes) and some cinnamon (I don't know exactly how much to use, I just use a couple shakes from the shaker)
It speeds up your metabolism, I've lost a little weight, I have yet to weigh myself, but I can already tell, so I suggest trying it."
06/26/2009: Gean from Salina, Kansas replies: "Would there be any reason why one could not make a larger amount of the cinnamon "tea" (put the cinnamon in boiling water, allow to cool, add raw honey), and keep in in the fridge for several days, and take 1/2 cup every morning and evening? This instead of having to make it every day. It would save time. The proportions, I understand, are 1/2 teas. cinnamon and 1 teas. raw honey to 8 oz. water.
Also, I read some posts about it being damaging to the liver. Would 1/2 teas. cinnamon a day be damaging? Thank you."
06/26/2009: Gean from Salina, Kansas replies: "Does the cinnamon need to be made into a tea, or can it just be mixed with honey (1/4 t. cinnamon and 1/2 t. honey) and chased by an 4 oz glass of water? Thank you."
08/15/2010: Andromeda from La, Usa replies: "Does The Cinnamon and raw honey have to be separate.. They have some that has RAW Honey and Cinnamon mix in 1 jar do you think it will do the same job on making weight lost?"
01/16/2013: Coregon from San Diego, Ca replies: "Honey/cinnamon weight loss remedy really works, but there are a few things that need cleared up. I have read so many posts about "cinnamon" causing liver damage. Just to be clear, the normal "cinnamon" people have in their kitchen cupboards is NOT true cinnamon, it is from the Cassia plant, which contains coumarin, which IS toxic to the liver if taken daily in larger amounts than normal. (baking with it occasionally won't hurt you. ) The true cinnamon is CEYLON Cinnamon. It will not damage the liver. It can be found in health stores or I have found it on Amazon. True cinnamon is what you want for the honey cinnamon cures. It has an amazing flavor too, you won't want the other kind after you have tasted it! Also be sure you don't pour BOILING water over your honey/cinnamon as the heat will destroy the benefits of the raw honey. Warm to medium hot water is better. If you find you don't have time to make this, you can make a large batch of the honey/cinnamon/water and keep in a pitcher in fridge, drinking it cold is fine also.
Found the below at http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=newtip&dbid=31
"What true cinnamon and cassia do not have in common is their coumarin content. Coumarins are naturally occurring plant components that can have strong anticoagulant properties. Because our blood needs to maintain its ability to coagulate in times of injury, excessive intake of coumarins over a prolonged period of time can pose health risks. While the level of naturally occurring coumarins in Ceylon cinnamon appears to be very small and lower than the amount that could cause health risks, the level of naturally occurring coumarins in the cassia cinnamons appears to be higher and may pose a risk to some individuals if consumed in substantial amounts on a regular basis. For this reason, organizations like the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin, Germany have recommended that large amounts of the cassia cinnamons be avoided."
NOTE: Although cassia (grocery store cinnamon) has more blood thinning coumarin in it, true cinnamon (Ceylon) also contains very small amounts of coumarin. Just to be safe, you might want to discontinue the use of both kinds of cinnamons, if you are taking it regularly, if you have surgery or dental work coming up, or if you are on blood thinning medications."
[YEA] 04/04/2008: Tammy from Memphis, TN: "I HAVE BEEN USE THE HONEY AND CINNAMON EVERY MORNING WHEN I AM ON MY WAY TO WORK AND I HAVE MORE ENERY AND NOT HUNGER AND I FIND MYSELF EATING LESS AND NOT REALLY HAVE APPETITE TO EAT I WILL KEEP DRINKING THIS TEA TO SEE IF I WILL LOSS THE WEIGHT SO I HAVE BEEN USE THE TEA FOR ONLY ONE WEEK"Replies
[YEA] 05/11/2008: Brandy from Cincinnati, Ohio replies: "Cinnamon & Honey Remedy for Weight Loss: My husband was 240 pounds two weeks ago and since starting to take the honey and cinnamon tea in the morning and at night and now he has lost at least 15 pounds and he hasn't even started working out yet so now i think i'm going to try it."
06/04/2008: Margie from Warren, MI replies: "You mention honey cinnamon tea. Can you please forward recipe. Or do you just put it in your tea? Thank you."
07/03/2008: Hariom from Sampla[rohtak], Haryana INDIA replies: "i am pasting a formula from a web.
Cinnamon and Honey formula for weight loss:
This should be prepared at night before going to bed.
1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 1/2 tsp cinnamon to 1 tsp honey is recommended but can use more or less as long as in the ratio of 1 to 2. --- so 1 tsp cinnamon to 2 tsp raw honey is ok too as an example.
2. Boil 1 cup...that is 8 oz of water.
3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)
4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.
5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.
6. In the morning drink the other half that you refirgerated...but do not re-heat it...drink it cold or at room temp only.
Do not add anything else to this recipe. No lemon, no lime, no vinegar. It is not necessary to drink it more time in a day...it is only effective on an empty stomach and primarily at night.
This works for most people. Inches are lost before any measurement on the scales. This program will cause significant inches lost...but you will reach a plateau and may not lose anymore. This is because the cinnamon and honey cause a cleansing effect in the digestive tract and cleans out parasites and other fungus and bacteria that slow down the digestion...causing a toxic build up. (Lowers pH) Once this is all cleaned out then you will most likely have the weight loss slow down.
Other side effects from a cleansing can occur because of toxins being released...if this occurs, cut back on how much you use or take a break.
Additionally people report increased energy, more sex drive, and feeling happier/mood enhancer."
03/28/2010: Julie from Hollywood, Florida replies: "I have rhoamatord arthritis, taking humara a shot every 15 day's, been taking 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp cinamon. and mix it together, before i eat, but have coffee in the morning also, i don't make it like tea, I'm gonna stop taking meds to see if i feel better, there's so many side effects from my meds, I'm hoping the cin and honey works like people say."
07/30/2010: Charlie from New Bethlehem, , Pennsylvania, Allegheny replies: "I just got the e-mail on the cinnamon and honey cures and I haven't tried it yet. But my advice to you is not to drop your meds without your doctor's input. That may be
dangerous to you. Use some cinnamon but don't over do it. I'm going to do this thing myself but cautiously for a while. Sorry about butting in. Charlie"
10/29/2011: Legs Dickson from Washington, Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa replies: "With regard to the cinnamon and honey weight loss and heart disease cure protocol, you should be advised that the honey that is used should be RAW ORGANIC honey as regular honey is processed and pasteurized to the extent that most nutrients and enzymes are destroyed. Also, bear in mind that there are two sources of cinnamon - the cheaper variety can adversely affect the liver if taken in sufficient quantities over a long period of time, so it is usually recommended to use Ceylon cinnamon, which is a little more expensive, but will not have the same effect on the liver that the cheaper varieties will have. So, to repeat: use Raw Organic Honey with Ceylon Cinnamon for this weight loss protocol and you will not adversely affect your liver.
This information was derived from extensive research into honey and cinnamon as natural remedies for heart disease and for weight loss. I did not record the citations for the information, but it is researchable by anyone who wishes to verify."
07/04/2012: Rain from Whakatane, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand replies: "Hi All, Im from NZ - I am going to give this a try it may help my low self esteem, I`ll definitely post back here if I know this works and I can feel and notice it. Im quite heavy and carry my body weight around my belly - "yes I know" its an area women have problems with here in nz alot of it caused through having too many children and NOT stopping, never getting the time to do pelvic floor exercises.. So keep an eye out :)"