Cinnamon's Incredible Health Benefits

| Modified on Jan 12, 2023
Clogged Drains
Posted by Sweet Orange (Cyprus) on 02/27/2019

Cinnamon for smelly drains! I discovered I had a sulfur-smelling kitchen sink drain when I moved into a new apartment -- it was a strong smell that would spread through the house! Tried repeated treatments of pouring baking soda into the drain, then washing it down with vinegar, then rinsing with hot water 30 minutes later. It helped some, but not enough. By accident, I discovered that true cinnamon powder would fix the problem. I had spilled about a half cup of cinnamon into that sink and simply rinsed it down the drain with enough water to avoid clogging the drain. The drain smelled fresh the next day and every day after. Cinnamon acts as a natural antibiotic. It saved me from having to bring in a plumber.

Acid Reflux
Posted by Yasmin (United Arab Emirates ) on 03/13/2018

Please let me know how I should have cinnamon powder and when for acidity.

Posted by Rhea (Ohio) on 11/18/2017

How do I mix the witch hazel, distilled water, and cinnamon to put in a spray bottle because the recipe you have calls for one gallon of distilled water.

Side Effects
Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/15/2017 233 posts

"the man that died from carrot juice" was doing so for the vitamin a and was constantly taking absolutely ridiculous amounts of vitamin a at the same time. Not death from carrot juice.

Acid Reflux
Posted by Fred (Austin Texas) on 04/02/2017

I have been eating 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of saigon Cinnamon a day for over 8 weeks. I do not have to take prilosec for acid reflux or heartburn anymore. Even when I feel the symptom a quick does of Cinnamon takes it away almost instantly.

Posted by Tierra (Nc) on 02/22/2017

What was the remedy that you used?? I've been in bed all day with a stomach bug and I'm also 3 months pregnant, but I cannot eat and I've thrown up 13 times today .... help. Need natural remedies

Acid Reflux
Posted by James (Massillon, Ohio ) on 09/17/2016

I have long suspected that cinnamon stops heartburn dead in its tracks. I took Tagamet and Zantac for years, until they stopped working. Then Prilosec hit the market; took that for 10 years until it stopped working. Then on to Nexium......then it stopped working. Ditto for Axcid, Aciphex, Protonix, etc. One night, I was SO MISERABLE with my symptoms, I Tried everything, including drinking an entire bottle of Gaviscon, to no avail. As I sat on the sofa, I spotted a dish of cinnamon disks in a candy dish and, against my better judgment, I grabbed two and popped them into my mouth, and then waited for the fire in my esophagus to REALLY come roaring back even worse than ever, and.....NOTHING! It had completely STOPPED the raging burn in its tracks. I will be researching this much further.

Weight Loss
Posted by Javeria (London, Wimbledon) on 02/16/2016

I'm taking cinnamon from more than 2 Months but its not working on me because I have hypothyroid . Do you have any weight loss tip for me??

Posted by Bill (Texas) on 09/08/2015

Bedbugs can live for a year without feeding on anything. They can even live in a year (at least) in an empty apartment. Are you sure it was the cinnamon?

Posted by Jillery (Rawlly, Nc) on 08/05/2015 88 posts

Cinnamon has helped the arthritis in my ankles/feet ever so much!!! WOW. I take 1t of cinnamon mixed with 1 t of organic honey before my coffee in the morning. I feel 80% better. I love cinnamon anyway so it is great that this is helpful. Thank you once again Earthclinic peeps!!!

General Feedback
Posted by Tony (Tn, Usa) on 12/30/2013

Hello Rocky. I currently take cinnamon myself & have been quite a while now. You should look preferably for an organic cinnamon product. There are many to choose from but make sure you do get organic. Google cinnamon research & its many health benefits.

I have also gotten my mother on it for her diabetes which this substance is known for helping treat. I take 1/2 tsp twice daily with a little water or olive oil. You can take it with or without food but I take it right after meals. Good luck & God Bless!

General Feedback
Posted by Rocky (Decatur, Tx) on 12/29/2013

Hello, I am new to this site; am really enjoying and learning alot! I have a question for anyone that takes cinnamon supplements. Are there any recommendations of which brand? I know it helps reduce inflammation and would like to take it daily.

Urinary Tract Infections
Posted by Anonymous (Pacific Palsades, Ca) on 09/04/2012

The power of cinnamon to kill E-COLI there was a (study apple juice samples were tainted with approximately one million E. Coli O157:H7 bacteria. About a teaspoon of cinnamon was added and the concoction was left to stand for three days. When researchers tested the juice samples it was discovered that 99.5 percent of the bacteria had been destroyed. So I'm trying cinnamon oil in steam for E coli sinus infection a very small amount mixed with some soothing oil on q-tip put in my nose to inhale it to kill e coli.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 06/08/2012

Marion from Riverside, California: I would do the honey and cinnamon in the morning, and the ACV and baking soda at bedtime. My reasoning? We are most acidic in the middle of the night, so the ACV and baking soda would be most apt then to help mitigate any acidosis conditions that may develop. Honey and cinnamon helps satisfy me in the morning and quell my appetite (Thanks EC!!! ). If Honey is a prob because of glucose level for you, try ACV and cinnamon in the morning. The 'famous' ACV brand also makes an apple cinnamon drink, which is delightful, like apple pie in a bottle! Hope this helps you.

Posted by Ladyliza (Granada Hills, Ca) on 02/26/2012 32 posts

Be careful with cinnamon. There is a chemical in table cinnamon which is a carcinogenic. Don't take it over a long time. Make sure you buy the kind that is "Cinnulin PF". My physician has his phd in nutrition and is the head of Integrative Medicine. He rarely puts anyone on pharmaceuticals.

Posted by Teresa (USA) on 10/14/2010

Also cucumber peelings work to get rid of ants. I thought that my mom was joking when she told me to peel a cucumber and throw small slices in the corners of rooms but it worked great and after 12-24 hours not an ant in sight! You'll notice in 3-5 days when the cucumber slices dry up and need replaced because the ants will come back."

[YEA ] 01/07/2011: Dani from Miami, Fl replies: "I sprinkled cinamon everywhere in the bedroom, and it's been a few weeks. Things look OK.

Urinary Tract Infections
Posted by Elizabeth (Nashville, TN) on 01/06/2010

How much cinnamon do you take daily? Do you take capsules already premade or use fresh? Thanks."

01/08/2010: Donna from Royal Oak, Mi replies: "Fresh is of course always better, but I basically took premade capsules for the convenience. Started out with 4-6 a day, a couple in the morning, afternoon and evening. After the symptoms were alleviated, I gradually reduced my intake. I still will take one a day, and sprinkle fresh cinnamon on my toast or apples just for maintenance purposes. Wonderful thing is that cinnamon also helps stomach issues! (gas, bloating, etc) It is a miracle worker as far as I am concerned."

01/08/2010: Elizabeth from Nashville, Tn replies: "Thanks for the information. I will add this to my daily regimen for my IC and hopefully get the same results. God Bless!"

01/08/2010: Donna from Royal Oak, Mi replies: "Let me know if it works as well for you as it did for me! Good luck!"

08/16/2010: Emily from Charlotte, Nc replies: "Hi Donna, I live in NC but used to live in Ann Arbor, Mi! Hope you are doing well. I have suffered from pelvic pain for a while - I believe it's IC, as it flares up after I drink coffee, eat chocolate, or eat strawberries or tomatoes. I read your post and bought cinnamon capsules. I would love to know if you or anybody on this post has had luck with cinnamon - how many 500 mg capsules should I take every day to feel a difference?

Thanks! Emily"

09/08/2010: Jen from Ann Arbor, Mi replies: "Be careful with Cinnamon, it's a major IC bladder irritant for me."

[NAY ] 01/19/2012: Ichater from Northern, California Usa replies: "Prior to the worst flare up in my life, I had already been taking cinnamon capsules daily for a year prior... So I don't think that cinnamon works for everyone. I was taking 1000 mg a day and I still had a flare up.

Side Effects
Posted by Rob (Manhattan, Nyork City) on 05/30/2009

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. 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[1]. 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[2]."

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!

Side Effects
Posted by Ji (Nobody's Business, Quebec) on 12/22/2011

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.)

Posted by Mountain Girl (Blairsville, GA) on 01/22/2011

Hi. My sister has RA very bad (35 yrs. Old) Is currently taking weekly injections of Humira with horrible side affects & other RX pills. How do you take the cinnamin & honey? do you mix in hot water? I would love to tell her about "natural ways" to help w/ her RA thanks. Love EC"

01/22/2011: Lemarque from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia replies: "Hi Mountain Girl. RA as you know is an autoimmune condition, which firstly makes it very difficult to manage and in the advanced stages pharmaceutical intervention is often necessary to enable the person to function. Both honey and cinnamon are very good anti-flammatory agents and your sister could certainly take them combined in water (2t-spoons honey and 1/4 t-spoon cinnamon) but she may find it a little unpalatable. I would suggest combining them into a fresh fruit/vegetable juice or non-dairy smoothy. There is a very effective Vermont Folk Medicine remedy which she may consider. In a glass of water add 2 t-spoons of honey and 2 t-spoons of ACV and drink morning and night. She could simply add the cinnamon to this cocktail if she wishes. Hope this helps."

01/24/2011: Bmr from Quito, Ecuador replies: "My sister has RA and she is doing fine and pain free since using LDN plus Borax. The Borax helped with the pain. You can check the borax section in this site for more information. Hope this helps.

Posted by Rosemarie (Steedman, Missouri) on 07/10/2008

I would like to know how much cinnamon on toast Jeff took and if there was anything else he did. I am having diarrhea with fever & am being treated for bladder infection.I am on antibiotics and I am trying to treat diarrhea naturaly. Appreciate comment."

[YEA ] 03/09/2009: Jo from Terry, Montana, United States replies: "I tried the cinnamon sugar toast recipe after having had diarrhea for five days. I made two slices before bed on the fifth night and went to bed. The next morning I didn't feel gas in my abdomen anymore. Then I put approximately one teaspoon of cinnamon in my oatmeal. By that night I was feeling 100% better."

07/09/2010: Matthew from N. Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "I have had steady diarrhea for two weeks now. I became concerned when I woke up with a mess in my bed! I take alot of vitamins and herbs and thought that might be it. I stopped them all two days ago and no better. I found this site and was looking for something around the house I could use. I tried a tsp of cinnamon on two pieces of toast each with some sugar. That was over an hour ago and the pressure in my lower stomach is gone and I don't currently feel a "pressing need" to run to the toilet! Thanks! I'll keep doing this and see how it goes!

Weight Loss
Posted by V (Fremont, USA) on 12/30/2007

To answer your question about the honey and cinnamon remedy, Hema:

Put the cinnamon and honey together and make a paste. Let that sit for half an hour or so, then add the boiling water and stir. Cover the mixture for another half hour, let it stand; then filter the mixture, and you have your tea. Drink half in the morning, half an hour before breakfast, and half at night, right before bed. Any kind of honey and cinnamon will do. Hope that helps."

08/29/2009: Shalini from Houston, Tx replies: "Can Cinnamon & honey be mixed night before to set and boiling water be added in the morning before drinking?"

03/17/2011: Terri from Halifax, Canada replies: "Boiling water will kill what is good in honey. Do not add boiling water or microwave.

Posted by Rob (Alameda, CA) on 01/07/2010

I warm about a cup of water in microwave for a minute. Then, I add a tsp of ceylon cinnamon and a tsp of honey and drink on empty stomach in the morning and again before bed.

The arthritis/swelling in my wrist goes away within half an hour and stays away for about 12 hours! I can't recommend it highly enough."

04/23/2010: Benjamin from Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States replies: "I was reading about the honey and cinnamon weight loss tricks and other weight loss methods and I was wondering if honey with tea helped at all?

Posted by Mizvee (Wallingford, Ct, Usa) on 11/26/2011

Try cinnamon on your next burn. I keep it in my car, back/sports pack, work & kitchen. Any burn; iron, gas/electric/wood stove, insect or jellyfish sting, motorcycle muffler or abrasion can be remedied using this native healing product. Our family has been using for generations for it's anispetic/healing capability. May be applied as often as needed. Doesn't stain clothing or furniture. Promotes healing via it's phytochemical compounds to reduce pain, counteract bacteria and disinfect wounds without blistering and little to no scarring. I've had 3rd degree burns from a clothes iron (inner arm) and from motorcycle pipes (leg calf) and have no scarring. Use it on my grandkids at the beach when they encounter jelly fish. Simply shake on, the pain is immediately gone. If pain returns (as with 2nd & 3rd degree burns) simply shake on more. Blistering will be minimal & will not run (aka 'leak'). Scabbing will look slightly darker than normal, but will come off without leaving any disfigurment to the skin surface. On major injuries, I use until fully scabbed. (And it smells good too! )

Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Posted by Mark (Dubai, Uae) on 09/04/2011

Hi Guys, I have had this disease from few years now & never bothered till the bumps & lumps got bigger & spreading with marks on my skin.... I got this disease all around my pubic hair....

I have found a remedy after trying nearly everything I read abt this diesease....

Try this and in a months time not only will you get rid of the marks & scars.... But it is the best remedy for this diesease....

No surgery needed.....

All you need is honey & cinnamon powder....

Yes thats it....

One tablespoon of honey & one half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.... Mix them & make a paste...... Apply this all over your infected area & cover it with tissue.... Or any cloth leave it for three to four hours.... Do this preferably before you go to sleep.....

The best bit is it smells good & is good for ur skin as well.....

In one months time..... You are free from this chronic disease....

Good luck & be well...


Posted by Pauline (New York) on 07/25/2011

To either Lisa from Oakland or Bill from San Fernando, Ted recommends 2 drops of cinnamon oil in cup of water for antibacteria purpose, can I use the essential cinnamon oil ? What kind of cinnamon oil is Ted talking about?

Posted by Lou In Texas (Somewhere, Texas) on 07/02/2011

My husband began taking 1 tablespoon of Really Raw Honey and 1 teaspoon of ceylon (sweet) cinnamon about 5-6 weeks ago for his arthritis in his knees. He takes this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and does not eat for at least an hour afterward. He could see a definite improvement after the first week and every week since. He now has no pain in his knees at all, unless he stands up too long at one time. Before, his knees were always in pain.

Side Effects
Posted by Mayallen (Dublin, Ireland) on 05/25/2011


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...

Posted by Dave (Gantt, Al.) on 05/05/2011

I too have osteoarthritus Since I have been taking the honey and cinnamon I have had wonderful results that I never had with ANYTHING else I've tried I had a limp for 4 months was taking 10-12 Ibeprophen a day just to walk without so much pain! Since I've been taking it for two weeks my limp has dissapeared and no longer take any nsaids at all- honey and cinnamon has been a GODSEND to me.

I'm not saying everyone will have the same results but if it can just help one more person as much as it has me, I recommend TRY IT OUT

Posted by Surfminister (Charlotte, Nc, Usa) on 03/29/2011


Hey ya'll, I've been battling hypoglycemia lately and I've found some great stuff here on EC. So thanks to everyone for posting and special thanks to Ted for all of his input.

I did want to point out, however, that if you are dealing with hypoglycemia, be careful of taking too much cinammon. Most of the blood sugar supplements out there are for diabetics and the emphasis is on lowering blood sugar.

I read on one post that cinammon will "stabilize" blood sugar and it will, if you are diabetic. On the other hand, if you are hypoglycemic, cinammon could potentially drive your blood sugar too low. I guess "stabilize" means "lower" to a diabetic, I should have caught that.

So just be careful with cinammon and hypoglycemia. I experienced this myself when I tried taking 500 mg, twice per day. I took one tablet at night and one in the morning and by mid morning, my sugar plummeted. The cinammon was the only thing I changed in my daily routine. Before this, I had been getting progressively better and sugar swings were becoming less and less frequent.

Cheers, JRo

Posted by Joan (Ferndale, Wa) on 03/19/2011

I sprinkle powdered cinnamon on my oatmeal every day, and include it in every recipe that it works with. The bedbugs don't bite me anymore. They have all died of starvation. I figured that if bedbugs hate cinnamon, then why not get it into me, to make it even more effective. It's tasty, and good for you, too. I ingested some cinnamon every day for about three months to totally get rid of the bugs. WARNING: We're only talking about the powdered cinnamon that you buy from the spice shelf at the grocery store. (NOT the concentrated oils in Rest Ease which would be highly toxic.)

Posted by Steven L. Jones (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 02/13/2011

I started Honey and Cinnamon a month ago, and the pain in my knees stopped bothering me after two weeks, but not all the way. At four weeks, no pain. I tried stopping the Hon & Cin, and after one week, the pain was back. Does this mean, I have to take it for life? I'm 69, and plan to live another 33 years. Thank You...

Posted by Pipi (Lakewood, New Jersey) on 09/12/2010

Cinnamon took away my ant problem. Ants hate the smell of cinnamon. I told my friend, who had a problem with ants too, about it, and she sprinkled some cinnamon in the place where they were coming from. The ants didn't come back. My other friend had a cockroach infestation in her home and I figured if cinnamon could work on ants why wouldn't it work on cockroaches. A few weeks later she came back to me and she was like "you know, Pipi, I think your cinnamon worked because I haven't seen a cockroach since I put it out." I was really happy for her. Anyway, a lot of people in my town are having problems with bedbugs and I really think cinnamon could work to eliminate them. I mean, if it could work on ants and cockroaches why wouldn't it work on bedbugs. If you're having a ant or cockroach problem figure out where they are coming from and sprinkle cinnamon in that place. For bedbugs, maybe you could sprinkle cinnamon directly on the mattress under the sheet. I don't know if that might ruin the mattress. I guess whatever you feel is right, do. If you get results with bed bugs.