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honey & cinnamon

 

Combining honey and cinnamon has been used for centuries in both traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine, it was founded 5000 years ago in India. These two powerful ingredients have unique healing abilities.  Cinnamon’s essential oils mixed with  honey’s special enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide qualify the two “anti-microbial”

Here are some ailments that honey and cinnamon can help with:

1) HEART DISEASES: Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread instead of using jam or butter and eat it regularly for breakfast. It is believed that in the long run, this can help prevent blockages in blood vessels, heart attacks and hypercholesterolemia.

2) ARTHRITIS: Apply a paste made of the two ingredients on the affected part of the body and massage slowly. Drinking tea with honey and cinnamon daily can also help relieve pain and stiffness in the joints.

3) HAIR LOSS: Apply a paste of hot olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath, leave it for 15 min and wash.

4) BLADDER INFECTIONS: Mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and half a teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink. This can help destroy the bacteria in the urinary system.

5) TOOTHACHE: Apply a paste of cinnamon powder and honey and on the aching tooth.

6) CHOLESTEROL: Add honey to cinnamon powder mixed in boiled water or green tea and drink.

7) COLDS: Make a glass of lukewarm honey water mixed with a pinch of cinnamon powder to help boost your immune system during the cold season. It is also helpful in clearing the sinuses.

8) INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on a spoonful of honey taken before food relieves acidity and prevents indigestion.

9) LONGEVITY: Regularly take tea made with honey and a little cinnamon powder to strengthen your immune system and protect your body from viral and bacterial attacks.

10) PIMPLES: Mix honey with cinnamon powder and apply paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash away the next morning.

11) OBESITY: To reduce weight daily drink a mixture of a teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder boiled in water with an empty stomach in the morning about half an hour before breakfast.

12) BAD BREATH:  Gargle with warm water, honey and cinnamon  for breath that stays fresh throughout the day.

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rawhoney.hair.conditioner

Here are some of my favourite recipes for raw honey hair conditioners, I like to switch it up each week for my weekly deep conditioning treatment.  I always leave these luxurious hair treatments on for at least 30 minutes so they have time to penetrate into the hair shaft and work their magic.  I follow up with a warm water hair rinse and a gentle shampoo (only the roots).

 

For dry hair mix:

1/2 cup of raw honey

1/4 cup of olive oil

For shiny hair or if you use a lot of hair products try this one to remove buildup, mix:

1/4 cup of raw honey

10 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

For extra moisturizing or problems with split ends and hair breakage, mix:

1/4 cup of raw honey

3 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil

 

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rawhoney.hair.growth

Although it has not been scientifically proven, many people swear that raw honey has helped them with hair growth.  It does make sense because raw honey is packed full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that when applied to the scalp it feeds the hair follicles which in turn encourages hair growth.  Raw honey also smooths hair strands and acts as a natural humectant drawing moisture into the hair leading to less breakage.  Here are two recipes to try, one is simple and one has more ingredients such as olive oil for deep conditioning & egg which is high in protein for increased hair strength:

Simple everyday treatment:

1/4 cup of raw honey mixed with warm water massage it into hair as you would a shampoo, leave on for 3-5 minutes and rinse with warm water

Weekly deep conditioning treatment:

Mix all of the following ingredients together and massage into hair and scalp, leave on 30 minutes and rinse with warm water

1/2 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

2 tablespoons of raw honey

1 egg

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raw-honey-asthma

Raw Honey & Asthma

Raw Honey can be a great natural remedy to relieve pain and inflammation from both Bronchitis and Asthma.  For Bronchitis mix the raw honey with freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Mix equal parts together and take by the spoonful or mix it with warm water for a soothing drink.  Mixing these two delicious ingredients together will soothe your sore throat as well as providing relief from coughing and congestion.  The lemon will give you a much needed boost of vitamin C and the raw honey which is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal will aid your body in the healing process.

For Asthma it is the propolis in the raw honey that is beneficial.  Propolis is both anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory and honey is well known to help in immune system recovery following an asthma attack.  One of the main symptoms of asthma is accumulation of mucous in the bronchial tubes causing airways to constrict.  Raw honey can soothe these mucous membranes making it easier to breathe.  Asthma sufferers should take one teaspoon of raw honey three times daily to get the benefits.

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Rawhoney.carrot.face.mask

 

This face mask works wonders for oily skin, use it whenever you like because it is so gentle and natural.  There are many vitamins in carrots that will benefit your skin such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, Potassium and antioxidants.  Raw honey contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.  This mask will leave your skin soft, smooth and radiant.

Use 2 or 3 carrots and steam them, when they are soft mash them up and let them cool, mix the mashed carrots with a couple tablespoons of raw honey.  Apply the mixture to your face, neck and chest.  Leave the mask on for 25-30 minutes and rinse.

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Kale.salad.rawhoney

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 bunch of  kale
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • sliced apple

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and enjoy!

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raw.honey.acne

Do you suffer with acne?  Well this is definitely worth a try, raw honey and cinnamon facial mask.  This all-natural solution for fighting acne is becoming more and more popular because of the great results!  Raw honey has natural antibacterial, antiseptic properties and cinnamon is also antibacterial, this power combination can rid you of acne forever!   Raw honey is very moisturising so it is not harsh and drying like many commercial products for acne.  Twice a week whip up this simple facial mask, apply to face, neck and anywhere you have acne, leave on 15 to 20 minutes and rinse.

~ 3 teaspoons Raw Honey

~ 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

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Carrot.Salad.RawHoney

  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

 

Mix oil, lemon juice, honey, shallot, salt and pepper in a bowl.   Add carrots, raisins and walnuts.  Enjoy!

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rawhoney.lips

Raw Honey is a great all natural moisturiser for your lips.  Simply apply a thin layer before going to bed and it will keep your lips moist throughout the night and you will wake up with a soft, smooth smile.  Store brand lip glosses and balms often contain sketchy chemicals that you don’t want anywhere near your mouth, we tend to eat what is on our lips when we drink, talk and lick so choose raw honey for a safer alternative.  Honey leaves a beautiful gloss so wearing it during the day is great too,  just fill a small container or pill bottle with raw honey and you can bring it with you for touch ups throughout the day.  Raw Honey is also antibacterial and anti-fungal so it can help to promote healing for cold sores and cracked, chapped lips.

Give raw honey a try on your lips today, you will love the results!

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rawhoney.lemon.facial

This facial mask is so simple and effective simply take 1/2 of the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon, and 2 teaspoons of honey.  Mix, and apply to your skin leave it on your face for about 10 minutes and remove with a warm, wet washcloth.

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