Honey and Cinnamon Cures

Now, I have never tried these honey and cinnamon cures myself, and I would always recommend that you visit your doctor for advice about any illness. In addition, I have not found much in the way of scientific evidence to support these claims, so it appears they may have their basis in 'old wives' tales'.

Part of the evidence I found for cinnamon on its own, was in relation to a particular type (e.g. cassia cinnamon).  However, the cinnamons purchased from food stores tend to be blended.

Some sources state that too much cinnamon can even be bad for you, for instance, potentially causing damage to the liver.  So if you have a problem, perhaps it's best to just go to the doctor?

There are a number of scientifically proven claims made about honey - for example, it's antibacterial properties are very well documented, and these probably qualify honey for a variety of different uses where antibacterial properties are useful.  

However, I don't agree with over-hyping things, and I believe it can be irresponsible to do so.  There are, after all, perfectly valid reasons for eating honey (e.g. you enjoy it).  

However, I really enjoyed reading about these cinnamon and honey home remedies - some of the claims are quite bizarre, and made me smile!  I'm not sure these honey and cinnamon recipes will actually cure anything, however.

Here they are:

rectangular slab of honey comb on a white plate with a honey stick, cinnamon sticks and star anise, lemon slices and a glass of amber coloured water containing honey.

Honey And Cinnamon Cures:


If you have high cholesterol, again I recommend you seek advice rather than relying on this one, because I have yet to see any evidence for this, yet apparently, some people claim that one of the benefits of honey and cinnamon is that it can reduce cholesterol.  The formula: mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 3 teaspoons of cinnamon together with water.  I'm not convinced.

Hair loss

It is said that honey and cinnamon can be used for hair loss. Make a paste combining olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cover with a shower cap for 15 minutes, then wash the hair normally. Well if it works, I'd expect a cosmetics company to produce a scientifically proven formula and format, because I'm sure that such a product would be worth a fortune!  That said, there are a number of benefits proposed for using a little honey on the hair, because it aids dryness.  You can read more on my page about honey and hair masks.

Bad breath

Make a warm drink, combining water, 1 teaspoon of honey, and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Gargle before swallowing. Well, if nothing else, it sounds as though it may go down well on a winter’s day!  To be fair, the antibacterial properties of honey may help, but I'm not sure how good it will be for your teeth to gargle with it.  No comment on the cinnamon.


Apparently, taking honey and cinnamon can reduce flatulence. Is that just a load of hot air or what, I don’t know?!

Bladder infections

If I had a bladder infection, I’m not sure I’d want to wait around to see if honey and cinnamon worked as a remedy! I’d be over to my doctor like a shot! However, the recipe says you should add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey to warm water.  No, I think a visit to your health care professional is a better idea.


Take 2 tablespoons of honey mixed with a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon before food to reduce acidity in the stomach.  Does this work?  I don't know, and I don't suffer from indigestion, so I'm unlikely to try it.  Or you could take a simple antacid.  You could also avoid any foods that you are aware can cause problems for you.

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