(NaturalNews) Honey and cinnamon is useful toward healing cancer and arthritis. Is this a stretch, a rumor, or what? Not according to a January 17, 1995 issue of Canadian magazine Weekly World News. It listed honey and cinnamon`s cancer and arthritis healing as clinically proven and recognized it as valid, even ` Ram-Ban` (effective and safe), for several health issues including cancer and arthritis.
But for whatever reason, this hard copy magazine`s news item about honey and cinnamon didn`t get picked up on the Internet until 2006 through 2009, when it went viral.
Honey for Healing Has a Long History
Probably the oldest form of medicine still in existence throughout the world, Ayurveda, has known about the combination of honey and cinnamon for curing or treating many diseases throughout its 5,000 year history. Often honey is prescribed by itself or with other herbs as an adjunct to carry the herb`s healing properties deep into tissues and cells.
Of course, this isn`t the honey in your plastic honey bear container purchased from your average supermarket. This is pure unadulterated unpasteurized organic honey not heated that has healing properties. Many claim locally produced honey serves healing best.
Recently however, active Manuka honey from New Zealand has taken the lime light as the queen of honeys for healing and health. It is reputed to have the highest anti-microbial activity of all honeys. Hospitals and clinics in New Zealand and Australia are using Manuka honey, taken from bees pollinating the Manuka trees in New Zealand, for treating MRSA antibiotic resistant bacteria that infects surgical wounds. It has also been clinically proven for healing diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
David Wolfe, a zealous promoter of raw and healthy foods, maintains that you should use raw bee products of all types for longevity. He refutes the lab analysis method of determining nutrients and asserts the energetic synergy within bee products. David points out how bees instinctively know where to get high energy food, from flowers.
So What About Cinnamon?
There`s more to cinnamon than sprinkling it on deserts and holiday beverages for a taste topper. It is recognized as a glucose regulator to even out sugar spikes. It`s so good at this that it helps those with Type 2 diabetes maintain steady blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon has demonstrated an ability to stop medication resistant yeast infections. The USDA in Maryland has reported cinnamon`s ability to stop or minimize the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. Added to foods, it inhibits spoilage with its anti-bacterial properties. Researchers at Kansa State University discovered that it eliminated E. coli in unpasteurized juices.
Cinnamon has anti clotting properties, and it has a high content of absorbable manganese, calcium, iron, and fiber. Once again, it`s important to make sure the cinnamon is organic and not irradiated.
Combining Honey and Cinnamon
Research in Japan and Australia has shown the combination of honey as at least an effective adjunct for treating some cancers, perhaps even a cure. A Copenhagen study proved that even extreme cases of arthritis were significantly improved with a daily dose of honey and cinnamon.
The dosage for the cancer patients was one teaspoon of cinnamon with one tablespoon of honey three times a day, while the dosage in Copenhagen was a half teaspoon of cinnamon with a tablespoon of honey.
Several other health issues handled by honey and cinnamon were listed by the Weekly World News issue mentioned earlier. You`ll find them among the sources below. Looks like using a couple of common foods that are considered irrelevant for healing and health are actually worth considering for both.
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