Let's have a look at some of the largest benefits of these two powerful Mother Nature's 'medications'.
Just today, as I was preparing a blend of cinnamon, honey and hot water for our old boy Buck, who is suffering a respiratory infection, it struck me that there are so many health benefits of these two, so common kitchen 'ingredients'. I am sure they figure in your kitchen as well, you probably love them for their delicious taste, but did you know there are so many uses for them in the medicinal sphere and that they are some of the strongest antibiotics, with anti-inflamatory and antimicrobial properties that Mother Nature has to offer?
I cannot imagine my cough, flu or cold tea without cinnamon and honey. They can literary put me back on track within hours, or days at most.
The honey and cinnamon combination can help cure as many conditions as:
1. Heart disease
5. Respiratory issues
7. Low Immunity
Always look for locally produced, raw honey. If you can't get it, opt for an organic certified one. You don't want honey that has tons of sugar added into it.
Honey is also a popular ingredient in the natural, holistic, home prepared animal nutrition and is an important part of many B.A.R.F. diet recipes and menus.
My tip: Use it when baking dog treats, instead of sugar, to add some natural sweetness and also some important nutrients to make your home made pet cookies not just delicious, but healthy.
Honey And Cinnamon Remedy:
- put 1tea spoon ground cinnamon (powder) in a cup
- pour over about half a cup of boiling water
- stir well and let cinnamon swell for a few minutes
- add 1 table spoon of honey, stir until honey dissolves
Feed 1-2 table spoons per dog per serving, for example as part of a healthy morning feeding, mixed into 100g of plain yogurt with probiotics, or just blend into the dog's food at least twice daily.
Using the honey and cinnamon mixture as a remedy for tired, sick, weak animals, especially with respiratory way disease, filter the ready blend through a sifter and use the pure liquid. You can put it in a syringe and slowly feed it in intervals to your animal patient. For very weak dogs, administer 5-10ml every hour to a medium sized dog. Double or lower the amount based on your pet's size.
Serve it warm (not hot!) or in room temperature.