Thanks to Cheryl for this great and informative posting!-A.M.
Here is another great article about the amazing benefits of honey (and cinnamon)
Also, I am including the comments made by Gary Collier, in response to my previous email re: honey & cinnamon, for your awareness.
Gary’s Comments:
honey_bee_cone_zps2c767868Like most articles of this kind, the author does not define “honey”.   If you saw my recent mailing about the faux “honey” being sold in grocery stores (that is mostly high-fructose corn syrup), you know that it is important to be clear about this issue.  By “honey”, one should be referring to organic, uncooked, infiltered, locally-grown honey preferably bought directly from a beekeeper.  (I have been told by a beekeeper that even some “organic” beekeepers feed their bees non-organic stuff during the wintertime, rendering the next-year‘s honey effectively non-organic.)

Note:  Honey can be filtered at home with cheesecloth and the application of some heat, as long as the temperature is maintained below 105 degrees F.  Any temp over that will start destroying the proteins, enzymes and vitamins in the honey and pollen.  It’s best to filter it yourself and not trust that somebody else didn’t overcook it….

Cinnamon is great, but it is more effective with women than men.  Cinnamon can actually clog up a guy’s plumbing if overused, so caution should be exercised….

One thing the article didn’t mention:  Bed-wetting.   A teaspoon of real honey right before bedtime for children who are still wetting the bed after a certain age will cure it in no time….

 
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Link to article:
http://www.naturalnews.com/036649_honey_home_remedies_medicine.html

More Than 80 Reasons to Use Honey as DIY Home Remedy For Better Health and Good Eats
(NaturalNews) Everyone knows honey tastes sweet and is delicious mixed with tea and lemon; but chances are you never realized how many health-related uses this versatile food possesses. It makes a wonderful DIY home remedy that helps to cure many conditions that ail you. The best honey is one that is totally raw, organic and contains the honeycomb in the jar. It should include royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen for maximum health benefits.

Medicinal Uses

~ Moisturize skin with a mixture of honey, eggs and flour
~ Honey is antibacterial and makes a powerful antiseptic to cleanse and heal wounds and prevent scabs from sticking to bandages
~ Kills viruses and bacterial infections when mixed and eaten with raw, minced garlic
~ Boosts energy, reduces fatigue, stimulates mental alertness, strengthens immunity, provides minerals, vitamins, antioxidants
~ Restores eyesight, relieves a sore throat, makes an effective cough syrup
~ Prevents heart disease by improving blood flow and prevents damage to capillaries
~ Regulates the bowels; cures colitis and IBS
~ Soothes burns, disinfects wounds, reduces inflammation and pain, promotes faster healing
~ Reduces anxiety and acts as a sedative; creating calm and restful sleep, alkalizes body’s pH
~ Anti-cancer agents protect against the formation of tumors
~ Relieves indigestion and acid reflux, heals peptic ulcers
~ Makes a great lip balm and refreshing herbal wash or lotion
~ Destroys bacteria causing acne, prevents scarring
~ Flushes parasites from liver and colon
~ Heal diabetic ulcers with topical applications
~ Mix with powdered herbs for topical applications or to reduce bitterness when taken internally
~ Smooths and exfoliates facial skin, reduces surface lines, softens dry skin on elbows and heels
~ Add to green coconut water for supercharged athletic drinks
~ Relieve hangovers by eating honey the morning after
~ Protect hair from split ends with a honey conditioner; honey rinse promotes shiny hair
~ Soften hard water by adding honey to bath water
~ Speeds metabolism to stimulate weight loss
~ Improves digestion with natural enzymes
~ Mix honey and lemon with warm water first thing in the morning for an effective cleanse
~ Anti-fungal properties cure vaginal yeast infections and athlete’s foot
~ Relieve hay fever by chewing on honeycomb
~ Protects topically and internally against pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MRSA
~ Builds immunity to hay fever allergens by mixing honey and bee pollen and take early in season
~ Quenches thirst and relieves heat stroke; stops hiccups
~ Lessens the effects of poisons and toxins
~ Has mild laxative properties
~ Relieves asthma when mixed with black pepper and ginger
~ Controls blood pressure when mixed with fresh garlic juice

Honey and Cinnamon

~ Mixing honey, cinnamon and hot water in varying amounts relieves arthritis, bladder infections and abdominal gas; lowers LDL cholesterol, and improves digestion. Additionally, it kills the flu and other viruses, slows the aging process, restores hearing and relieves bad breath.
~ Applying honey, cinnamon and hot olive oil topically prevents hair loss as well as stops a toothache

Honey as food

~ Make salad dressing using honey
~ Sweeten baked goods with honey instead of sugar
~ Smear honey on toast for a mid-afternoon energy snack
~ Preserve fruit by adding honey to water and pouring over fresh fruit in canning jars
~ Make fresh fruit jams with honey instead of sugar
~ Use for making honey wines and beers

Warning

Never give honey to babies under the age of one due to the risk of botulism. Honey caries botulism spores and babies don’t have enough immunity for proper protection.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.health.com
http://www.pioneerthinking.com
http://voices.yahoo.com
http://alislaah4.tripod.com/moreadvices2/id18.htm?
http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/health-benefits-of-honey.html?
http://homesteadbasics.com

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