With cold and flu season on the verge, I thought I would share my favorite cold and flu remedy. A mixture of honey and cinnamon for colds or the flu has been used for generations! The mixture is often called a cure for colds. It has been shown to reduce the length of a cold by at least 2 days and it also reduces the severity of symptoms.
Anytime I start to feel any symptoms of a cold or virus, I always turn to this remedy of taking honey and cinnamon for colds. My other go-to remedies are eating coconut oil for it’s antiviral properties and making a super immune boosting juice.
Why a Mixture of Honey and Cinnamon for Colds or the Flu Works
Honey has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties. Many studies have shown that it is effective at fighting external and internal infections.
Cinnamon is also beneficial as it contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties.
Honey and cinnamon are powerful immune boosters! So, taking a mixture of the two makes for a powerful natural remedy. You can use this remedy to not only reduce the severity of your cold, but also prevent future colds or other viruses.
Together these two ingredients make a super healing combination.
What Kind of Honey and Cinnamon is Best?
The majority of honey on store shelves is highly processed and isn’t really pure honey. For this reason, it is best to only use organic raw honey that is unpasteurized. Raw honey contains the most nutrients making it more effective at boosting the immune system and warding off viruses. You may be able to find raw honey locally, such as at a farmer’s market, but you can also get it online.
It is also beneficial to use Ceylon cinnamon compared to cassia cinnamon, as it more nutrient dense.
Honey and Cinnamon for Colds Mixture
1. Mix honey and cinnamon.
2. Take it 2 times a day, for 3 days as soon as you feel a cold or flu coming on.
If you don’t want to take the mixture straight, you can still get the benefits by adding the ingredients to a cup of tea.
Honey and Cinnamon Tea
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
- 1 cup of water
1. Bring water to a light boil, remove from heat and pour into a glass.
2. Add honey, cinnamon, lemon, and stir.
3. Drink the tea 2 times a day, for 3 days.
Another easy way to take the mixture is to spread it on a slice of bread.
Have you tried a mixture of honey and cinnamon for colds or the flu? Did it work for you?