Mother Nature has offered us a wide range of herbs and spices that people used for centuries in the treatment of various health conditions. Archeologists found various plants and herbs in the tombs of our ancestors as they were considered magical and extremely healing.
Science has confirmed the beneficial properties of the products of nature in the treatment of various health issues. In fact, most of the medicines are actually based on the use of various plants.
Before the amazing breakthrough of the penicillin, people have constantly used natural remedies in the treatment of stomach aches, clods, influenza, and headaches. These herbal remedies are known as phyto drugs, but unlike the pharmaceutical drugs these remedies are based on only natural ingredients.
In this article we shall focus on the incredible properties of lemon and cinnamon. These ingredients have been used by people for centuries and were very well recognized for their powerful properties. When combined, they turn into a powerful natural remedy that can rejuvenate the body and boost its defense systems against various diseases.
Cinnamon and Lemon Combo
The traditional medicine widely used the mixture of lemon and cinnamon in the treatment of joint pain, skin issues, and weight management.
Here it is how to prepare this amazing mixture and enjoy all its magnificent benefits:
Recipe of the Lemon/Cinnamon Combo
The preparation is very easy and the included ingredients are easily available.
- 5 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 cup of water
Method of Preparation:
Start with pouring the water in a saucepan and once it reaches its boiling point remove it from heat. Next, add the cinnamon and honey and leave it to infuse for 15 minutes. After that period, strain the mixture and add the lemon juice.
Use: Consume this mixture every morning on an empty stomach.
Health Benefits of this Remedy
- Reduction of joint pain
Thanks to the high content of vitamin C, the inflammation that causes the joint pain will get reduced and thus alleviate the pain. Lemons as well as contribute to higher production of collagen, highly needed for healthy bones and joints. On the other hand, the cinnamon and the content of antioxidants will offer potent anti-inflammatory action alleviating this condition.
- Weight loss assistance
This mixture will significantly boost the work of the metabolism. The content of cinnamon will regulate the insulin and carbohydrate levels in the body. The carbs will be used for creating energy and not stored in the body thus leading to weight gain. The presence of lemon will purify the body from the build-up waste and toxins that will contribute to the weight loss process. It will remove excess waste, fats and water, which in turn will lower the body fat.
In the case of weight loss, this remedy is not taken on an empty stomach but 20 minutes after you have consumed your meal. In this way, the metabolism will get boosted and the body’s digestion facilitated.
- Radiant skin
The cinnamon and lemon combo demonstrate powerful antibacterial action. The lemon juice will remove the acne and pimples, and the cinnamon on the other hand will reduce the infections caused by blackheads and tighten the pores.
For this treatment you need to prepare the following mixture;
Needed Ingredients and Things:
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 small container
- 1 disc made of cotton
First nicely clean your facial skin and then use this treatment. Dip the cotton into the mixture and dap it in the affects areas with acne and pimples. Let it stand for 5 minutes and after that wash it off with lukewarm water. Apply this treatment before bedtime or whenever you notice a pimple or unwanted spots on your face.
Have in mind that the lemon shows photo sensitizing effects and because of that make sure to use this treatment at night and never during the day. Prior use, you need to check if you are allergic to cinnamon. Just use some cinnamon on a skin patch behind your ear, and if there are no reactions use this treatment freely.
People suffering from citrus allergies, stomach ulcers, biliary or renal disorders should not consume lemon.
Pregnant women should not use cinnamon.