This season we have been using honey and cinnamon at the first sign of a cold to end it quickly, and it has worked quite well!
Did you know that a teaspoon of honey (raw is best) and a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon will usually knock out a cold within a day or two? Take twice a day for 3 days for best results. You can mix it in a small bowl and then feed the child with a spoon, having a glass of water for him to drink down with it. It is best to take with first sniffles as it will usually take away all vestiges of the cold within 5 hours.
This information is easily found on the web. We tried it and couldn’t believe how fast and well it worked. Oh, and in case some of you don’t know why these work~both honey and cinnamon have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. I know colds are viruses and the honey and cinnamon goes after the virus. How does it work? I’ve no idea! I just know it will knock out 9 colds out of 10. 🙂
We’ve all used this remedy now a couple times and it has worked! I’ve used echinacea in the past, but with the honey-cinnamon remedy, I can really feel it working right away. I usually stir my honey cinnamon mixture into tea, and the children use theirs as dip for fruit. I love having something that can work on that dreaded ‘I think I’m getting sick’ feeling.
Honey and Cinnamon Cold Remedy:
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
How to take:
Take this amount every few hours as soon as you feel a cold or other illness coming on, you will see immediate effect. You can mix up a small bowl full of honey and cinnamon and spoon it into hot drinks or dip fruit into it all day long.
As with all home remedies, your mileage may vary and please do not substitute this for proper medical advice! Honey should not be given to infants under 1 year old due to the risk of botulism.
Raw honey is most beneficial when found locally.