Use Cinnamon for Joint Pains

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Joint pains can manifest whether a person is 60 or 16. It happens regardless of age, and when it strikes you, it can be really painful and irritating. People usually use over-the-counter medications and other synthetic drugs to ease the pain. There is, however, an easier, more natural way to treat joint pains and sprains, and it's probably just sitting in your kitchen cabinet - cinnamon.

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What are Joint Pains?

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    Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any part of your body.
    It could manifest in short, dull, and numbing in your fingers, toes or hands, or the knees and elbows. Sometimes however, joint pain can immobilize a part of your body due to extreme pain and swelling. Thankfully, joint pain is a common complaint, and doesn't usually require a hospital visit.
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    Arthritis is one of the most frequent causes of joint pain.
    However, it can also be caused by other factors or conditions in your environment. There are at least two main types of arthritis. Both of these cause the majority of joint pain in individuals. Read on to see if you are experiencing one of these two.
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    1. Osteoarthritis. This is a joint pain caused by a breakdown of the cartilage that serves as the impact absorber for the joints.
    2. Rheumatoid arthritis. This one is the biggest bummer, as it can deform and debilitate your joints over time. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain, inflammation and even fluid buildup in your joints, as the immune system attacks the membranes that line them.
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The power of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the world's oldest known seasoning. The tree is ancient, having originated in Sri Lanka, where it was found thousands of years ago. It is the best spice available in terms of its nutrition and exotic taste. It contains unique, wholesome and healing properties that are derived from the active components found in the bark and the essential oils found. Cinnamon also has extremely high anti-oxidant components, which can improve the health in numerous ways. From ancient times, cinnamon has been used as a medicinal remedy for so many things, and people today are re-learning the, medical benefits from eating cinnamon, or using it as a natural remedy.

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Using Cinnamon Tea Combinations for Joint Pains

Cinnamon can be combined with other natural ingredients to boost its healing properties. You may want to consider the following recipes for treating your joint pain.

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    Cinnamon and Honey Joint Treatment:
    This one is simple. Just prepare a glass of hot or cold water (depending on your preference) and dissolve 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of honey into it. Drink it. Do this regularly for about two weeks. Expected Outcome: Reduced joint pain and swelling, resulting in the ability to resume your normal activities once again.
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    Cinnamon and Ginger:
    These two ingredients blend perfectly together. You can use this recipe for beverages and herbal formulas. In a cup of warm water, add cinnamon and ginger powder. Stir and drink while still hot. You can also do this with cinnamon sticks and freshly pressed ginger (so much better).
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    Cinnamon, Honey and Ginger:
    This one is the real deal in treating joint pain. In a clean and clear bowl, mix freshly ground cinnamon, yellow ginger and raw honey. Make it into a thick and gooey mixture. Once it is mixed well, apply it to your joints and Bam! Instant comfort and ease.
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    Cinnamon and Virgin Coconut Oil:
    Find a small used (or new) glass bottle, fill it in with fresh cinnamon sticks, and add virgin coconut oil up to the brim. Leave it overnight, and you have just made a most potent massage oil! Now apply it to your joints and start feeling better immediately. VCO with cinnamon is also a wonder remedy for many other ailments.
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    Enhance by Diet:
    To enhance the above steps, you can also make cinnamon part of every recipe you cook for a week (be sure to add the cinnamon sparingly), and this will hasten the healing of your joints.
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    Cinnamon Coffee:
    Simply add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your coffee grounds �" and brew normally.
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Other Causes of Joint Pain

Aside from osteoporosis, there are other conditions that can cause arthritis, which include the following:

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    Rickets.
    The softening and deterioration of bones in children, usually due to an extreme as well as prolonged vitamin D deficiency.
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    Sarcoidosis.
    The growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells in different parts of the human body.
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    Osteoporosis.
    Causes bones to be very weak and brittle, so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing could potentially cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the wrist or spine.
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    Fibromyalgia.
    A disorder characterized by broad musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleepiness, memory and mood issues.
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    Cancer.
    An unrestrained division of abnormal cells, naturally lowering the body's immune system.
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    Overuse.
    Perhaps the #1 cause of joint pain is the overuse of cartilage/joints, most frequently through exercise and extreme physical activities, causing pain, irritation and swelling.
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    Infection of the Bone.
    Muscles, cartilage, and joints surround your bones, and when the bone is infected with any kind of disease, it disrupts proper oiling and maintenance of the muscles in its vicinity, thus causing pain.
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    Tendinitis.
    Inflammation or irritation of a tendon, which is any one of many thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle mass to bone. The ailment causes pain in addition to tenderness just in the joint. While tendinitis can happen anywhere there are tendons, it's most commonly an issue your neck, elbows, wrists and heels.
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    Injury.
    Smashing any part of your body into anything, falling, twisting, car accidents �" the list is endless of things that can cause you injury, and then pain.
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    Gout - can be characterized by sudden, severe periods of pain, redness and numbness in joints, especially affecting the smaller bones in the feet.
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    Lupus.
    A Chronic inflammatory disease that develops indicated when a body's immune system attacks it's own tissue and organs. The inflammation caused by Lupus can affect a variety of bodily systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood vessels cells, brain, heart and lungs. �"
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    Bursitis.
    An unpleasant condition that affects the tiny fluid-filled pads that act as cushions among your bones and also the tendons and muscular tissues near the joint parts. Bursitis occurs when your bursae become swollen.
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Some Risks You Should Know About

As with all other natural treatments, cinnamon is not without risk. Natural remedies do not always agree with all individuals, so as a precaution, read below:

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    Risks.
    Very high quantities of cinnamon can be toxic, particularly in individuals with liver problems. Because cinnamon may lower blood sugar, people with diabetes might need to adjust their treatment should they use cinnamon supplements. Those who have cancer that's afflicted by fluctuating hormones, like breast cancer, shouldn't use cinnamon. A compound in certain cinnamon products, coumarin, might result in an overworked liver. Because of lack of information or studies on the effects of cinnamon, it's not advised for children or for pregnant or nursing women.
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    Uncomfortable side effects.
    Cinnamon usually causes no negative effects. Heavy use of cinnamon might irritate the mouth and lips, causing sores. Some people report a hypersensitive reaction to cinnamon. It can irritate the skin when applied directly.
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    Interactions.
    If you take any prescribed medicines, or frequently take a specific over-the-counter drug - talk to your doctor before beginning the use of cinnamon as a supplement. They might be contraindicated with antibiotics, diabetes drugs, blood thinners, heart treatments, and others.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • When in doubt, always seek the help of a professional. Do not always rely on self-medication, because while most ailments are treatable, some are incurable.
  • Do not experiment too much, because mixing everything in a bowl with cinnamon may do more harm than good. The steps above are tested and proven, so use them.
  • When suffering from joint pain, the best treatment is rest. The steps above will not help you if while you are treating joint pain, you continue the activities that caused it in the first place.

Questions and Answers

Honey and cinnamon for pain caused by fibromyalgia?

Although intake of honey and cinnamon will not really "cure" fibromyalgia as it is a complicated condition, it will help to alleviate the discomforts that you experience, particularly joint pain.

Honey and cinnamon are well known for their antioxidant properties. Therefore, they both work to relieve inflammation that leads to pain. Also, they tend to relax muscles, therefore, easing those joint pains. In the case of fibromyalgia, although it will not completely cure the pain, you will notice that the pain becomes a lot more bearable.

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Include honey and cinnamon to your regular meals and you'll notice a difference with your condition.

Can rheumatoid arthritis be cured using cinnamon powder?

Is Cinnamon powder capable of curing RA?

The Cinnamon and Honey drink is recommended by sufferers of RA as a wonderful, natural pain reliever to manage their RA symptoms, but it is not a cure. There is no cure for RA but if you treat it with this drink daily, your pain and inflammation be significantly reduced.

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In addition to the Cinnamon Tea recipes above, you can add a tablespoon of turmeric to the combination for further relief.

I have chronic oestoarthritis of both knee joints. I am currently on ayurvedic medicines for my condition?

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I feel pain right under my buttocks as if sitting on something and it is so uncomfortable that I have to stand up from time to time. I initially had low back pain I have been undergoing physio. I have tried: I have been prescribed medication by orthopedic doctor and still undergoing physiotherapy. I think it was caused by: X-tray that I did revealed oesteo fight

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Can I use this and what quantity?

I am suffering with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I have tried: Ayurveda medicine only. I think it was caused by: This is genetic as literature tells us

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