Make Cinnamon Remedies to Treat Colds, Inflamed Nasal Passages and Throat
Edited by Witz Taluban, Eng, Lynn, Ermin
Colds, blocked nasal passages, and sore throat - all of these are small cases of sickness, but when they are left untreated, they may definitely interfere with your daily activities and make your personal life doomed. In addition, these symptoms oftentimes occur at the same time, which may be a big hassle. Common colds, inflamed nasal passages and throat can be chronic or acute, so you should take steps to treat them at once. Here is a comprehensive guide to making a cinnamon remedy that will ease your nasal, throat and common cold problems.
Facts About Cinnamon:
Cinnamon has a distinctive fragrant aroma with a pungent, sweetish taste. It has been used as a spice ingredient for culinary purposes and medicinal purposes since ancient times, because of its healing properties and aromatic taste. Cinnamon oil, which may be extracted from its bark by distillation, is also used for scenting soaps and flavoring candies. The ones you see at supermarkets are usually made from the barks of a cinnamon tree. They are either sold in powder or stick forms.
Cinnamon has powerful antioxidants that are known to be effective in reducing inflammatory diseases. It is also a great source of fiber, iron, calcium, and manganese. The oil of the cinnamon is a natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent, which is responsible for reducing inflammation.
Uses of Cinnamon for Colds, Inflamed Nasal Passages and Throat:
Although there is no scientific evidence that cinnamon is effective for common colds, inflamed nasal passages and throat, it is still has anti-bacterial compound that can reduce bacteria and inflammation. The Chinese have been using cinnamon for thousands of years already for medicinal purposes. However, some modern health professionals do not believe in the efficacy of cinnamon as a medicinal herb.
A common cold, on the other hand, is a viral disease and it cannot be controlled and treated at once. However, you can reduce the risk of signs and symptoms brought on by the ailment. You may want to try some recipes below on how to use cinnamon:
Method 1: Gargling with Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon powder
- A dash of pepper
- 2 tsp. of honey
- Cinnamon oil
- Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of pepper together.
- Add the honey into the mixture and mix them well until blend.
- Pour in lukewarm or hot water.
- Add two or three drops of cinnamon oil and a teaspoon of honey into the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a clean glass and gargle with it. This might help reduce inflammation in the throat.
Method 2: Cinnamon with Honey and Soy milk
- Simmer the ingredients into a pot.
- Fill your cup with the mixture, once it is slightly hot.
- Drink your new tasty warming beverage. This might help clear away mucus in the throat.
Method 3: A Simple Cinnamon Hot Tea
- Pour 6 cups of water into a pot and add 6 cinnamon sticks.
- Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the tea bags into the pot and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Discard the tea bags and cinnamon sticks.
- Add the sugar into the mixture and wait until it completely dissolves.
- Pour in the milk and heat the mixture again, until it becomes hot.
- Fill your glass with the mixture and allow it to cool for few minutes.
- Top it with a whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg (optional).
- Serve and enjoy your new delicious cinnamon hot tea.
Method 4: Cinnamon and Honey Tea for Kids
- Mix the two ingredients well into a small bowl.
- Consume after every few hours until the condition gradually improves.
- Make more if there are significant immediate effects.
Tips & Warnings:
- Whom to ask?Consult your health care provider regarding any homemade remedies. These might trigger adverse effects, if you are allergic to some substances found in herbs.
- Act fast. Treat your colds, sore throats, and blocked nasal passages in a rigorous manner to prevent them from becoming worse. Early action is important.
- Watch out moms. Avoid taking cinnamon in any forms, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- How much is enough? Some health care professionals recommend 2 to 4 grams (1/2 to 1 tsp. of cinnamon) a day. Do not overdose taking any herbal medications because high doses could be toxic.
- Ask the doctor. If you are taking some medications, always consult your doctor before taking cinnamon. This herb has powerful active properties that can interact with substances found in modern medications.
- Caution on kids please. Do not give your child with cinnamon too much, as it can cause some adverse effects. To be sure, ask your doctor about cinnamon home remedies before giving them to your child.
- Cease from smoking. If you smoke cigarettes, consider quitting smoking. Smoking might aggravate your sore throat.
- Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water every day to flush toxins and bacteria out from your body
- Cut down on sugar and coffee. Sugary and caffeinated drinks are not good for your throat and body. These beverages can worsen the inflammation.
Categories : Cinnamon Usage & Benefits
Recent edits by: Lynn, Eng, Witz Taluban