Hypertension or high blood pressure, according to medical experts, is a constant blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or above. Treatments for it include medications as well as dietary and lifestyle changes. There are also numerous gifts from nature that are known to help combat hypertension, and many can attest to their effectiveness!
Take for example a sweet paste that’s out of honey and cinnamon. For so many years now, each one of these ingredients is known in various traditional forms of medicine to be effective against high blood pressure and so many other health issues such as heart disease, a weak immune system, infections, inflammation, joint pain and cancer. Naturally, combining honey and cinnamon makes for a potent natural remedy for various problems.
However, the powerful combination of honey and cinnamon is most popular for its ability to control hypertension, which is something that can increase a person’s risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke if left uncontrolled.
In order to understand why a sweet-tasting paste made from honey and cinnamon is highly effective in reducing high blood pressure, let us to take a look at the respective benefits of the ingredients:
Experts say that antioxidants found abundantly in honey is what makes this gooey and saccharine liquid effective in taking the blood pressure within the normal range. Also, it is said that honey also promotes healthy kidneys. You see, the kidneys can affect the blood pressure as they are the ones that remove excess fluid in the body. Having excess fluid can certainly cause a person’s blood pressure to rise. It’s exactly for this reason why certain medications for hypertension increase your urine output in order to produce the desired effects.
Just like honey, cinnamon is loaded with high blood pressure-fighting antioxidants. In addition, experts say that cinnamon is very good at controlling insulin levels. Having increased insulin levels, scientists say, causes the heart to work harder, and this sets off an increase in blood pressure. Studies have shown that cinnamon is effective at reducing high blood pressure in diabetics because of the popular spice’s ability to reduce insulin levels. However, diabetics are not the only ones that can benefits from cinnamon, based on studies, but hypertensive non-diabetics as well.
By the way, it’s not just hypertension that the combination of honey and cinnamon is said to control effectively, but so many other health concerns! Some of them include:
- High cholesterol levels
- Various bacterial infections within the body
- Painful and swollen joints
- Digestive problems such as indigestion, acid reflux, abdominal cramping and flatulence
- Gum inflammation and tooth decay
- Pimples, acne and other skin conditions (applied topically and taken internally)
- Cough and other upper respiratory tract infections
- Chronic fatigue and decreased energy levels
- Decreased cognitive functioning
As you can see, it’s not just people with high blood pressure that can benefit from a paste out of honey and cinnamon, but so many others that are bugged by other conditions and diseases!
So how do you make this hypertension-combating honey and cinnamon paste? All you have to do is combine a tablespoon of honey (preferably raw and organic) with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder (opt for Ceylon as it’s the real deal). Mix very well. If the paste is too thick, feel free to add a few drops of water. Take the resulting paste first thing in the morning and again before you hit the sack.
Just like when relying on any other all-natural remedy for a health problem, let your doctor know about your plan on using this sweet paste for controlling hypertension or other health-related issue you are having.