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Cinnamon for Natural Bronchitis and Respiratory Relief

Cinnamon not only makes cookies and all kinds of baked goods and warm oatmeal taste yummy, it reduces cholesterol and reduces blood sugar. It has anti-infectious, antibacterial and antioxidant properties and can help guard against cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurological diseases. It also reduces inflammation.

Cinnamon is commonly used to help treat muscle spasma, nasal congestion, coughing, infections, and the common cold. 

Cinnamon has wonderful health benefits for both humans AND chickens. But today, I'm going to share a recipe for people.

Read more about using cinnamon and other natural remedies for respiratory issues in your chickens HERE

Cinnamon for Natural Bronchitis and Respiratory Relief

If you suffer from bronchitis or feel a scratchy throat coming on, try whipping up a batch of this all-natural Chai Spiced Honey Bronchitis and Cough Relief.

Chai Spiced Honey Bronchitis and Cough Relief (for people)


1/2 cup local honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
A few turns of fresh cracked black pepper

Whisk the above ingredients together in a small glass jar and then add 1 teaspoon of the spiced honey into a cup of hot tea or coffee (or plain hot water) each morning or just eat right from the spoon. Store in a cool, dry place.

It's as simple as that. No cough drops, no cough medicine with codeine. Just good old-fashioned spices and honey. AND it actually tastes pretty good!

As little as a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon a day added to your diet can have wonderful health benefits, so sprinkle some on your cereal, and include it in baked goods, as well as in this spiced honey.

Note: There are two common types of cinnamon, Cassia and Ceylon. You'll want to try and find Ceylon cinnamon because it contains less coumarin (which can cause liver damage and thin the blood in excessive dosages), but either variety in moderation is just fine to incorporate into your diet.

References:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266069.php
http://www.benefitsfromcinnamon.com/benefits/cinnamon-for-sinus

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