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 reduces inflammation.

Cinnamon is commonly used to help treat muscle spasma nasal congestion, coughing, infections, and the  common cold. Read more about using cinnamon and other natural remedies for respiratory issues in your chickens HERE.

Having just completed Unit 5, the Immune System, in my studies at the Herbal Academy of New England, which of course focused on the immune system and various viral and bacterial infections, for my final exam, I made some spiced honey to help protect against colds and respiratory illness.

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.

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.



If you would like to join me in my online herbal studies and enroll in the Intermediate Herbal Course at the Herbal Academy of New England, read more HERE. I would love for you to study alongside me!

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  1. Great post Lisa!! You always have the best recipes :)

    1. Thank you! Where do you think they come from? It's an awesome course. I have all these mason jars in the fridge and on the counter - I really need to start labeling them!

    2. Label, label, label LISA! You should know better ;)

    3. I know...I have cute little labels too! My husband refuses to try any of my concoctions tho - and so far I can tell the ginger syrup from the elderberry form the spiced honey - the spring dandelion tonic I already gave to the chickens. I figure it all edible and all good for me so even if I messed up, I'm still okay :0)

  2. hey lisa always you create nice article about food and ginger thanks for all your efforts byn the way you can profits for that awesome thread about ginger

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