Cinnamon for Arthritis

by Laura

I have a mother and a sister with arthritis. My mother has it in her back, knees and feet. My sister has it in her back, at least for now. From an outside point of view, I can say that it is really painful. My mother also has neuropathy which seems to exacerbate the arthritis pain.

I am addicted to learning about herbs for medicinal purposes. I have been into it for a couple of years now. I have to say it will take the rest of my life to learn only a portion of all the information on herbs. I read that it takes seven generations.

Back to my story, I started my research to further fulfill my knowledge on arthritis. I found lots of great information on cinnamon. I read this one research study in which actual people participated. After one week people experienced decreased arthritis pain and after one month they were walking with almost no pain at all.

You are probably wondering how to use cinnamon. Certainly, you can add it to your breakfast cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat and even many desserts. Those are all good options, but for the best results for arthritis pain the study suggests to mix ½ to 1 ½ teaspoon with honey. The best honey to use is local, raw honey. But if you can’t get local honey try to find raw honey. Mix them together to make a cinnamon ball. Then simply eat before breakfast every morning.

My sister has felt positive results. She has noticed decrease pain and the ability to move with less pain. She is still in the beginning of her experiment, but the new is good already. My sister does not like to taste of honey, so she started with ½ tsp. cinnamon to get used to the taste. She is now taking 1 full teaspoon.

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