Facts about Honey and Cinnamon


Honey (Photo credit: quisnovus)

Facts about Honey and Cinnamon –  Source: Organic Gardening

Drug companies won’t like this getting around.

Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of
today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of
diseases. Honey can be used without side
effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though
honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it
does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on
toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It
reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart
attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you
could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon
honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing
homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one
ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged;
honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water
with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon
powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a
recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found
that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one
tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast,
they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated)
practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a
month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because
of arthritis now started walking without pain.

INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of
honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs
in the bladder….who knew?

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of
honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea
water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of
cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned
for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic
cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the
said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds
should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon
powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough,
cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed
that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder
strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and
viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and
iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white
blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two
tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and
digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain
has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the
influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the
ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of
cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink
1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and
arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start
performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and
sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon
of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before
sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done
daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the
affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour beforebreakfast and on
an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon
powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the
weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture
regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though
the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research
in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach
and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these
kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one
teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is
more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body.
Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are
more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a
half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with
cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease,
when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M.,
the vitality of the body increases within a week.

People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon
powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath
stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

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I see some color on my tomato plants – first of the season – WOOT WOOT

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

Early this afternoon I went out to check on my tomato plants and wouldn’t ya know – I see some orange and red !!! First sign of color on my tomato plants this year.

Now that I have 2 rabbits, I’ve been using their droppings for fertilizer along with a tea/coffee soup mix from once used morning tea bag and coffee grounds. I cannot believe how tall my tomato plants are getting. Some are easy 9 feet tall so far and I can’t even get the whole plant in a picture. Below is a picture of a some of the plants. I’ll show the stragglers in another post.

The 14 tomato plants I do have come up every year, I never have to buy tomato plants, unless, I want a different variety of course.

About 8 years ago I bought 3 Ponderosa Beefmasters and 2 Tommy Toes. They grew to have a few nice tomatoes the first year .. I believe I canned 3 jars of stewed tomatoes that year and plenty of table tomatoes. I planted them 2 feet apart in a row.

Tomato Plant

Tomato Plant

The following year, those same plants came up again, along with a few straggler plants, growing taller with more harvest. 8 years later I have 14 tomato plants and about a dozen straggler plants. The straggler plants are always cherry tomatoes. The straggler plants die every year but they give me heaps and heaps of cherry tomatoes and last well into late Fall. My permanent resident tomatoes don’t die off till the first frost.
The interesting thing about these 14 tomato plants is they give me both large – medium – small and cherry tomatoes on the same plant. There is usually a bunch of 9-12 tomatoes and one or two Beefmaster type and the rest get smaller with the smallest (not even really small) being the cherry tomato. The cherry tomatoes always show color and get harvested first. I didn’t think it to be possible. But, I love my tomato plants. Ha Ha


Western Orb Weaver Spider

Western Orb Weaver Spider

Western Orb Weaver Spider

I found a huge friend in my garden last night. This spider is so hairy with bright colors I think it’s the prettiest spider I ever seen in my yard. (lol)

I did alot of searching on Google last night till I finally found one that even resembled the spider in my yard. I not only have one huge spider but I think a whole family of them because there are 3 babies (not as brightly colored though) to the left and right of this one. I’m gonna assume this is a female because they say the female spiders get larger than the males .. gezzz if this is a male then the female where ever she is has got to be the size of Kiwi fruit. (I thought of a Kiwi because they are hairy) lol

Anyhows, I Googled and found a few websites with a spider that look close to this one and they call them Western Orb Weaver Spiders. Although, mine is alot prettier than anything I’ve seen online so far. This one has bright red on the legs closest to it’s body. My pictures don’t do this spider justice but I assure you, she has bright red on all legs. This spider is very very hairy too. If you look close enough at her some of her hairs are so thick they are almost like porcupine quills.

Heres another picture .. I’ll have to get better pictures tonight.

Western Orb Weaver Spider

Western Orb Weaver Spider

I learned the Orb Weaver Spider is in the Araneidae family and one of the 3 largest spider groups. They say these type spiders (Araneidae or Orb Weavers) webs may be quite large, spanning several feet in width. This spider has a web about 2.5 feet wide and about the same long. According to one website Orb Weavers have eight  eyes, arranged in two rows of four eyes each. I didn’t look to close at the eyes last night (lol) I was too afraid the spider would jump on me so I just sent the Android Camera in while I stood holding my arms out in hopes it wouldn’t jump. Another website says they can barely see sooo I guess I can get a closer look tonight. (lol) 8 eyes and can’t see very well ?

Apparently they only live one to two years max. Females build the webs, males run around looking for the web, female lays eggs, male fertilizes eggs, female eats the male, female wraps eggs in silk, female dies at first frost and babies hatch in the spring.

Orb Weavers can get rather large they say – large enough build a strong web and eat hummingbirds and frogs.

Orb Weavers are nocturnal and have venom which they use to stun prey.

I’m glad to see such a large spider in my yard to be honest, because the mosquitoes around here are big, maybe the size of this spider but nowhere near as stocky and strong. Now all I need is a few more of these big Western Orb Weavers hanging around and maybe then I can enjoy some coffee and pie while sitting in my garden at night. (without getting bit by huge mosquitoes)

Wishful thinking. I like my new garden friend. Ha Ha

Morning Glory Flower Vine

Pink Morning Glory Flower Vine

Pink Morning Glory Flower Vine

The Morning Glory Flower Vine is amazing I think. I bought a packet of 20 mixed seeds off a lady in Malaysia on Ebay in 2002. Well, 10 years later they are everywhere in my yard. This was the first year I decided to specifically even try to control my Morning Glories.

I originally bought them for a fence cover so I could have a blanket of pretty greens and flowers covering my fence line that encloses the yard. By the 3 year my entire fence line was covered with these beauties. White, dark blue, light blue, all shades of purple, all shades of pink and reds, some get so dark a color purple they look black in the shade, different sizes of flowers and leaves .. amazing to say the least. I simply love them.

Blue Morning Glory Flower Vine

Blue Morning Glory Flower Vine

I decided after the 3rd year of Morning Glories I would collect the seeds and sell a packet of 50+ for a dollar. (lol) Believe it or not, I had alot of buyers for these very hardy growers. I sent my seeds to different countries even. I eventually had alot going on in my political activism since 2006 and haven’t sold but a dozen since.  Although I’m sure there’s alot of my seeds as foundation stock for some of the sellers on Ebay now. When I bought from the Malaysia lady in 2002 there was maybe a 4-5 Morning Glory seed sellers in the USA and at the time the Malaysia lady had the best looking flowers and colors. Now there is like 15-20 different sellers in the USA alone.

Anyhows, I want to tell you about my Morning Glory Flower Vines .. I love them !! They grow extremely fast once germinated, they love water – the more you water them the faster they grow.  I usually water every night depending on the weather. If it’s supposed to rain I don’t – is about the way it goes around here.

They crawl, twine, cover anything you want them too and even what you don’t. (lol) I like to train mine to certain areas so they don’t strangle my other many plants. Believe it, they will strangle anything in their path. I like this in certain areas (like behind the shed) because when spring weeds take off – by the time they are approx 6 inches tall the Morning Glory Vine has germinated and will soon strangle those weeds into oblivion. Never even giving the weeds a chance to reseed for next year.

Morning Glory Vine

Morning Glory Vine

On the flip side, Morning Glory Vines will too – strangle your favorite plants also. You need to control the Morning Glory Vine when they are young or that’s all you will ever have growing in your yard. (lol) I’ve found seeds in the strangest places too. So somehow when they reseed – they skedaddle to some crazy places to germinate the following year. I have a Corkscrew Willow Tree I planted 8 years ago and where the large branches connect to the trunk – (yep you guessed it) there are Morning Glory Vines growing. Looks pretty I think, but they do attempt to strangle my Corkscrew Willow Tree from the area of germination on up the tree. When I do see them growing in the tree, I get the ladder out and pull them back to a pile where the branches meet the trunk – just intertwine them so they strangle themselves – they stay compact and the flowers form more of a bunch than a long straggly vine with flowers here and there.

Dark Pink Morning Glory Flower Vine

Dark Pink Morning Glory Flower Vine

Morning Glory Vines are related to the Sweet Potato Vine, so they don’t necessarily have to grow upward. They will grow on the ground and twine in a circle and form their own upward support. I have a large area outback where they do just that. By early fall they are 5 foot tall from the ground with no supports whatsoever.

I can’t say enough about them, I love Morning Glories but they are after years of reseeding high maintenance in regards to controlling their population.

Here’s one of my 2008 Ron Paul signs still at the back of the garden surrounded by the Morning Glory Vines. (lol)

Ron Paul & Morning Glory Vine

Ron Paul & Morning Glory Vine


Clematis – Ranunculaceae Botanical – “Head in the sun, feet in the shade”

Clematis Vine

Clematis Vine

Today I noticed my first bloom on the Clematis Vine. I grew this vine from seeds about two summers ago. This is the first year I see a bloom on this vine.

“Head in the sun, feet in the shade” is obviously a true old saying about the Clematis Vine, because that’s exactly what I did last fall to hopefully get some blooms this year.

This Clematis is out-back in an area behind the shed. Full sun all day. So after learning about “Head in the sun, feet in the shade” I planted midsize bushy perennials about 3 feet in-front of the Clematis Vine last fall. Wouldn’t ya know, when the perennials grew about 1.5 feet high this year my Clematis started to show some flower buds. YAY !!

Now I have my first Clematis bloom and flower buds all over. WOOT !! Now I know to move my other Clematis away from the area it’s currently in now .. maybe it’s not too late this year to see that one bloom. We’ll see.