Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Relieve Itching from Insect Bites in Summer with Cinnamon and Honey

Honey and cinnamon have been used for their medicinal properties for many years. Apart from their health benefits, these two foods also have a delicious taste that both adult and children love. Cinnamon is frequently used in pastries and breakfast cereals, while honey is found as a sweetener in many home made meals.

Both of them are often used together because their benefits complement each other. They have been proven to improve heart health. In fact, persons who have suffered a heart attack may take cinnamon and honey in order to prevent a reoccurrence of that event.

However while the two substances are extremely effective when taken internally, they can also be applied externally. During the summer, lots of people go hiking, go out on picnics, or just take more walks with family and friends.

Ants Outdoors- Florida Carpenter Ant
Ants Outdoors- Florida Carpenter Ant-via Wikimedia, CCA 2.0
Taking your dog for a walk is a good way to get some exercise and keep your body healthy.
However being outside places you at a greater risk of encountering biting insects. Many of these small animals are just going about their daily business and only attack when they see you as a threat. Ants are some of the more common instigators of these events. If you step into an ant hill by mistake, your feet will probably be worse off for it.

The inflammation and irritation that is caused by an ant bite can be relieved with a combination of cinnamon and honey. Rinse off the affected area with cool, clean water. Don’t vigorously rub the skin since this will just increase the swelling. Combine cinnamon and honey to make a paste and apply that in a thin layer on the skin.

Cinnamon and honey paste helps with insect bites on children and adults. It will help to ease the irritation and get rid of that red, angry look. If you slowly massage the natural salve into the skin, the pain will ease. It helps to always keep a little container of cinnamon in your kitchen. It comes in handy for many different things. The same applies to honey, which is better for you than corn syrup and more versatile too.
Source: Cinnamon

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