Q. I have read about raisins soaked in gin for arthritis pain, but have hesitated because of the gin. Lately, someone sent me another remedy that I tried. I found it works so well that I thought you might like to share it with your readers.
Mix about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of hot water, then add 2 tablespoons of honey to it. Once it is cool enough, drink it. Do this daily for 2 weeks.
After I tried this, I was able to wear regular shoes comfortably for the first time in months. Before, I was limited to backless shoes. My ankle has not felt this good in over a year!

A. We appreciate the remedy you have shared. We’ve not encountered this approach to joint pain before. We do include a wide range of other remedies for stiff, sore joints in our Guide to Alternatives for Arthritis.

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  1. C.S.
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    Does anyone know if honey and cinnamon will help with carpal tunnel?

  2. GJKGH
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    I’ve had shoulder pain for 20 years. I think its inflammation from overusing my arm at times. I recently used organic honey to sweeten my coffee and low and behold I haven’t had shoulder pain since that day. this was about a week ago. I didn’t have to use cinnamon. its amazing that I can clean and take care of my kids with no more pain.

  3. pgs
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    I have had rotator-cuff surgery on right shoulder. Still have some pain.
    Now left shoulder is going. Advise from my physician to use 2 tsp of honey daily will reduce pain. After about 7 days I feel great. Did not need to add cinnamon.

  4. JB
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    Can honey and cinnamon be helpful to someone who is HIV positive and is having pain in the joints and the legs?
    PEOPLE’S PHARMACY RESPONSE: The only way to find out is to try it. It won’t hurt.

  5. Danielle
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    I had never even heard of cinnamon and honey to relieve joint pain before. It is amazing what natural remedies can do for your joint pain. I have seen people be able to stop taking their pain meds simply because they tried natural remedies and the pain went away. Great post, I am definitely going to remember this and recommend it to others! :)

  6. Paul R.
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    I just read some outstanding articles on how effective cinnamon and honey is in preserving your health and curing many diseases. Is this true or is it just hype?

  7. lpc
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    Is it safe to take this much cinnamon daily? I seem to recall reading somewhere that it is helpful in small quantities, but not recommended in larger doses.

  8. LLS
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    I think I will try this method.. MY feet have been hurting for a long time… This may be due to the over use of Cipro.. Has anyone ever heard of DSMO treatments for the bladder? After a cystoscopy and bladder biopsy, I was diagnosed with Intertestial Cystitis or IC. Symptoms mimic UTI’s. DSMO seems to be the route my urologist wants to take…. Very leery of this… Would appreciate any comments…..

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