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Cinnamon


Cinnamon Bark

The brown bark from the cinnamon tree has been used since ancient times as spice and Cinnamon Sticks are used in medicines & freshen up bad smellmedicine. It is available as a bark, tubular quill and ground powder.

In addition it has a pungent aroma and is used in beverages, cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes.

Apart from its excellent healing properties cinnamon is also known to be an excellent preservative as it prevents spoiling of food.

Cinnamon Oil Properties

The oil obtained from cinnamon bark possesses a spicy scent and has antiseptic properties that help heal infections. Cinnamon oil is a proven analgesic and is effective in removing or reducing pain.

It is used as an aphrodisiac. The oil has carminative properties that help in expulsion of gas from your stomach.

Health conditions such as stress, low blood pressure, common cold and constipation can also be effectively treated with cinnamon oil.

It has antifungal, analgesic, antibacterial and anti clotting medical properties and is also used in aromatherapy.

Cinnamon Sticks Uses

Cinnamon is ground and the powder is used to form sticks that are used in culinary dishes and as medicine. Besides many other uses, cinnamon sticks are also used to deodorize foul smelling environment.

With a longer shelf life, cinnamon sticks are the first choice over its powdered version. The Italians called it canella meaning ‘little tube’.

Health Benefit of Cinnamon for You

A teaspoon of cinnamon gives around one milligram of iron, thirty milligrams of calcium, a gram of dietary fiber along with manganese, carbohydrate and vitamin C & K. It is also a great source of fiber, iron, manganese and calcium.

Let’s look at Some Benefits of Cinnamon:

Traditional medicines have made use of cinnamon for a variety of dietary ailments. Studies show that half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily can significantly lower LDL cholesterol.

Research suggests that cinnamon can help regulate healthy blood sugar levels and is beneficial for patients of Type 2 diabetes.

A broad based study has shown cinnamon to possess quality that stops medication-resistant yeast infections.

Benefits of cinnamon include its affectivity as an anti-clotting agent that is healthy for heart patients.

Half teaspoon cinnamon powder mixed in one tablespoon of honey before breakfast has significant effect on arthritis pain.

It is also a natural food preservative and has been long known to inhibit bacterial growth and prevent food from spoiling.

One study revealed a health benefit of cinnamon in that smelling cinnamon can boost cognitive functions and your memory as well.

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