Long before I knew of the many healing properties of Cinnamon, I decided it was one of my favorite spices and seasoned many of my daily foods with it such as my morning breakfast coffee, toast, cereal, oatmeal, or pancakes. It’s also incredibly good on dinner foods such as spaghetti sauce, winter squash and sweet potatoes, and of course deserts like hot chocolate, pudding, and applesauce.
Used since ancient times as medicine, flavoring and as an embalming agent, Cinnamon contains a hefty dose of calcium, manganese, iron and fiber.
Modern research has shown that the common grocery store variety of Cinnamon has the most healing properties. However, Cinnamon can also be used as an essential oil as it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, astringent, anti-clotting, stimulating, cooling, and has carminative properties. A word of caution though to anyone working with this essential oil! Cinnamon Oil can be highly irritating to your skin and mucous membranes, so always dilute it, use with caution and never ingest it.
Cinnamon’s Many Benefits
- Boosting Brain Activity & Memory
- Blood Purification
- Blood Circulation
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Antiseptic properties
- Mouth freshener
- Digestive Aid
- Improves Colon Health
- Reduces Blood Platelet clumping
- Reduces Blood Pressure
So the next time you sit down to eat your favorite dish, don’t forget the cinnamon!