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[natural remedies] cinnamon
In ancient Egypt cinnamon was used medicinally and as a flavouring for beverages. It was also used in embalming, where body cavities were filled with spiced preservatives. In the ancient world cinnamon was more precious than gold.
I love cinnamon! The smell, the taste, the texture. i use it cooking curries, in smoothies and soups and use it topically for beauty purposes.
Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree which is used for cooking. It’s available as Cinnamon chips (like wood chips), rolled into Cinnamon sticks that are between 2-6 inches long or ground into Cinnamon powder.
Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have long revered cinnamon as a superpower used to treat things such as colds, indigestion and cramps and also believed to improve energy, vitality and circulation anti-inflammatory properties. Here are just seven of the benefits associated with this spice:
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol and may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
- Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it’s been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment.
- Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
- Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
- When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative and fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
- Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminating headaches and migraine relief and honey and Cinnamon combined have been found to relieve arthritis pain.
- Cinnamon can also help stablize blood sugar (which is great for weight loss). A couple of dashes in your morning tea or cereal is all it takes!
Improve your health: Cinnamon is great at helping the body rid itself of toxins and also boost the immune system, says Laudati. Cinnamon is suggested to lower blood pressure and blood sugar. Add it to your tea or coffee and use it to spice up cooking. Cinnamon is also a natural antimicrobial, which means you can sprinkle it on minor scrapes and cuts to speed up healing. Just clean the wound first and sprinkle a small amount on top.
Bad breath: We know cinnamon is delicious. It’s also potent. If your breath feels a tad gnarly, just chew on a few cinnamon sticks — it’s the best tasting medicine ever!
Stimulate hair growth: Just as cinnamon can plump our lips and help with those fine lines, it can also stimulate our scalp! Try giving your hair a cinnamon masque every week, mixing the cinnamon with honey and olive or coconut oil. Do not worry if your scalp tingles a bit — that shows it’s working!
Cinnamon also helps to feed the sacral chakra, the second energy centre that governs pleasure, expression, sexuality, emotions and feelings, due to it’s flavour, which enhances the feeling of sweetness which is what “Svadisthana” - the sanskrit name for sacral chakra translates to.
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