We add cinnamon to our recipes to add more aroma and taste. As cinnamon is rich in many medicinal properties, it is even used in our toothpastes. It is widely cultivated in the Southern part of India, Srilanka, and in China.
Cinnamon is basically a tree bark from a particular type of tree that is mostly found in hilly areas. This tree can reach nearly 30 meters in height. The bark of this tree has a natural aroma, it is long, hard, has a little moisture content. There are four types of cinnamon namely Ceylon Cinnamon, Saigon Cinnamon, Indonesian Cinnamon, and Chinese Cinnamon. Cinnamon is used as a medicine in many alternative medicine sciences such as Ayurveda, Siddha, etc. Aroma oil manufactured from this bark is used for cough and relieving body pain. This oil is also used in manufacturing soaps and mouthwash.
Cinnamon effectively cures stomach disorders, stomach pain, diarrhea, excessive bleeding during periods. Additionally, it cures period problems, prolonged hip pain, and toothache.
Nutrition facts of Cinnamon
125g of cinnamon bark contains
- 101g carbohydrates
- 5g protein
- 13.3g water
- 32mg phytosterol
- 66g fiber
- 2.7g sugar
- 1.5g fat
- 14mg omega 3 fatty acid
- 55mg omega 6 fatty acid
Apart from these it also contains Vitamin A, C, E, and K.
Additionally, it has mineral salts like 1.3g calcium, 10mg iron, 75mg magnesium, 80mg phosphorus, 12mg sodium, 423mg copper, 22mg manganese, 3.9mg selenium, and 2.3mg zinc.
Benefits of Cinnamon
- Cinnamon is a powerful anti-microbial medicine. The main reason for its anti-microbial property is the presence of cinnamaldehyde in the oil that is extracted from this bark. This extracted oil contains nearly 40 to 50 percent of cinnamaldehyde.
- It heals the wounds present in the intestines.
- A Recent study revealed that cinnamon effectively controls and prevents blood cancer and lymphoma.
- As Cinnamon contains manganese, it strengthens the bones and cures joint pains.
- It is rich in anti-oxidants so it can effectively cure tiredness makes you feel fresh.
- It is a natural blood thinner. This increases blood circulation throughout the body. Additionally, it prevents blockages in the blood vessels and arteries that leads to heart attack. A chemical substance called coumarin present in cinnamon aids in this process.
- As higher levels of coumarin can adversely affect liver’s health. Cinnamon should be consumed in limited quantity.
Cinnamon as Medicine
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of water, boil it, rinse your mouth with this mixture and spit it out to get relief from toothaches.
Cinnamon eliminates excessive fat in our body and regulates blood pressure.
It is a very effective medicine for diarrhea.
Cinnamon with Honey
Do you know by mixing cinnamon powder and honey we can extract numerous health benefits out of cinnamon?
Cinnamon to Lose Weight
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 1 teaspoon of honey. Have this the first thing in the morning to reduce weight. In particular, it helps to maintain the healthy weight for pregnant women. Calcium present in cinnamon prevents nervous disorders. But not just that, it strengthens our immune system and reduces fatigue.
Chases away Heart Diseases
Heart diseases can affect anyone. No one is safe from it. There are numerous reasons for heart diseases such as stress, depression, anxiety, genes, excessive fat, and much more. When there is a blockage in our blood vessels, our heart becomes deprived of blood flow. This can lead to heart attack or cardiac arrest.
But fortunately, there is the best medicine to treat heart problems. Thanks to this magical bark.
Mix equal portions of cinnamon powder and honey. Make it into a fine paste. Have this paste along with your breakfast.
Add 2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Spread this on your bread or add it to your breakfast regularly every day. This will ensure that you will not have heart problems all your life.
People with heart problems will have breathing problems along with low pulse rate. Cinnamon powder and honey paste is a God’s gift to these people. They will start to notice a considerable difference after using this paste continuously for one month.
This paste is added to the food at many hospitals in Canada and United States. These hospitals have recorded some miraculous changes in their heart patients. It removes all the blockages in the arteries and increases blood circulation. Additionally, it improves oxygen intake, circulation, and strengthens the pulse rate.
Honey and Cinnamon don’t cost that much. Why not try it out for yourself?
It Cures Anaemia
Cinnamon is rich minerals such as manganese, calcium, and iron. So it acts as the best medicine for anemia.
Many foods we consume on a regular basis are rich in toxins. These toxins get deposited in our body without us being conscious about it. Cinnamon does the job of eliminating those toxins. Thereby it strengthens our digestive system. Additionally, it helps with absorption of most nutrients present in the food we eat.
Cures Cough and Breathing Problems
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 200ml of water. Boil this water, cool it down a bit. Add a little honey to this water and drink it to cure cough and breathing problems.
Many old age people are victims of joints problem known as arthritis. Do you know cinnamon is one of the best medicines for Arthritis problem?
Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 2 teaspoons of honey in warm water. Drink this medicine once in the morning and once in the night, either before or after your food. You will start to see a considerable improvement in joint pains within one week. Many Naturopathy Doctors claim that this medicine will completely subside even extreme joint pains in one month.
There was a Study that was conducted by Copenhagen University. The study involved 200 people who are affected by Arthritis. All the 200 participants of the study were given a paste which is nothing but a mixture of 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Within one week nearly 73 participants of the program started to feel the reduction in their pain levels. Within one month all the 200 participants were able to start walking again. So instead of spending a lot of money on its treatment, start with this natural medicine and start noticing the difference.
Cinnamon for Stomach pain
Take equal amounts of cinnamon, dry ginger, and cardamon. Make it into a powder and store it in an airtight container. Add one tsp of this powder to 100ml of water, boil it well and drink this water after your food. This medicine will give you relief from stomach pain, abdominal fatigue, stomach obstruction, and most stomach related problems.
Cinnamon to Lower Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
Cinnamon is the best medicine for diabetes. It controls and regulates the blood sugar levels after every meal. Similar to insulin, cinnamon also helps to transport the sugar in the blood to body cells. Have 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder before your breakfast and dinner every day. It will help to lower blood sugar levels and also lowers blood pressure.
Cinnamon for Period Problems
Many women develop cysts in their ovaries. This leads to problems in the period cycles. Doctors term this problem as PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease). Women with this problem should consume 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder after breakfast and dinner to cure it. It is also good for pregnant women. It will help to flush out the toxins and wastes out of the uterus after childbirth and aids its contraction.
For Deep Sleep
Aroma oil extracted from Cinnamon sticks is a wonderful medicine to achieve mental peace and deep sleep. Just inhale a little bit of cinnamon oil before going to sleep. People who are suffering from insomnia can mix a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in honey and consume it before going to bed.
For Cough and Cold
To a glass of warm water add one teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Drink this mixture for three days before going to sleep. It will cure you of cough, cold, and sinus problems.
To Aid Digestion
Some people have regular problems with digesting the food. They will feel heaviness in the stomach and sometimes it can even lead to stomach pain. These people should mix a little cinnamon powder in 2 teaspoons of honey and have it before or after the food. This will fasten up the digestion process and help to ease the stomach pain.
For Bad Breath
Add some cinnamon powder in a cup of boiling water. Cool it down till it reaches agreeable warmness and swish it around your mouth to get relief from tooth pain. It will also remove the bad breath in the process.
To Get Rid of Pimples
- Cinnamon powder: 1 Tsp
- Honey: 2 Tsp
- Lemon extract: 1/2 Tsp
Make a paste out of these three ingredients and apply it over face and neck region. Let it stay there for 5 to 10 minutes and wash the face in the fresh water. Repeat the process of two to three times a week to get complete cure from pimples.
- Honey: 3 Tsp
- Cinnamon powder: 1 Tsp
Make a paste of these two and apply it over pimples before going to sleep. Wash it off in the morning in warm water. Repeating this process continuously for 2 weeks will make the pimples disappear.
For Hair Growth
- Cinnamon powder: 1 Tsp
- Honey: 1 Tsp
- Olive oil: 1 Tsp
- Egg: 1 (Only white part)
Mix all the ingredients and make it into a paste. Apply this paste over the hair without touching the scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes and shampoo wash the hair in warm or cold water.
This will make your hair more soft and shiny. Additionally, it improves hair growth.
How to Prepare Cinnamon Powder
It is really easy to prepare cinnamon powder. Just buy some needed amount of cinnamon sticks. Wash it in clean water and dry it out well in the shade. Once it is dry enough. If you want to consume the cinnamon in the tea form, powder the cinnamon sticks coarsely in a mixie jar. If you want to consume it directly, then make it into a fine powder and screen the powder further by removing the coarse part by using a flour sifter. Store this powder in an airtight container and use it whenever you need it.