Cinnamon is a wonderful spice. Not only does it enhance the flavor of many popular drinks and dishes, but also, it is very good for the body. It is widely used in aromatherapy to relax anxieties and better one’s mood, plus it can add extra energy to those who know when to apply it at the right time.
Cinnamon has powerful antibacterial attributes. It can strengthen the immune system to aid in preventing viruses such as the flu or cold. When applied as oil to the hands it can disinfect and when sprayed in a room, it can get rid of the germs and bacteria at the root of contagious illnesses.
Diabetics should be using cinnamon in their diet. This is because it helps metabolize sugar twenty times better than without it. You only need to add about one-fourth of a teaspoon to balance your sugar levels and eliminate excess sugar in the blood.
If you suffer from yeast infections, such as candidiasis or vaginal yeast infections, cinnamon can help. When boiling your tea, add a cinnamon stick. You can also take it as a dietary supplement in tincture form on a daily basis until the yeast infection is gone. This special spice is also well known for knocking out painful menstrual periods caused by pressure and bloating.
If you are the type of person who feels overheated most of the time, but still have very cold feet, cinnamon will be good for you. It is recommended to improve the circulation of the lower extremities, and can equalize the temperature throughout your body.
A cup of cinnamon tea each day can give you the extra energy you need. Simply add a cinnamon stick to boiling water and let it steep for about ten minutes, and then add some honeybush tea. You can also use a black tea of your preference. Let it set for about three minutes and put in a little stevia or erythritol to sweeten to taste.
You can experiment by mixing cinnamon with other medicinal spices. Try adding a little bit of nutmeg, anise, and/or cloves to the brew, until you feel it is just right, and don’t forget to share it with the family.