Cinnamon, or Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, is a favorite household spice that has been used around the world for centuries. This spice, with a pleasing flavor and a soothing smell was once used as a currency. In modern days it has become popular in cooking, especially in baking.
Cinnamon is derived from inner bark of a small evergreen tree. The bark is peeled off of the evergreen tree and laid out in the sun to dry, where it curls up into rolls known as cinnamon sticks.
Here are seven ways that cinnamon may help you:
- Soothe an upset stomach
- Clear up urinary-tract infections
- Allow diabetics to use less insulin
- Aid digestion
- Kill many disease-causing fungi and viruses
- Relieve Pain
- Relieve Colds and Flu
Do not use, during pregnancy due to cinnamon's emmenagogic effect or if you suffer from stomach or intestinal ulcers due to the carminative effect.