Posted by: godshealingplants | April 29, 2012

Cinnamon – Healing Benefits of Spices

CINNAMON COMES FROM THE BARK OF AN EVERGREEN TREE  

HEALTH BENEFITS:  

Tames nausea and stomach ulcers; functions as a mild anti-inflammatory; increases insulin sensitivity to help focus fat burn.  

Here is a list of some of the medicinal uses of cinnamon:

  • Diabetes (lowers blood sugar)
  • Weight Loss and Weight Control (With each cup you drink, you can burn up to 90 extra calories)
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Indigestion
  • Cold and Flu
  • Helps the immune system
  • Memory Enhancer
  • Diarrhea
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Digestive Problems
  • Yeast Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Boosts metabolism 

How to Use: To taste, stir into your favorite natural beverage or smoothie or oatmeal. Cinnamon compliments a number of dishes.  

  • There are several ways you can take cinnamon. Add a pinch of the ground spice to your favorite tea. Or, add it to the food you eat. Just remember that less is more. You should not consume more than 1/4 tsp. a day or else you could develop problems such as mouth inflammation or digestive distress. You can also try adding a pinch to your morning coffee. 
  • Fresh ground cinnamon is not only tastier than its pre-ground cousin, but it  also is more medicinally potent. One of the reasons why cinnamon is so effective is because of the volatile oil present in the spice. If the cinnamon is old, the volatile oil begins to evaporate. If it is ground fresh, more of the oil is present. You can use a coffee grinder to grind a cinnamon stick down. If you plan on doing this a lot, make sure you have a separate grinder for coffee and a separate one for herbs. Otherwise, the coffee flavor will affect the flavor of the herbs. 
  • One way that to get extra cinnamon is to infuse it into honey. Simply take 2-3 whole cinnamon sticks and add it to a baby food jar. Fill the jar with honey, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator. After a few days, the cinnamon will flavor it with honey. This is a great cold remedy, but you can also bake and cook with it whenever honey is needed. 

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:  

It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

Where can you buy Non-Irradiated Cinnamon Sticks?

Here is a great source.

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Just copy and paste the link below to your browser:

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DISCLAIMER

  1. God’s Healing Plants is not licensed as, or designed to be, a healthcare facility; therefore we do not diagnose conditions, offer medical advice, or prescribe or administer medication.
  2. The nutrition and health information resented at the God’s Healing Plants Web Site is based on Scripture, research and personal experience, and is offered for educational purposes only.
  3. There can be risks involved when changing diet and lifestyle; therefore, as each guest chooses to make these types of changes, we at God’s Healing Plants cannot be held responsible or liable for any adverse effects or consequences that may result from your personal choices.
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Responses

  1. Cinnamon in honey…great tip. thanks

  2. I enjoy seeing all of the pictures you share. I have never taken the time to see what cinnamon looks like as it grows.

    • Neither had I, and like yourself I thought others would to. I look forward to seeing your new pictures when you post them. Have a great day!

  3. [...] think I saw this on Dr. Oz last Monday and I had been on the look out for spice ideas thanks to God’s Healing Plants‘ great information about cinnamon.  I cleaned and sliced an apple, added a light coat of [...]

    • You are most welcome. There are so many ways you can use cinnamon and I happen to like it a lot and it is so good for you.


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