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Healing with Cinnamon

One of the world’s most important spices, cinnamon also has a long history as a herbal remedy for colds, flu and digestive ailments. A familiar flavouring of biscuits, puddings, and cakes, cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. The essential oil is potent, with a peppery, dry, spicy aroma, an excellent warming restorative oil for anyone feeling tired, cold and weak. It stimulates the mind and body and is effective in treating stress related complaints.

Therapeutic Uses – Cinnamon is an effective abdominal massage oil for relieving digestive spams, constipation and diarrhoea. It also stimulates the circulation, especially to the extremities. A wonderful reviving room fragrance, it promotes a general sense of vitality and enthusiasm for life. The strong antiseptic properties of cinnamon make it a valuable room fumigant, protecting against infections and illnesses.

Active ingredients of cinnamon oil – Cinnamon oil can irritate the skin, so it is best to test it on a small area before use. The chemical constituents of cinnamon oil include :

  • Phenol – Up to 90 per cent of cinnamon oil is made up of Eugenol. Eugenol gives cinnamon its potent antiseptic, antibacterial activity. It is also responsible for its immune boosting properties and uplifting, reviving effects.
  • Proanthocyanidins – This specialised group of bioflavonoids has powerful antioxidant effects and is also a great aid for stimulating blood circulation to the extremities.

Reference : sarahtitus.com

8 Comments Add yours

  1. aeidola says:

    lately I’ve been cooking meats with cinnamon, honey & sea salt. It’s a really wonderful plant to say the least!

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    1. GS says:

      It is so heartening to see that you are already adding cinnamon to your diet. A teaspoon of ground cinnamon contains just six calories but packs a big punch of your daily recommended dose of manganese, a mineral that activates key enzymes throughout your body.

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      1. aeidola says:

        didn’t know about the manganese part! and here I thought my only source of it was the hemp milk I drink ☺

        hemp milk omega 3s tho 💖

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      2. GS says:

        Yes both are a good sources to include in diet.

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  2. Thanks for the great tips. I had never thought of cinnamon oil. I do enjoy my cinnamon chai tea daily. Great post as always.

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    1. GS says:

      Despite its long history of use in aromatherapy, cinnamon essential oil has been tested in very few scientific studies. To date, research on the health effects of the aromatherapeutic use of cinnamon essential oil is very limited. However, a number of studies suggest that compounds found in cinnamon essential oil may offer certain health benefits. For example, preliminary findings from laboratory studies and animal-based research indicate that compounds found in cinnamon essential oil may help destroy Streptococcus mutans (a type of bacteria closely linked to the development of cavities), promote widening of the blood vessels (and, in turn, possibly aid in the treatment of high blood pressure), and control diabetes (in part by regulating blood sugar levels).

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  3. clcouch123 says:

    I’ve been enjoying cinnamon in my tea. Not as restorative as the oil, I’m sure, though now I’m inspired to try that. Thank you!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you want to give it a try. Cinnamon tea is good too, it is full of beneficial compounds that may offer various health benefits, including aiding weight loss, improving heart health, alleviating menstrual cramps, and reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels.

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