Fun facts of the week: cinnamon

Fun facts of the week: Cinnamon

 

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  • Cinnamon is the inner bark of cinnamon trees.
  • Cinnamon is a spice that can be used in both savory and sweet foods.
  • In Chinese medicine, cinnamon has been used to treat colds, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and painful menstrual cramps.
  • Cinnamon contains manganese, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and zinc.
  • Sri Lanka is the World largest producer of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon wars: high demand for cinnamon started a war in the 17th century between the Dutch and the Portuguese over the island of Ceylon
  • Cinnamon bug spray: strong smelling spices have been used to repel ants.
  • Cinnamon can be used for preservation of food because of its antimicrobial properties.
  • Cinnamon bark promotes menstruation. It has been used to treat menstrual pain and infertility. Women in India take it as a contraceptive after childbirth.
  • Candida yeast infections– cinnamon has shown ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.
  • Anti-bacterial- cinnamon is the best remedy for stomach bug.
  • Irritable bowl syndrome- cinnamon can reduce the uncomfortable feeling associated with IBS especially the bloating.
  • Odor neutralizer- pure cinnamon leaf oil not only smells great but is an effective odor neutralizer as it kills bacteria that creates bad odor.
  • Anti-oxidant- cinnamon is one of the top seven anti-oxdiant in the world.
  • weight loss- cinnamon has effect of thinning blood thereby increase blood circulation. increase blood flow can boost your metabolism.
  • Massage therapy- cinnamon is a well known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil, it is highly effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain.
  • Anti-fungal- cinnamon leaf oil is a powerful anti-fungal thats great for toenail fungus or athletes foot.