Humans have been using cinnamon for thousands of years—as early as 2,000 B.C. Egyptians, Romans, Arabs. For a long time, it was considered to be a luxury good. Symbol of status in society.
Currently we find two types of cinnamon: Ceylon and cassia cinnamon. The first one is mainly produced in Indonesia and has a stronger smell and flavor of the two varieties. It is also the cheaper variety and can be usually bought in grocery stores. It is used mostly to sprinkle on our apple pies or French toast.
Ceylon cinnamon is the more expensive mostly produced in Sri Lanka, has a milder, sweeter flavor and is used for both baking and flavoring hot drinks such as coffee or hot chocolate.
Its aroma is sweet and comforting, but this spice has surprising properties. Some of the uses of cinnamon are in the field of medicine; For example, a daily cup of it can reduce blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon could have a 3% to 5% effect on sugar levels, similar to previous generations of diabetes medications, says Paul A. Davis, an expert at the University of Michigan.
Uses that will surprise you
Cinnamon can be very useful in your life, find out:
1. Say goodbye to fungus
Cinnamon oil and infusion could be an excellent way to fight against internal candida infections, as they stimulate the immune system.
2. Stomach ache?
Cinnamon is a powerful antibacterial, which makes it an effective substance against bacteria such as E-coli and salmonella. You can also fight the flu, ideal option for cold season.
3. Natural conservative
Cinnamon is effective in inhibiting the growth of fungi and bacteria in food. Sprinkle a little of this spice in your food, and in addition to flavoring, it will keep your food for longer.
4. Neutralizes odors
If you have problems with the smell of your feet, cinnamon oil is a good option; With only 25 to 30 drops you eliminate bacteria and bad smell. Dissolve the cinnamon oil in an atomizer and spread it; It is also useful for cleaning bathrooms or floors.
5. Improve your memory
According to a study by the Jesuit University of Wheeling, cinnamon can keep you more alert and lessen your frustration when you're behind the wheel.
6. Nail fungus
Even if you don't believe it, its effect may be superior to some treatments. You can use cinnamon sticks, tea or powder to treat this problem internally, and use a few drops of oil to eliminate the athlete's foot.
7. Treat cavities
Prepare some tea and let it cool, before washing your mouth rinse it with the infusion, as if it were mouthwash. Subsequently clean with toothpaste. Because of its anti-bacterial effect, cinnamon eliminates the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
8. It is an aid in your nutrition
One tablespoon of cinnamon powder contains magnesium, iron, and calcium. Three essential elements for good health.
Remember, although cinnamon has several benefits you should never consume it excessively.