A sweet, fragrant and a warm taste of cinnamon spice is gaining importance in today’s world where morbid conditions are at its peak. One of the oldest spice known, it is made from a bark of a tree and is used in sweet and savoury food preparations. Cinnamon comes in various forms such as cinnamon tea, cinnamon oil, cinnamon powder which can be used for therapeutic treatments as well to enhance the flavour.
We all use this spice and enjoy its strong taste be it in food or in tea but, did you know what this spice can do for a healthy living?
Let’s have a look at some:
- The most common and known effect of cinnamon is to stabilize the blood sugar!
- It is known to reduce the LDL cholesterol (bad) in the body.
- It has anti infectious properties which help in curing ulcers and also in irritable bowel syndrome.
- It’s anti-bacterial properties helps in getting rid of harmful bacteria thus preventing tooth decay. Also, it is used in food preservation
It is packed with manganese, calcium and iron.
- It is best known to be used during PMS (premenstrual syndrome) wherein the mood swings and cramps subside.
- Cinnamon tea infused with cinnamon bark oil could be an excellent way to fight internal Candida infections and boost your immune system
- Cinnamon acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Various ways to infuse cinnamon and enhance the taste:
- Add one to two teaspoons of ground cinnamon to a steaming hot cup of green tea.
- A dash or two of cinnamon added to soups such as lentil or black bean may add an exotic flavour, plus provide the warming goodness may bring relief to those feeling under the weather.
- You can also add it to curries
So, next time don’t forget to add 1-2tsp of cinnamon powder to your cooking and wait to see the wonders!