Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), is a species of cinnamon long-valued in both culinary and herbal medicine traditions and often referred to either as Ceylon cinnamon or True or Verum Cinnamon This cinnamon is quite different from your average store bought cinnamon which are commonly referred to as the “cassia cinnamons”another species that does not quite possess all of the healing benefits of True Cinnamon
Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese and fiber and a very good source of calcium.Cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile substances
Cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known. It was mentioned in the Bible and was used in ancient Egypt not only as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent. It was so highly treasured that it was considered more precious than gold. Around this time, cinnamon also received much attention in China, which is reflected in its mention in one of the earliest books on Chinese botanical medicine, dated around 2,700 B.C
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Cinnamon is most commonly used as a spice to flavor foods. It is used in chocolate, desserts, apple pies, cinnamon buns, and Indian curries. The spice can be sweet as well as “hot” and spicy in hard cinnamon candy.
Not only is cinnamon good for baking, and culinary dishes, it also has proved its merit as a mouth freshener. This is the reason why it is included in most of herbal toothpastes and chewing gums.
A cake or pudding might taste better with a milder dose of cinnamon, while a stronger, savory dish (such as a curry) might excel with a stronger dose cinnamon. For savory dishes spiced with cinnamon, Middle eastern or spanish types dishes such as pastilla, moussaka, moles, and curries. Not only does cinamon spice up sweet dishes, it also helps with digestion. Adding a bit to your after dinner coffee would be the ideal treat.
Enjoy one of the favorite kids’ classics—cinnamon toast—with a healthy twist. Drizzle flax seed oil onto whole wheat toast and then sprinkle with cinnamon and honey.
Simmer cinnamon sticks with soymilk and honey for a deliciously warming beverage.
Adding ground cinnamon to black beans to be used in burritos or nachos will give them a uniquely delicious taste.
Healthy sauté potatoes with eggplant, raisins and cinnamon sticks to create a Middle Eastern inspired meal.
Add ground cinnamon when preparing curries. 2. Around The Home Add a pinch of cinnamon to a bowl of water and simmer on stove to bring energy and liven up yourself and your surroundings. 3. A
Traditional Warming Remedy
In addition to the active components in its essential oils and its nutrient composition, cinnamon has also been valued in energy-based medical systems, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, for its warming qualities. In these traditions, cinnamon has been used to provide relief when faced with the onset of a cold or flu, especially when mixed in a tea with some fresh ginger.
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