Cinnamon comes from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree which is native to Asia and can also be found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and Madagascar.
This powerful spice has been used medicinally around the world for thousands of years. In the middle ages, the interest for cinnamon in Europe increased, and it became the basic product of trade between the Middle East and Europe. This spiсe was more valuable than gold, and it was kept and transported with an armed escort.
Its exotic taste has the whole world enchanted as time passes by, and it’s mostly because of its numerous healing attributes.
However, the full benefits of cinnamon can be obtained through its most powerful form – Cinnamon Oil. Read on.
There are two types of cinnamon oil.
The first one is a strong essential oil made from the leaves and peel of the plant, in a very complicated process.
The second is an extract cinnamon oil which you can make yourself.
To prep the cinnamon oil yourself, you’ll need:
– Several cinnamon sticks (5-6 sticks for ½ liter oil)
– Pure olive oil (unrefined)
If you can’t find sticks, you can use cinnamon powder in 1:5 ratio (100 gr cinnamon to ½ liter oil).
- Put the cinnamon sticks in a jar (so that the jar is 2/3 filled) and cover them with cold-pressed olive oil, so that they’re completely covered.
- Close the jar firmly and leave it at room temperature for 3 weeks.
- Make sure to mix the jar well every day.
- After 3 weeks, strain the oil through a gaze and store it in a dark glass bottle.
- The oil has amazing scent and taste. The combination is an excellent elixir for both internal and external use.
- It’s a strong antioxidant which prevents damage and protects the cells from the free radicals – the main reasons for aging and diseases.
How to Use it:
You can use the oil in any ways that work for you. You can add it to cooked meals, cookies or salads, depending on what you prefer.
Anyway, the most simple and beneficial way is to drink 1-2 teaspoons in the mornings and evenings. It can also be used externally, for aching, inflamed areas.
What benefits does cinnamon oil provide?
– Analgesic, and
According to a study by the Wheeling Jesuit University in the USA, the usage of this oil is a great tonic for the brain which prevents tension, neurosis and memory loss, all the while it increases brain activity.
– Cinnamon oil is a great blood cleanser;
– It prevents acne from appearing;
– It improves blood flow and it prevents lumps;
– It increases metabolic activity;
– It decreases blood pressure;
– It regulates blood sugar levels;
– It destroys bacteria in the urinary tract;
– It decreases the risk of stroke;
– It fights fungal infections (candida);
– It acts as a preventive from cancer to the large intestine;
– It decreases bloating in the stomach and it improves digestion;
– It helps with cold and sick throat;
– It is an excellent diuretic;
– It acts as an aphrodisiac (it increases the libido).
FOR INFECTIONS IN THE MOUTH, WOUNDS, AND FUNGUS ON THE TONGUE:
Hold one tablespoon of cinnamon oil in your mouth for several minutes, then spit. Then, using a spatula, scrub the white coat off your tongue and then rinse with sage tea.
The anti-inflammatory features allow this oil to act beneficially for arthritis.
You need to rub a small amount of the oil on the area of pain. Repeat this in the mornings, as well as in the evenings until the pain disappears. You can do the same with sore muscles, too.
Note: Before you start using any of the folk medicine, make sure to consult your Doctor first.