Cinnamon is one of the spices that should be part of your everyday diet. Studies reveal that it shows positive effects in many diseases, such as diabetes, gastritis, as well as with increased cholesterol.
Fungal infections— according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in Britain, cinnamon contains ingredients that easily deal with fungal infections.
Diabetes — cinnamon improves the level of glucose and lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Alzheimer’s disease — scientists at the University of Tel Aviv found that cinnamon helps in the prevention of this disease. According to them, the CEppt extract found in the cinnamon’s bark avoids the development of this disease.
HIV — an Indian study shows that cinnamon is effective with certain types of HIV.
Kidneys protection — Cinnamon essential oil has a protective effect on the kidneys. It has been found to prevent the kidneys from damage induced by alloxan.
Multiple sclerosis — according to a survey of the medical center at Rush University, cinnamon prevents the destructive process of multiple sclerosis.
Reduces the negative effect of high calorie meals — cinnamon reduces the negative effects that occur after eating food which is high in calories and fat.
Cinnamon oil for everyday use
Homemade, cinnamon oil can be used for both internal as well as external demand. It has antiseptic, antibiotic, analgetic and aphrodisiac properties, and it can be prepared very easily.
You’ll need 5-6 cinnamon sticks, a glass jar and olive oil. Place the chopsticks in a jar and pour some olive oil. Then close it well and leave it at room temperature for the following 3 weeks.
Occasionally shake the jar. After 3 weeks, strain the liquid through gauze and put it in a dark bottle. You can add the oil in desserts or you can consume a teaspoon of it every morning. It is recommended to be used within one month.