Cinnamon is a spice that has been used in cooking since 2000BC. It comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus “Cinnamomum”. Their origin is in the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. There are two main types of cinnamon: Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon), most commonly used in the Western world. Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon), which originates from southern China. What many people do not know is that cinnamon has many additional uses other than just cooking. Doctors in Ancient Egypt used it to treat such conditions as coughs, arthritis and sore throats. Today modern research suggests that cinnamon has many beneficial properties such as: Fungal Infections- Athletes foot, nail fungus. Take a few drops of powerful Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil (not to exceed 1% cinnamon oil to water) and soak your feet. Diabetes- May help in lowering blood glucose levels Yeast Infections- Cinnamon oil is one of three leading essential oils effective against Candida. Odor Neutralizer – Cinnamon leaf oil mixed with water on a diffuser and within minutes all odors are neutralized. Before trying to take cinnamon supplements, speak with your doctors to find out if there are any drug interactions. Cinnamon can interact with blood thinners, antibiotics and diabetes medications….
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