The aroma of cinnamon for someone is associated with home comfort and grandmother's apple pie, and for someone - with intoxicating oriental perfumery.
What is most appreciatedcinnamon? Properties This spice has long been widely used both in cooking and in perfumery. Antioxidant, antimicrobial, analgesic and fungicidal properties of the eastern spice have been used in medicine.
The homeland of Ceylon korichnik, or cinnamon, is Ceylon Island. This is an evergreen tree from the family of laurel. The bark, which is a spice, is removed from shoots grown on a three-year root. The top layer is removed, and what is under it is separated, dried and wrapped in tubes or ground into powder. The thickness of the layer used as a spice does not exceed 0.5 mm. For therapeutic purposes, they use not only the bark of the tree, but also young shoots, leaves and even seeds.
The aroma of this plant spreads very far. It is not by chance that it is used in aromatherapy to treat depression, nightly fears and neuroses. The aroma of cinnamon is the scent of love. The famous aphrodisiac is used to create scented candles and oils in aroma lamps. Nevertheless, too frequent and abundant fumigating of the room can cause headaches and a general breakdown.
Cinnamon goes well with citrus and coniferous oils, as well as cardamom and patchouli, ylang-ylang and styrax, anise and fennel.
Not to be confused with cassia!
In stores this cinnamon almost impossible to find. Those brown tubes that we take for cinnamon, mostly – Cassia bark, plants growing in the same latitude as chorionic. By the way, manufacturers do not hide and do not mislead consumers, trying to give Cassia for cinnamon. Packages always write the exact name of the plant from which made the powder, rolls or butter. Cassia is similar to cinnamon. The content of the main microelements that are so prized cinnamon, Cassia is fairly large, however, our article on her.
Scientists working in the field of biochemistry, discovered a unique phenolic substance - eugenol, which containscinnamon. Properties of this element act depressingly on putrefactive bacteria and mycelium of cultures dangerous for human health, explain the powerful antifungal effect of cinnamon.
Prolonged boiling eugenol destroyed. Therefore, food and drinks cinnamon should be added at the last stage of cooking. Or if a prescription is required to put the spice in the beginning, do not expose the product rugged and durable the boil and simmer over moderate heat. Unheated cinnamon also does not work. Optimal temperature: 60 to 80 degrees Celsius.
Fight against seasonal colds
For any cold, if there are no individual contraindications, it is very useful to drink hot milk, which is dissolvedcinnamon. Doctors reviews confirm its effectiveness in diseases of the throat, cough and runny nose.
The use of the drink with cinnamon during seasonal epidemics of influenza and ARVI can effectively protect against virus infection. If you drink daily a cup of drink, which is addedground cinnamon. You can not be afraid of getting sick. Eugenol will not allow the development of infection.
Seven-minute inhalations with one drop of cinnamon essential oil will relieve cough and infection in the nasopharynx.
In the event that the disease is still overtaken, but has not yet played out, its development will help to stop the hottercinnamon milk. drunk on the night before bedtime. Healing potion will make you feel quite healthy in the morning.
Preparing a drink as follows. At the bottom of a large mug, with a volume of at least 300 ml, pouredground cinnamon - 10 g. Hot milk is poured. Put in a microwave or water bath for 15 minutes.
Cinnamon Milk it is better to drink in the evening, so that overnight the eugenol will destroy the infection.
Spice drink as prevention of ARVI and flu
While the epidemic has not stopped, it is advisable to drink an infusion in which there is ginger, black pepper, cardamom andcinnamon. Properties these spices have a beneficial effect on the immune system and, as a result, on the general well-being, are well known.
At work, it is not always convenient to prepare a hot drink with milk. No problem. 1-2cinnamon sticks. pinch ground pepper, fresh or ground ginger – 5-7 g, one star anise or pinch of anise and cloves 1 piece placed in a thermos, pour boiling water and infuse for about 40 minutes. Drink this drink all day every day while raging flu. Superior protection from virus and the overall improvement provided to you.
If a cold has gone to bed, do not rush to drink antipyretic pills. Hotwater with cinnamon and honey will remove the heat and chase the disease. It should be drunk at night. Excessive sweating, which will begin within a few hours after taking it, will show that the disease has gone backwards. At night, you will have to change clothes that are wet from sweat several times to dry, in no case allowing overcooling.
The drink is made very simple. One glass of boiling water is poured over twocinnamon sticks. be covered with a lid, come with a towel and put in a warm place. 15-25 minutes, when the liquid cools, sticks should be removed, and in the water put 20 g of natural honey and a lemon wedge. Stir slowly and in small SIPS to drink. You can add a little black tea. It does not spoil the quality of the drink, but gives it a beautiful hue.
Lower blood sugar
Cinnamon helps patients with diabetes. The polyphenol contained in it is to some extent a natural analogue of insulin. It is possible to reduce the blood sugar level to normal, if, within forty days, every day, in one form or another, eat cinnamon.
As for thathow to drink cinnamon to reduce sugar, the options are many. This may be tea, milkshake, fruit drink.
For diabetic tea, one teaspoon of cinnamon needs to be poured with one liter of boiling water and held in a water bath for 15 minutes. The broth should be brewed daily for ten days and drink in small cups throughout the day every hour.
Diabetes Cinnamon much more effective than Jerusalem artichoke or Amur velvet. She must be present on the table of each patient. For at least forty days, it should be added to food as often as possible, however, what is called homeopathic doses, 2-2.5 grams each. Not more than seven grams per day.
Daily tea can be replaced by kefir with cinnamon. A glass of yogurt - 3.5 g of cinnamon. Drink twice a day - in the morning, on an empty stomach, and in the evening, before going to bed.
Cinnamon oil obtained by distillation from the bark, as well as from the green mass - the leaves and young shoots of the cinnamon tree. It does not dissolve in mineral oils, water and glycerin, but is soluble in vegetable oil and alcohol.
Cinnamon oil burning, warming and antiseptic. It is well-established in the treatment of fungal infections of the skin. One drop of cinnamon oil is added to five drops of olive and rubbed into the scalp. Eugenol kills the fungi that cause dandruff, and the irritation causes a rush of blood and strengthen circulation. All this stimulates hair growth and has a positive effect on their quality.
Cinnamon in the form of drinks, rubbing and baths helps to remove excess water from the body. And we know that what is called adipose tissue is un-excreted, accumulated and thickened intracellular fluid, that is, water not removed in time. This violation is due to the overall slagging of the whole body and the unbalanced work of individual systems and organs. Cinnamon perfectly thins the blood, as a result, the metabolism accelerates. Slags and toxins are removed. The organism freed from ballast is noticeably rejuvenated.
Persons suffering from excess weight and wanting to part with burdensome kilograms without harm to health, should like a diet, the main component of which is Ceyloncinnamon. Properties cinnamon aldehyde, and its cinnamon oil about 90%, explain the fungicidal effect of cinnamon on the harmful microflora for humans.
It is easy to understand why when you start adding it regularly to food, the weight noticeably decreases and the stomach falls off - parasites that poison the body with products of their metabolism die. Our organs stop working on two fronts in an emergency mode — on ours and on millions of microscopic creatures that have adapted to live in our intestines, bladder, stomach, etc.
Infusion for weight loss
Infusion for weight loss is a drink of honey and cinnamon in a ratio of 2: 1, where 2 parts is honey, and one part iscinnamon. Application drink twice a day - in the evening before bedtime and in the morning on an empty stomach - contributes to a very rapid weight loss. Already after the weekly course, waist volume will noticeably decrease.
In parallel with the use of cinnamon inside, it must be added to the massage oil, and in the emulsion for making water treatments. Cinnamon has a beneficial effect on the epithelium. The skin is tightened, color is smoothed, characteristic cellulite friability passes.
Male health promotion
Cinnamon is very useful to include in the daily menu men approaching forty years of age. Diluting the blood, it has a positive effect on its composition. Reduced content of cholesterol in the blood, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. This also prevents stagnation in the pelvic area, which in turn prevents the development of prostatitis. In addition, normalizing blood sugar, cinnamon helps the production of testosterone. Although this issue, the palm should be given to Cassia.
Men can recommend to eat toasted bread from toasted bread, spread with a mixture of honey and cinnamon.
Ancient doctors about the healing properties of plants
Nikolai Lemeni in his reference book of simple medicines described cinnamon as a plant shown to the elderly and melancholic to improve mood and improve digestion, but he did not recommend it to young and passionate because of the risk of excessive overexcitement. He argued that cinnamon helps to set in motion all body fluids, therefore it is very useful for pregnant women. It also contributes to easy childbirth.
Avicenna also paid tribute to the cinnamon, writing that it neutralizes the snake poison, cures disease of the kidneys and bladder. It strengthens the internal organs and promotes the resorption of tumors. Able to enhance blood flow, it is indicated for painful menstrual bleeding.
As mentioned above, should not eat every day more than seven grams of cinnamon. Also the individual intolerance, although this happens very rarely. Caution can be advised cinnamon pregnant – in this case, the issue should be discussed with the doctor and based on the testimony of the blood and urine tests.
As for essential oils, it before applying the cream or emulsion, it is necessary to check for an allergic reaction. For this we need to apply a little oil on the inner surface of the elbow, behind the ear or on the inner part of the forearm and leave for 24 hours. If redness or swelling appears, it means it can be used. The oil is sufficiently aggressive and powerful. The vehicle is not recommended to add 1-2 more drops.
Cinnamon has a shelf life of 12 months. The best place for it is the top shelf of the refrigerator, since it is cool and dry enough there. In addition, there is no access for sunlight, which is harmful for cinnamon, regardless of whether it is stored in powder or in the form of tubes.