Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cinnamon Power

Did you know that cinnamon was listed as an herb with medicinal properties dating back to Chinese literature as early as 2700 BC ? It is now known that cinnamon raises vitality, warms the system, stimulates all the vital functions of the body, counteracts congestion, improves digestion and can even aid as a treatment for nausea. There is also evidence that cinnamon can lower levels of cholesterol and blood sugars. The natural cinnamon plant (you can see the bark above in the photo) has essential oils which have been found to stimulate movement in the gastrointestinal tract and act as a natural gas-reliever.

So add cinnamon to your daily diet ritual by sprinkling it on your oatmeal, yogurt or evening adding it to your favorite herbal tea. When purchasing your cinnamon, buy "non-irradiated" as noted on the spice jar in the photo above.

1 comment:

Addie said...

Hi, I like your blog! All things organic and local - what a great way to find new places to eat.

Thanks for including my site in your blog roll. I plan to add you to mine, too.

Cinnamon is definitely a great semi-sweet flavor that I use a lot instead of sugar. It's nice to know it's so healthy overall.