CINNAMON

CINNAMON: ” Spice with a Punch”

Digestive Aid, Prevents Infections, Relieves Pain

Also Known As: Cassia, Ceylon Cinnamon and Saigon Cinnamon

HISTORY:

Cinnamon is sprinkled on toast, added to cookie batter, eggnog and apple cider. It is also added in toothpastes and candies. But cinnamon is more than a sweet treat. It is known as one of the world’s oldest healers. Cinnamon was first discovered in Southern Asia as early as 2700 B.C. When ancient travelers introduced it to the Egyptians, they demanded more along with other Asian spices. Cinnamon played a major role in the Egyptian ancient trade. By the 17th century, cinnamon became a kitchen spice in European countries.

PREPARATION:

For a warm spicy and sweet infusion, use one half to three quarter of a teaspoon of powdered herb per cup of boiling water. Drink up to 3 cups a day.

To treat minor cuts and scrapes, wash the affected area thoroughly. Sprinkle on a little bit of powdered cinnamon.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Cinnamon is not grown in the United States. Most come from Asia and the West Indies. Trees can reach a height of 30 feet. Bark is stripped for young branches no more than 3 years old.

SAFETY:

Cinnamon is on the FDA’s list regarded as being generally safe.