Cinnamon adds a unique, delicious, and aromatic flavor with a slight bite to so many foods and beverages! We thoroughly enjoy mixing it into custom snack seasoning blends for our customers. Cinnamon comes from the bark of trees belonging to the Cinnamom genus. Cinnamon was considered a rare commodity for centuries often gifted to royalty. Throughout the years, it has built a reputation for its versatility, stretching from food and drink to medicine.
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So.. How could cinnamon play a role in bettering our overall quality of life?
As one of the major materials used in traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon is known to cover a multitude of platforms in its ability to heal. Many sprinkle it into their ginger tea to alleviate the symptoms of a common cold. It also allows blood flow to circulate the body in order to deliver the proper nutrients and oxygen into the cells. There are two different types of cinnamon to look out for: One is called Ceylon (or Cinnamomum verum, but we prefer the latter) grown in Sri Lanka, and Cassia, cinnamon that grows in China and Indonesia. Cassia is known to have a stronger flavor profile and is priced at a lower point than Ceylon. It is also the most commonly used cinnamon here in the United States. Because of the high concentrations of coumarin (a plant compound that can damage the liver) that is found in Cassia, Ceylon is viewed as the better alternative when used for herbal medicine.
The same anti-bacterial, antioxidant and antifungal properties that benefit the inside of your body have a place in your skincare system for the outside, too! Just mix some coconut nectar and sugar with cinnamon and you’ve got yourself a cinnamon scrub! You could also substitute the coconut nectar and sugar for honey. For every 3 table spoons of honey used, use 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon for your mixture. Cinnamon is also the oldest home remedy for bad breath. The essential oils contained in a single stick are enough to kill the bacteria in your mouth that’s causing the smell! Just mix a spoonful of ground cinnamon with some room-temperature or warm water, gargle for a couple mins and you’re set!
Consuming cinnamon could help treat certain types of pain and headaches. Because of its powerful promotion of blood circulation, it has the ability to both prevent joint paint and push circulation to the joints and fight systemic inflammation.
We gave a little sneak peek into how cinnamon could be used to benefit your outside, now onto the fun where you actually get to ingest it. Here are some fun ways to incorporate this sassy spice into your routine:
Cinnamon is the perfect staple for any pantry, and is infinite in its use. We’re passionate about providing ways to help incorporate it into any recipe and extract its full potential into every meal and experience.
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