I was never much of a cinnamon admirer. If a recipe called for 1 tsp, I’d add half or skip it all together. It’s completely fascinating to me that as I learn more about the healing effects of cinnamon, I’m enjoying the flavour of it much more. I’m not skimping when adding cinnamon to recipes anymore and I’ll even look for recipes that showcase this wonderful spice.
Cinnamon is very useful when you’re feeling cold, dealing with colds or flu, mild fever, coughs with clear runny or white mucus, vomiting or indigestion, diarrhoea or dysentery, gas, cramps or even if you want to whiten your teeth.
You can make a paste by mixing honey and cinnamon together until you get the desired paste-like consistency. This is great for warming yourself quickly during the winter. It’s also a good way for fighting off colds and flu when there are strong chills and a low fever. It helps relieve coughs with runny, clear to white mucus and easing stomach aches. Just 1/4- 1/2 tsp two or more times a day as needed.
A paste made with water and cinnamon powder can be applied to your forehead and temples to help ease headaches brought on by cold air.
Cinnamon tea is delicious and easy to make with either cinnamon bark or powder. Add honey to taste! Perfect for indigestion.
Lily and Leif usually have a cinnamon stick to suck or chew on while out on a cold day’s walk.
Cinnamon is apparently good for increasing your milk supply. I’ve also read that finely ground cinnamon powder is an effective tooth whitener. Something else I’ve read about but have yet tried is that cinnamon will deter ants! You can sprinkle on your counters or other ant problem areas and they won’t cross the powder.