In ancient times, because of its healing properties, cinnamon was invaluable and considered as valualbe as gold or silver.
When we get sick today, we don’t think of our pantry as a source of healing, yet there it is, just waiting for us to recognize its powerful abilities to help us and support us.
When Caidin or I start to feel flu-ish or experience any kind of stomach upset, I brew up some cinnamon tea. Not only does it provide healing support, its wonderful aroma is emotionally uplifting.
Here are several ways to access the healing properties of cinnamon:
Cold and Flu – Drink cinnamon tea to help relieve the symptoms of cold and flu. Cinnamon helps to increase circulation, combats bacteria and virus and soothes stomach upset.
Diarrhea – Drink cinnamon tea to help relieve diarrhea. Both its ability to break up gas and it’s anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties come into play here.
Nausea – Drink cinnamon tea to settle the stomach.
Sooth aches and pains – Drink cinnamon tea to soothe aches and pains. Cinnamon blocks the production of prostaglandins which create inflammation, pain and fever.
Combat E. Coli (Escherichia coli bacteria) – Whether present in intestinally or in the urinary tract, Cinnamon can effectively combat E. Coli as found in a 1999 Kansas State University study (http://articles.latimes.com/1999/aug/06/news/mn-63242). ‘Cinnamon contains a compound that has the ability to kill bacteria,” Daniel Y.C. Fung, professor of food science at Kansas State, said…”It has natural killing power…’
Cinnamon Powder sprinkled on food can kill food borne bacteria.
How to make Cinnamon Tea
Steep one stick of Cinnamon in 2 cups of water for 15-20 minutes
Add honey ( not for babies under 1 year old) to taste.
Drink 2-3 cups a day.
Note: Cinnamon in high dosages can be toxic.
© 2012 Christine Agro
Christine Agro is the founder of The Conscious Mom’s Guide™ and author of the forthcoming “The Conscious Mom’s Guide to Natural Healing and First Aid for Kids”.
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