- Brain Function: Cinnamon boosts the activity of the brain and makes it a good brain tonic. It helps to remove nervous tension and memory loss.
- Blood purification: Cinnamon can also help to remove blood impurities.
- Blood circulation: Cinnamon helps to improve the circulation of blood due to the presence of a blood thinning compound within cinnamon. This blood circulation helps to significantly reduce pain. Good blood circulation also ensures oxygen supply to the body’s cells, which leads to higher metabolic activity. You can significantly reduce the chance of suffering from a heart attack by regularly consuming cinnamon.
- Pain Relief: Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory substance, so it helps in removing stiffness of the muscles and joints. Cinnamon is also recommended for arthritis, and it is known to help in removing headaches that are caused by colds.
- Diabetes: Cinnamon has the ability to control blood sugar, so diabetics find it very useful because cinnamon aids them in using less insulin.
- Infections: Due to its anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is effective on treating external as well as internal infections. It helps in destroying germs in the gall bladder and the bacteria present in staph infections.
- Healing: Cinnamon acts as a coagulant and helps to stop excess bleeding. Therefore, it facilitates the healing process.
- Colon cancer: It can also improves the health of the colon and thereby reduce the risk of colon cancer.
- Mouth freshener: it is a good mouth freshener and removes bad breath.
- Perfumes: It has a refreshing aroma and is extensively used in perfume-making.
- Indigestion: Cinnamon is very effective for indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea and flatulence. Due to its carminative properties, it is very helpful in eliminating excess gas from the stomach and intestines. It also removes acidity, combats diarrhea and reduces the effects of morning sickness. Cinnamon is therefore often referred to as a digestive tonic.
- Respiratory problems: Cinnamon helps in relieving the symptoms of colds, influenza, sore throat and congestion.
- Menstruation: Cinnamon is effective in providing relief from menstrual discomfort and cramping.
- Cooking: Some people add cinnamon oil while they are cooking. Cinnamon oil obtained from the leaves contains a compound named cinnamaldehyde, which is an excellent flavoring agent.
- Room freshener: The pleasant aroma of cinnamon oil makes it a very effective as a room freshener. It is often added to potpourris.
- Internal usage: a few drops of cinnamon oil into a hot cup of water or tea will be enough.
- For aromatherapy applications, put a few drops of cinnamon oil in your diffuser along with a few of your favorite essential oils.
Cinnamon bark oil causes different reactions in different people, especially sensitive individuals. Here’s a list of some of its reported side effects:
- Skin sensitization
- Dermocaustic effect (burning) on skin
- Heart palpitations, especially when taken with coffee or black tea
While cinnamon bark oil provides heaps of health benefits, we highly recommend that you see a natural holistic practitioner before incorporating it into your treatment protocol, to stay on the safe side.