Also known as "True Cinnamon" or Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Cinnamon would be one of the most popular spices across the world and not only has been used as food flavouring and as a medical remedy it was also used in the embalming process in ancient Egypt.
It is a warming herb that can help with colds, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. A simple infusion of fresh ginger and cinnamon is one of the most effective home remedies for the common cold.
Cinnamon also is beneficial in improving gastric acid secretions which can be helpful in aiding digestion eg flatulence, bloating and diarrhea
Cinnamon has had a long history of use for diabetes in Asia and Russia. It can play a similar role in polycystic ovarian syndrome due to its ability to help reduce blood glucose levels.
You can consume the dried bark, but the easiest way for therapeutic use is to make a tea with a half to ¾ teaspoon powered cinnamon in a cup with boiling water – drink 2-3 a day with meals.
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka