This delicious aromatic spice is a wonderfully warming and strengthening remedy to dispel cold, winter chills and a variety of conditions associated with cold congestion and deficiency of vital energy. It's acts as a tonic to the whole system.
A hot drink of cinnamon will stimulate circulation and cause sweating, preventing and resolving flu, colds, catarrh and other infections. It helps to reduce fevers. Oil of cinnamon can be inhaled for head colds and chest infections. It's general warming and stimulating properties can give direction in the body by other remedies - such as thyme for bronchial congestion and infections, or blue cohosh as a uterine remedy to treat irregular and painful periods, heavy bleeding, uterine infections and vaginal discharge.
Cinnamon acts as a relaxant, reducing stress and anxiety, relieving cramp and colic. Eugenia in the volatile oils relieves pain, for example when used as a liniment for arthritis, to deaden the nerve in toothache and for such conditions as headaches, muscle pain and neuralgia.
Cinnamon worms and stimulates the digestive system, useful in weak digestion, colic, griping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, wind and distension. The tannins have an astringent action, stemming bleeding in nosebleeds, heavy periods and resolving diarrhea and catarrhal congestion. When taken cold, cinnamon has been used to stop sweating.
I drink a lot of Cinnamon tea, I use fresh dried herbs and infuse in hot water with lemon and honey, I use this if I have a feeling a cold is trying to come to the surface, Cinnamon is a good beater of all these types of ailments, prevention is better than the cure!
Cinnamon Treats the Following:
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