Herb – Cinnamon
Warm and stimulating. Relieves diarrhea, botulism, staph, e.coli and candida. It may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. The curled rolls come from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree. To produce these sticks, you cut the stems of the tree, extract the inner bark and remove the woody parts. When drying, they form strips that curl into rolls called sticks. In addition you can ground them into powder. It has anti-inflammatory and blood-sugar-lowering properties. Traditionally used as medicine throughout the world.
There are two main types:
- Ceylon, often considered to be “true cinnamon”
- Cassia or Chinese, which originates from southern China
Ceylon is very expensive. Therefore most foods in the United States and Western Europe use the cheaper dried Cassia bark. These foods include sticky buns, breads and other products. Just make sure that you’re buying Ceylon and not Cassia, which is often sold as cinnamon in stores. However the cinnamon from Ceylon is slightly sweeter, more refined and more difficult to find in local markets.
Hypoglycemia, cold, sinus congestion, flu, bronchitis, asthma, chills, flatulence, nausea, abdominal cramping, cholera. Diabetes, menopause discomfort with chest, neck, and back pain, rheuma, cramping, sore muscles, fever with chills, and stops bleeding.
Use the stick or quill to soak and drink, avoid cinnamon powders unless fresh.