Day: January 28, 2011

Uses of cinnamon

Uses of cinnamon

Healing Power and Curative Properties

Cinnamon leaves are used in the form of powder or decoction. They are stimulant and useful in relieving flatulence and in increasing secretion and discharge of urine. Cinnamon prevents nervous tension, improves complexion and memory. A pinch of cinnamon powder mixed with honey does the trick if taken regularly every night for these purposes.

Common Cold

Cinnamon is an effective remedy for common cold. Coarsely powdered and boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder and honey, it can be beneficially used as medicine in cases of influenza, sore throat, and malaria. Its regular use during the rainy season prevents attacks of influenza. Cinnamon oil, mixed with honey, gives relief from cold.

Digestive Disorders

Cinnamon checks nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It stimulates digestion. A tablespoon of cinnamon water, prepared as for cold and taken half an hour after meals, relieves flatulence and indigestion.

Bad breath

Cinnamon serves as a good mouth freshener.


Headache produced by exposure to cold air is readily cured by applying a paste of finely powdered cinnamon mixed in water on the temples and forehead.


Paste of cinnamon powder prepared with a few drops of fresh lime juice can be applied over pimples and blackheads with beneficial results.

Other Diseases

Cinnamon is highly beneficial in the treatment of several other ailments, including spasmodic afflictions, asthma, paralysis, excessive menstruation, uterus disorders and gonorrhea. It is sometimes used as a prophylactic agent, to control German measles.

Other Uses

Natural Birth-Control: Cinnamon can be used for natural birth-control. It has the remarkable effect of checking the early release of ova after child-birth. A piece of cinnamon taken every night for a month after child-birth delays menstruation for more than 15 to 20 months thus preventing early conception. It indirectly helps the secretion of breast milk. Prolonged breast feeding checks the restarting of menstruation after child-birth, according to studies.

Dried cinnamon leaves and inner bark are used for flavoring cakes and sweets and in curry powder. They are also used in incense, dentifrices and perfumes. Cinnamon bark oil is used for flavoring confectionery and liqueurs. It is also used in pharmaceutical and dental preparations. Cinnamon leaf oil is used in perfumes and flavorings as also in the synthesis of vanilla.


Many Blessings,



Spirit whispers in my ear this morning and so I must share the message I have been given…

Life! Life .. it’s simple.. it’s complex… it’s up .. it’s down.. it’s here .. it’s now.. it’s this moment and the next.

I can’t begin to tell you what life is all about … ok well I could begin but it would never end…lol.. this blog would go on forever!!!

But what I can tell you is what it’s NOT about …

It’s not about the pain – it’s about growing, learning and repairing

It’s not about the torment – it’s about the healing

It’s not about the hurt – it’s about not hurting anymore …. or anyone

It’s not about the miles – it’s about every step along the way

It’s not about the size of the battle – it’s about holding true to yourself

It’s not about the tears shed – it’s about caring

It’s not about the struggle – it’s about the fight inside

It’s not about youth – it’s about the child within

It’s not about money – it’s about the treasure in YOU

It’s not about what you have – it’s about what you give

I could go on and on .. but I’ll stop here … I think you understand the whisper from here…

Life is about finding peace and happiness .. right here .. right now.. in this moment .. within yourself.

Enjoy it!

It’s a gift we have been given … E N J O Y I T!

It’s in your own hands … how will you handle it?

Many Blessings,