Cinnamon has always been considered as a miracle food in many religions, cultures and science have also proven that the active oil components present in it such as cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamyl alcohol, and cinnamyl acetate contain a lot of health benefits. Cinnamon plays the role of therapeutic in various ailments such as minor bacterial infections, digestive troubles, or colds.
Here are the few ways you can use cinnamon to treat your ailments.
Choose the Best Form of Cinnamon
Cinnamon can be found in powder, in the sticks, extract form or as a supplement. You need to think about the ailment you need it for. you can try using stick and powders in different drinks and meals to make it interesting. You can opt for powder if you are buying it for the seasoning of your food. While you can use stick when cooking rice in a pan. However, you can use cinnamon extract if your doctor recommends you to use it to manage your sugar level.
Add a Teaspoon Of Cinnamon to Your Warm Drink to Control Flu And Cold
Cinnamon contains good anti-microbial properties that can help you fight against the viral infections, cough cold, and flu when added to warm water or any other drink. When a teaspoon of cinnamon is added to a glass of hot water, it turns out to be a soothing drink that won’t only cure your cough and cold but will also help feel a way better and energized.
You Can Use Cinnamon Drink to Get Rid of A Runny Nose
A hot cinnamon drink can tackle your runny nose. When It is combined with hot water and ginger, it will give you an extra kick and help you get rid of an irritating runny nose much faster than any medicine.
Opt For Ceylon Cinnamon
There are two major types of cinnamon; one is Cassia Cinnamon, and the other one is Ceylon Cinnamon. The Ceylon Cinnamon is also called “true” or “proper” cinnamon, it is usually not available in local market, however Cassia cinnamon can be easily found in any local market. Ceylon cinnamon is the option because of its lower coumarin.