Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)


Also Known as: Cinnamomum zeylanicum, True Cinnamon, Sweet Cinnamon, and Ceylon Cinnamon

Uses: Teas, spice, flavoring agent

Parts Used: Bark in whole, cut or powdered form

Sugar n’ spice… warm and cozy and always nice, Cinnamon is so comforting as a spice that we often overlook its traditional uses and value. True cinnamon is the inner bark of a small evergreen tree that grows in Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Madagascar and was the goal cargo of many explorations in the 15th and 16th centuries. Cinnamon has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties along with calcium and manganese making it a powerhouse herb. Not only does this powerhouse herb fight colds, flu and sore throats, (even the Bubonic Plague), it aids in digestion and soothes an upset stomach. It kills many disease causing fungi, fights urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections. It has also been known to lower blood sugar in diabetics, ease arthritis and improve cholesterol. Cinnamon ups the antioxidant and cold-fighting ante in our Abundant C Tea Blend and Winters Best Elderberry Elixer.

Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not intended to replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. It is not meant to cover all possible uses and may not fit your specific health circumstances. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.