The bark of several species of cinnamon trees of the laurel family used as a dried spice. Four types are best known: Ceylon cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Malabar cinnamon, and cinnamon.
There are several species of this genus of plants, of which two are the most popular: cinnamon itself, originally from Ceylon, Sri Lanka, and Western India, and cinnamon cassia, originally from Vietnam, Indonesia, and South China.
Taste and Aroma–Gentle, sweetish, slightly burning, warming, in some varieties – slightly astringent.
Chinese written sources from 2800 BC mention cinnamon. This spice was very highly valued in Greece – for 35 kilograms of cinnamon gave 5 kilograms of gold. But compared to other countries, this price was considered acceptable. After all, in some of them, it was valued 15 times more expensive! Often a kilogram of cinnamon was exchanged for a kilogram of gold. In the language of Victorian flowers, cinnamon meant ” my fate is in your hands.” In Austria, lovers exchanged bouquets, which included cinnamon, symbolizing tenderness and love.
With powder or cinnamon sticks, you can easily get rid of ants.
With the use of cinnamon powder, you can lighten your hair. This way of knowing still living in Assyria herbalists (this was for 2 thousands of years until BC.)
Cinnamon is often used in masks and scrubs, as it not only saturates the skin with a spicy aroma but also has a beneficial effect on it, rejuvenating and toning.
Cinnamon and honey-a very useful combination
Daily consumption of cinnamon with honey for Breakfast improves respiratory function and strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of a heart attack.
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content in honey is more useful than harmful for maintaining strength, and honey together with cinnamon is recommended to use in the afternoon to maintain normal performance.
Daily intake of honey and cinnamon strengthens the protective functions of the body, increasing immunity.
In case of hair loss, you can lubricate the hair roots with a paste from a mixture of heated olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon before shampooing for 15 minutes.
A mixture of 2 tbsp honey and a couple of pinches of cinnamon eaten before a meal reduces acidity and helps digest the heaviest food.
cinnamon powder is added only at the very end of cooking (no more than 10 minutes before the end), as with prolonged heat treatment, cinnamon can give the dish an unpleasant bitterness.
powder cinnamon better buys in small quantities – he quickly loses its flavor.
Cinnamon sticks taste much more stable, although they are quite difficult to finely grind.