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August 21, 2011

The Most Fascinating Use for Cinnamon

Filed under: Uncategorized — freethepen @ 8:00 pm

Cinnamon has been used in cookies and cakes all around the world. Its range of uses, however, extends far beyond use in desserts.

Together, cinnamon and raw honey create a synergistic combination that, according to health journals, help prevent and decrease many health conditions, making it useful as both a preventive and curative spice. Put equal amounts of cinnamon and raw honey on yogurt, oatmeal or solely on a plate to be dipped into with a banana.

Cinnamon helps relieve gas. If your digestion gives you trouble, try cinnamon. Sprinkle a little in a cup of tea after your meal.

Put 1/4 teaspoon in a cup of  tea or in plain hot water with honey, ginger and parlsey for a soothing health aid in winter.

Got a smell in your house from old garbage or cooked fish? Get rid of the smell by boiling a tablespoon of cinnamon in hot water. Let the vapors fill the air.

Cinnamon remarkably lowers LDL so if you have a problem with cholesterol, start eating cinnamon daily.

All these tips are good ones but none of these is as fascinating as what cinnamon can do to a mattress. Got a musty smell in your mattress? Take equal amounts of cinnamon, borax and baking soda. Dump the ingredients into a small collander and tap the edges allowing the ingredients to mix and sprinkle over the mattress. Leave it for the day – go out – come home and vacuum well.

Cinnamon is an antimicrobial and antifungal. Who knew?

Until next time,

Jan

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3 Comments »

  1. I discovered cinnamon’s antifungal properties a few years ago when making cinnamon bread – it weakens the yeast (so you have to add more yeast). A very definite effect.

    Comment by Gabrielle Adelman — August 21, 2011 @ 10:14 pm | Reply

  2. Did your recipe let you know it was accommodating that fact?

    Comment by freethepen — August 22, 2011 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  3. Cinnamon is a great way to keep ants out of the house, just lay a line of it by the sliding glass window and they will not cross it, try it. Great information!

    Comment by Jackie Paulson Author — September 3, 2011 @ 12:14 am | Reply


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