Cinnamon is a plant whose continent of origin is Asia. It is most used in India, Brazil, Madagascar, etc. The most common are in the form of spices, oils, or somewhere, and as a medicine. The first thing that people drew to cinnamon is its distinctive and pleasant smell and taste. Later, as disclosed its medicinal properties, essential oil of cinnamon has become very popular.
Benefits of cinnamon
It has a very effective antioxidant effect so often is used as an ingredient in the medicines for treating infections and inflammations. Some studies have shown that it is also good for diabetics because it reduces appetite. Also, it’s effective against cholesterol, influence by reducing the level of bad cholesterol (LDL).
When used according to regulations appropriate for weight loss diet, this herb can often play a major role in weight loss. Elderly can apply it against arthritis (is preferable to use it in combination with honey). So effectively eliminates the spread of leukemia and cancer cells in the human body. It has the effect on bad breath, so it is an ingredient of many chewing gums.
The essential oil of cinnamon is designed primarily for massage, particularly when it comes to the anti-stress massage for improving the concentration. In this case, the most important role has a pleasant scent that stimulates the activity of the brain. One more use is for various fungal ailments by restoring the skin.
Easy way to make your essential oil of cinnamon
Before you start, prepare a glass jar, and it would be best if it has a lid with a rubber frame because that will not leak air inside the jar. Cinnamon amount you specify. If you prefer a stronger smell put 7-8 sticks, though some optimum is 5-6.
- Take cinnamon sticks you have prepared, and put them in a jar so to fill it.
- Pour enough olive oil into the jar so it would be completely full. (If you are allergic to olive oil, you can instead use a linseed or sesame)
- Leave the jar in a warmer place, at room temperature.
- Shake the jar every day so cinnamon would be reunited with oil. And do it the next 20 or so days.
- After a few weeks, take a clean cloth or gauze, and drain the contents of the jar because the oil has already “established”.
- The essential oil that you just got, pour into a bottle and keep it in the cold, dry place.
Thus prepared, the oil will have an excellent taste and smell. Can be used as a medicine for external and internal use. People often use it in cooking. If the preparation goes well you will get an excellent composition having the anti-oxidant effect (prevents cell damage by free radicals that can lead to the appearance of serious illnesses). In addition to this has antibiotic, analgesic and aphrodisiac properties.
When it comes to using in the kitchen, cinnamon oil can be used as an addition to ready meals, cakes, salads and the like.
How to use oil of cinnamon?
For many years, this oil is used in the oriental diet, because reduces gas and bloating. Similarly, in oral hygiene has long been used but only in people who have a problem with infections in the oral cavity, around the tooth, if there are sores in the mouth or on the tongue fungus.
If you have similar problems, then take one teaspoon of cinnamon oil and muck in your mouth so you can be sure that the oil is into the all parts of the oral cavity. Do not swallow the oil, but spit it out after washing.
If you have problems with arthritis, take a smaller amount and rub the sore spot. This process should repeat in the morning and evening until the pain is neutralized. The same principle can be applied to sore muscles.
Cinnamon oil reduces hair loss
Cinnamon can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles, which is essential for healthy hair growth.
- Pour half a cup of olive oil in a pan and bring it to the “low heat”.
- After a few minutes, remove the pan from the heat and pour the oil in a dish.
- In this dish, add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon honey, and stir all well.
Apply this mixture on those areas where you notice that there is a thinning of the hair and leave it about 15 minutes. Thereafter wash the hair with a neutral shampoo. Apply this treatment once a week.
However, before you start using this combination consult your doctor. No matter that there are completely natural ingredients, and most people are not allergic to cinnamon. It may happen that exactly you are the person allergic, and to come to the irritation of the scalp.
Side effects and precautions
Side effects of this plant are rare but do exist. Most often, if it comes to the appearance of these effects, then it is usually after the external application to the skin (such as in arthritic). These side effects may be in the form of dermatitis, redness, or perhaps as an allergy (it is desirable to do test for allergies to help you make sure before use).
Another very important thing is that diabetics cannot use cinnamon at least two weeks before surgery. Our advice is to be sure to advise your doctor or pharmacist before you start applying.
If used in large quantities in the form of spices, it can lead to redness and tingle around the mouth or on the lips themselves.
In healthy people is usually almost always safe to use this herb in any form, be it of essential oil or spices.
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