Cinnamon is considered to be one of the best spices because of its unique and authentic flavor and its host of health benefits. Cinnamon is one of the oldest and first spices to be traded between Asia and Europe. It is a part of almost every cuisine but known all over the world with distinct names. The spicy taste with sugary hints, that's perhaps the best way to define the savor and aroma of this spice. Cinnamon is used as a sweet and spicy flavor in custards, beverage flavoring, puddings or even syrups and ice creams. The warm, distinctive flavor that cinnamon adds to dishes has been celebrated for long. Adding cinnamon to your tea to render a varying and opulent whiff to your tea. The sweet and delightful aroma it exudes infuses a soothing and relaxing feeling.
- Cinnamon is best effective for curing indigestion, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea, acidity, morning sickness and flatulence.
- Helpful in the treatment of respiratory tract infections, rheumatism, arthritis and other cardiac related disorders.
- The cinnamaldehyde present in it has proven to help reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes development by increasing its insulin sensitivity.
- It is known to enhance the brain activity in individuals.
- Cinnamon bark oil is known for its anti-fungal properties.
Cinnamon is a native of Sri Lanka. Also, it is cultivated in the hilly tracts of Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.