Cinnamon is an aromatic plant used for thousands of years ago for medicinal purposes and later it began to be incorporated in the kitchen in dishes and desserts. The best known variety of cinnamon is the “cassia cinnamon”, which has more healing properties. It is used to treat various respiratory, digestive and even reproductive diseases
What is cinnamon for?
- Digestive system: Stimulates salivation and the production of gastric juices due to its carminative, antiemetic and antiulcer properties. Avoid flatulence, improve digestion, reduce acidity, and avoid vomiting.
- Respiratory system: It has expectorant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is generally used in cases of bronchitis, colds and coughs.
- Circulatory system: It has antisclerotic and antithrombotic properties, thereby improving blood circulation. It is used to treat hand and foot problems caused by cold as it stimulates good blood perfusion to these areas.
- Reproductive system: Counteracts menstrual pain and regulates the period of women. It is also a great aphrodisiac, stimulates libido and helps in cases of erectile dysfunction.
- It can also be used externally to treat vaginal infections, foot or nail fungus, respiratory infections, mouth ulcers, and bad breath.
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