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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cinnamon...not just for baking

A few days ago I opened the door to my apt to the yummy smell of cinnamon, convinced that something special was baking in the oven.  To my disappointment, my husband explained that he was merely boiling water with a few sprinkles of cinnamon in it to rid the apt of the burnt smell that filled the air.  Needlesstosay, this little 'trick' of his worked, and I've been using it ever since.  

Frontier Cinnamon Powder Certified Organic (3% Oil), 16 Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)
Cinnamon is often associated with fresh baked rolls.  However, once valued more than gold itself in the ancient world, Cinnamon has far more uses than one could possibly imagine.  From embalming bodies to curing meat, the list of cures Cinnamon is associated with is endless depending on which side of the globe you reside.  Curious about some of its other uses, I did some poking around and compiled a short list of just a few remedies that held my interest:

cold relief
improves breast milk production
nervous tension

As some of you know, I am a huge fan of all therapeutic grade essential oils (man's first medicine), so I will be ordering some cinnamon oil tomorrow!

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.  When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
~Ayurvedic Proverb


  1. My grandma use to boil cinnamon :). I love cinnamon and I love you :)

  2. I love the smell of sinnamon too... your hubby is sooo smart! =) -Anna