Cinnamon is defined as a sweet aromatic spice made from the bark of an Asian tree and is widely known to be used in cooking and baking. This spice can’t only guarantee your sweet tooth satisfaction but also extends in benefits all throughout the body.
It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and these are discussed below. Make remedies out of cinnamon and continue reading. Here it is:
1. TOENAIL FUNGUS TREATMENT
Toenail fungus could cause you frustration due to the difficulty of treatment on this one. But don’t lose hope because cinnamon can treat it because of the potency of its antifungal property. In treating toenail fungus, a cinnamon leaf oil is applied directly onto the toe and should be done twice a day particularly in the morning and evening. Another way in treating such is soaking your feet in a mixture of Epsom salt and diluted cinnamon oil.
2. COMBATS GUM DISEASE AND BAD BREATH
As mentioned above, cinnamon has anti-bacterial properties which can combat gum disease and bad breath. In doing so, simply make a mixture of a tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil for mouthwash and rinse your mouth with this solution.
3. FLU AND STOMACH BUGS TREATMENT
Since cinnamon had antibacterial properties, it could very well cleanse your gut by destroying bad bacteria (E. coli, etc.) that inhabits your gut. For this remedy, make a tea by boiling one Ceylon cinnamon stick in 1.5 cups of water slowly for 15 minutes. Note the color of the tea as it changes from pale yellow to a deep golden red.
4. METABOLISM BOOSTER
Cinnamon doesn’t only have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, but it can also boost your metabolism by regulating normal blood sugar and stomach emptying. Simply sprinkle some cinnamon over your toast or a teaspoon added to your coffee. You may also put and mix it with your oatmeals and cereal meals.
5. FIGHT TYPE 2 DIABETES
According to Mayo Clinic, cinnamon helps lower blood sugar and increases insulin action. For people with type 2 diabetes, it is recommended to take 1 to 4 grams or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon per day. In addition to including cinnamon in one’s diet, people with type 2 diabetes can receive the blood sugar lowering benefits of cinnamon by taking an herbal supplement in the form of a capsule.
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