Health benefits of cinnamon
Cinnamon reduces cholesterol and helps to boost metabolism. Cinnamon helps in stabilising blood sugar levels. This is very essential for weight loss. If you are suffering from diabetic cinnamon can help in managing blood sugar spikes. it has antibacterial properties and thus it helps to fight various infections in the body. Cinnamon is often recommended for stomach upsets as it can help clear harmful bacterias from the digestive system.
Pure cinnamon is a natural remedy to fight yeast infections. Cinnamon is one of the most effective cancer-fighting food mainly because it has high antioxidant content and also because of its antibacterial property. Pure cinnamon has the ability to lower cholesterol levels and improve blood circulation throughout the body and hence cinnamon can help prevent heart disease.
The anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon help to reduce arthritis pain and lessen inflammation of the body. Cinnamon helps to balance hormones. Cinnamon is an excellent natural remedy for hormonal imbalances in women. Especially for health issues like thyroid, PCOS and other hormonal issues.
What kind of cinnamon should you use?
Now let me explain the type of cinnamon which you should be used in this tea. So these are the two types of cinnamon which are commonly found. The right one is known as cinnamon quills, The bark is rolled into small quills and this is actually the second quality these quills are made from the third or fourth layer of the cinnamon tree bark and it has less oil content and hence the benefits also will be less but these are very pretty to look at and usually used in food photography.
Since the layers are very thin they can be easily powdered very finely. Now the second type of cinnamon which is on the left side these are not very pretty to look at, but these cinnamon barks are the best quality they are actually the outer bark or the first or second layer of the cinnamon bark tree. This cinnamon has more oil content than the cinnamon quills on the right side plus they have more benefits.
How to make
- Into a saucepan add in 1 cup or 200ml water and then added two cinnamon sticks.
- Now allow this to boil
- Once it starts to boil simmer the flame for 10 minutes and as it is simmering you can see that the colour of the water is changing to a light amber colour
- After 10 minutes switch off the flame and allow the water to cool down
- Once the cinnamon water is warm pour it into a cup or a glass
- Then add in 1 teaspoon honey and mix well you can remove the cinnamon sticks
- Now 100% natural and effective cinnamon tea is ready to drink.
This tea on empty stomach in the morning and for best results have another cup at bed-time