Herb of the Day: Cinnamon

Cinnamon sticks and powder

Scientific Name: Cinnamomum verum

Key Actions: Antimicrobial | Aromatic | Astringent | Mild stimulant | Relieves gas

Common Use: Digestive problems and colds

Common Dosage Form: Infusion

Fun Fact: Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices and was once used as an embalming agent during ancient Egyptian times.

Sources: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=68#historyuse
Image: http://acueastwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Cinnamon.jpg

 

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