After hearing a strange request from a diabetics friends doctor, I decided to do some research. This research gave me a whole different level of appreciation for spices, cinnamon, and Mary Poppins.
THE MYTH OF CINNAMON:
* To protect yourself from gossip or the envy of others, place a tiny dot of
cinnamon on your breast bone in the morning while dressing.
* Sprinkling a little cinnamon under the phone, may help you get that difficult
person to call you back.
* Sucking on a cinnamon flavored candy before you need to make a presentation or a
speech, can help you be more eloquent.
* The next time you wash the floor, add a dash of cinnamon to the pail to increase
business. This is especially effective if done in your kitchen, front hallway and
the area of your home business
* used for purification, blessings, prosperity, protection and improved
* Sprinkling a little cinnamon on your toast or your cafe latte in the morning may
help to improve business
and also make you silver tongued (the spice is ruled by the communication planet
THE TRUTH ABOUT CINNAMON:
Cinnamon is the most common herb in the Cinnamon is one of the world's most widely used digestive aids, helping to improve most gastrointestinal problems. It is greatly effective in relieving intestinal gas and eases diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. It also contains paranoiac acid, which helps to stop the formation of stomach ulcers without interfering in the production of the gastric acid needed for good digestion.
The newest research into Cinnamon highlights its hypoglycemic properties. Extracts of Cinnamon have been reported to increase insulin activity, increasing the breakdown of glucose and improving blood sugar concentrations. Consuming roughly one half a teaspoon of Cinnamon daily may lead to dramatic reductions in blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides in Type-2 diabetic patients who are not taking insulin. Our water-soluble Cinnamon botanical extract has been shown to be the most beneficial form of dietary Cinnamon, according to studies done by the U.S.D.A.
* this warming, aromatic herb stimulates peripheral circulation, which is especially
beneficial to people with cold hands and feet.
* Cinnamon helps to control bleeding, uterine hemorrhage and excessive menstrual
* helps to suppress E-coli, Candida and other yeast infections, as well as
staphylococci and the bacteria found in tuberculosis.
* fight the common cold and flu
* ease the discomforts of arthritis and rheumatism
* relieve spasms and hypertension, lower fever and blood pressure.
* Daily Cinnamon consumption may lead to dramatic reductions in blood sugar,
cholesterol and triglycerides by as much as twenty percent.
* When added to the time-honored value of Cinnamon as an antiseptic, astringent and
stimulant that will also relieve nausea, flatulence and diarrhea,
* Cinnamon is one of the flavor components used in 'cola' soft drinks
Cinnamon burned in incense was used:
* for healing
* to cover up the smell from burnt offerings in the temples to promote high
* to stimulate the passions of the male
Don't forget to use cinnamon in your recipes.
Somethings I use cinnamon in...
Here's a pork recipe
1 pound pork tenderloin (this may be in a couple of pieces)
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
This information has been a courtesy of www.ask.com and http://homecooking.about.com/od/recipes/Recipes.htm