Mother Nature Loves you with Herbs and Spices – Cinnamon

Ivelina  —  December 4, 2017

In the beginning there were just plants and herbs. There was no Big Pharma to control what you are given when you feel unwell, there was no side effects, prescription drugs, overdoses and white mouse tests. There was just Mother Nature and you. Traditional medicines  understood the incredible value of herbs and spices. There was a potent natural remedy for every  ailment .Now most of the hers and spices are used for cooking , not so much as a remedy. I believe in preventive natural everyday nourishment for the body and the mind.
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So let’s go back to the start. I am starting a little series of posts where I would like to share most of the herbs and spices and their benefits to you and your well being. I will include a simple and easy recipe , that might give you an idea to make something, that you will enjoy.

I decided to start with Cinnamon because is one of my favourite spices .It is also one of the oldest known spices. To prepare it, the bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon can also be dried and ground into a powder.

So here there are 7  health benefits of cinnamon.

1.Cinnamon  is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

2. Several studies suggest that cinnamon regulates  blood sugar. This makes it beneficial for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. You can also benefit if you want to stable your energy levels and mood.

3.It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain .  Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.How good is that!

4.Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells . This is a very promising study for anybody .

5. Consuming cinnamon improves  the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar, but just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity!

6.Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties  that helps those suffering from stomach ulcers .This also makes cinnamon beneficial in preventing   heart disease, heart attacks and  strokes .

7.Cinnamon possesses anti-fungal properties, making it an excellent option for those suffering from yeast infections.

Cinnamon can be used all year around in the variety of dishes and teas.

Recently I have been Loving my own combination.It is a perfect drink before bed time-soothing, aromatic and tasty.

So here is what you need for Mother Nature Cinnamon TeaMother Nature Cinnamon Tea

1 cinnamon stick

7-8 fennel seeds

2-3 cardamon pods

3-4 cloves

hot water

Manuka honey(optional)

Make sure that you cover the dish, that you are brewing it in to keep all the essential oils.

Enjoy!

Please share this with your friends-you might be doing someone a big  favour.

 

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Thank you so much for visiting my site. I was born and raised in Bulgaria (a small country in  Eastern Europe). I moved to Northern Ireland when I was 22 years old, full of hope, big dreams and an adventurous spirit. I am the mother of four wonderful boys and although I am very grateful for each lesson I've learned in my life, I wish that some things might have happened sooner, but everything has it’s place and everything that is  worthwhile is not always easy.  I want to connect with you. Get in touch.

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