You can consume it daily by adding some Cinnamon bark into your tea or adding a pinch of Cinnamon powder in lemon water. This helps enhance digestion and manage weight.
Cinnamon is good for controlling acne due to its antibacterial property. You can mix Cinnamon powder with honey and use it as a facepack to get rid of acne.
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon is to be soaked in 1 cup of water, after cooking half the remainder, filter it and drink it twice a day.
Cinnamon is used in a wide range of foods and beverages like bakery items, puddings, desserts, ice-creams, candy, chewing gum, curries, flavored rice, soups, sauces, herbal tea and aerated drinks. Cinnamon bark is also a common ingredient in many products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, perfume, soap, lipstick, cough syrup and nasal sprays.
Cinnamon powder or Cinnamon sticks should be kept in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry place. Cinnamon powder lasts for about six months whereas Cinnamon sticks remain fresh for as long as one year.
In case of Cinnamon powder, take a small amount and rub it between your fingers and in case of Cinnamon sticks, break an end and crush it between your fingers. If the Cinnamon is potent, it should smell fresh and strong. A weak scent indicates that Cinnamon is losing its effectiveness.
Cinnamon sticks can actually be used several times before they lose their flavor. To reuse your Cinnamon stick, simply rinse under hot water then allow it to dry. To get the best flavor from your Cinnamon stick the next time you use it, run it over a grater a few times to release the flavours.
Yes, you can take Cinnamon powder with honey for weight loss. This is because both have the property of balancing Kapha which is the prime cause of an increase in weight.
Yes, you can take Cinnamon powder with Ginger due to their antioxidant property. It is especially good in case of muscle fatigue due to intense exercise. Contracting skeletal muscles produce free radicals that can cause oxidative stress leading to muscular fatigue. Ginger and Cinnamon have antioxidant property that destroy free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. This helps to reduce muscle fatigue and improves exercise performance
Yes, Cinnamon sticks are edible and are used as a spice and a flavoring agent. The best way is to roast the Cinnamon sticks a little and then crush to form a powder. You can use this Cinnamon powder in food and drinks.