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Top 10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon
4. Helps IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome has many uncomfortable symptoms and cinnamon oil may be able to provide some relief. Cinnamon kills the bacteria responsible and can actually heal the digestive tract. Those with stomach cramps or other upsets should try drinking 2 or 3 cups of cinnamon tea for a dramatic lessening of their symptoms.
Do you have or do you often get athletes foot? Or are you ashamed to get a pedicure because you have toenail fungus? Make an appointment at your favorite salon because cinnamon oil has your problem covered. It’s a natural anti-fungal and it will kill those nasty bugs. Add half dozen cinnamon sticks or a few drops of cinnamon leaf oil and soak your feet daily. You should see results in less than one week!
6. Excellent Massage Oil
If you’ve seen (or actually done) that YouTube challenge, you know that cinnamon is natural warming agent. Add a few drops to your bath for a sweet smelling, relaxing soak or a few drops in a carrier oil, such as olive or sweet almond oil, and you’ve got a great, all natural massage oil that will relieve those aching muscles. Read more how to get rid of cellulite naturally.
7. Insect Repellant
Not only does cinnamon oil kill mosquito larvae, but it’s an excellent bug repellant. Cinnamon oil is best here, rather than a cinnamon extract. Add a few drops to some water in a spray bottle, shake well, then spray lightly, avoiding the eyes.
8. Sore Throats and Cough Relief
Use cinnamon tea at the very first sign of a sore throat, or that itchy throat that usually comes just before a cold or the flu. Some claim its anti-bacterial properties kill cold and flu germs in their tracks. Even if it doesn’t kill them, cinnamon tea offers sweet relief from those nasty cold symptoms. Find out natural foods that cure colds.
9. Alzheimer’s Disease
A study done at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel found that cinnamon can delay the effects of Alzheimer’s and might even help prevent it.
10. Depression Fighter
An age old “cure” for the winter blues is to smell cinnamon on a daily basis. There is some proof in that old tale; modern research shows that some types of bacteria in the digestive tract make some people more prone to depression. Such cinnamon kills bacteria; it might also help with depression.