By Amanda Osenga
It’s something you likely have in your spice drawer. Its sweet and spicy flavor can flood us with memories. Cinnamon is one of the most widely used spices in the world. It’s also used in herbal remedies and beloved by herbalists.
Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of an evergreen tree. While there are several different types, Ceylon is known as “true” cinnamon. Historical use date back centuries.
Traditional use of cinnamon includes:
- Warming- it’s one of the most warming herbs. Probably why it’s in so many winter recipes!
- Digestive support- it’s been used to relieve vomiting, boost digestion, calm upset stomachs, relieve gas, and help with morning sickness.
- Immune support- Containing anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties! It’s commonly used as immune system support. You’ll often find it combined with other herbs like elderberry and rosehips in elderberry syrup.
- Pain-relief- With anti-inflammatory benefits, it is being researched in pain relief and inflammatory relief!
We bet you’ll never look at that ingredient in your spice drawer the same again. It is worth noting typical amounts in cooking offer some of these benefits of cinnamon. However, herbalists use much larger quantities in herbal preparations.
Starting with a DIY-elderberry syrup kit is a great way to tap into the benefits of cinnamon. It’s easy to make and tastes great! Our DIY kit is the easiest elderberry syrup recipe out there and we have everything bundled together for you to be ready-to-go!