Cinnamon sticks have been widely used to spice up different food items, cure various ailments and add fragrance since biblical times. Most of the harvest spices come from tropical Sri Lankan trees which largely belong to the Cinnamomum family. Acknowledging the varied benefits of cinnamon, people have started planting cinnamon tress all across the world. But most of these trees are cheap duplicates and do not contain the taste, flavor or benefits which is found in Ceylon cinnamon (real cinnamon).
Cinnamon sticks forms as a tree bark. At the time of harvest, the inner bark of the tree is removed in strips. Now, the bark is dried and it then shrinks and curls in the shape of sticks. Ceylon cinnamon is only variety of cinnamon that is fragile and soft, whereas other variants are hard and tough. Ceylon cinnamon sticks carry varied benefits; let us discuss some of them.
Simply add one cinnamon stick into a pot of water and place it on medium heat. Now bring it to a slow boil and add a slice of orange. Serve it as a refreshing drink to your family members.
Are you suffering from a bad case of Athletes foot? To cure the condition, break 2-3 cinnamon sticks and place it in a bucket of warm to hot water. Now, immerse your feet into it. With the power of anti-fungal properties, cinnamon sticks will help in eliminating foot fungus and provide immediate relief from pain and itching.
Add a special flavor to rice
When you are boiling the rice, add a cinnamon stick. It will give the rice a special fragrance and flavor. To ensure the best taste, use Ceylon cinnamon.
Use the aforementioned medicinal and flavor benefits to your advantage and include Ceylon cinnamon in your everyday life. know more.