Celyon cinnamon hailed as the wonder spice that combines with honey to taste good and do you good!
Arab traders risked life and limb for it. Colonial powers fought over it. It was the elixir of life for thousands of years. It tastes good, and it does you good. It is cinnamon.
Although we in Sri Lanka take it for granted, as TheHeartySoul website highlights, this wonder spice has “been used as food and in traditional medicine for centuries”.
And together with honey, “they are recognized across cultures for their distinct healing properties, and diverse ability to provide relief for a wide range of health conditions”.
It says: “It is important to note that there are two main types of cinnamon; Cassia cinnamon, native to China, and Ceylon cinnamon, native to Sri Lanka.
“In combination, honey and cinnamon contain complementary agents that work together to even more effectively resolve health problems, than when consumed individually.
“So while also delicious, the sweet and spicy pairing is a natural way to reduce symptoms of common health issues, and maintain your overall well-being.”
It also points out that “while Ceylon cinnamon is less accessible, it is considered to be more authentic, and possess stronger health benefits”.
Its medicinal properties derive from the fact that “cinnamon contains antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that are largely attributed to cinnameldehyde, a major molecular compound in cinnamon”.
And much like cinnamon, “honey also contains strong antioxidant and antibacterial capacity. It also has specific anti-inflammatory ability that has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation in human tissues”.
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