I have always loved the smell of cinnamon especially around the holidays, but I didn't even know how good cinnamon is for you! I was curious to learn more about the health benefits from this lovely spice.
I would like to share with you some of my research I found about cinnamon and hopefully you will find this information useful. Also, the typical cinnamon you buy in grocery stores is NOT the “true” cinnamon that has the benefits of lowering blood sugar and triglycerides. Most cinnamon comes from cassia, a cheaper version grown in Indonesia. It’s not the stuff on your typical spice rack. So, if you want to get the health benefits of cinnamon, make sure to buy the right stuff.
- Plumping Fine Lines. cinnamon brings blood to the surface of the skin causing minor plumping. Mix 3 drops of cinnamon oil with 2 tablespoons of Vaseline or Olive oil and apply to fine lines to plump out the skin.
- Lip Plumper. Add a few drops of cinnamon oil to your favorite lip gloss to get a pouty look.
- Acne Treatment. Cinnamon can help rid your face or back of acne by both drying out the skin and, again, bringing blood and oxygen to the skin surface. Mix 3 tbsp. of honey with 1 tbsp. of cinnamon and apply the paste to pimples and leave on overnight. Or apply a thin layer to the face as a mask and leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Cinnamon masks can irritate the skin, so they should not be applied more than once a week.
- Lowers Cholesterol. Having just a 1/2 of teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower your cholesterol.
- Colds. Taking 2 tablespoons of cinnamon with 3 tablespoon of honey can cure most cold and sinus infection in 3 days.
- Memory. Doctors have performed studies that show that just smelling cinnamon improves our memory.