Cinnamon our strong, warm smelling spice does more than just adding flavour to your dishes and drinks. Read on to know more.
The super spice has a long list of benefits – including lowering blood sugar and helping in weight loss. So here is what makes this fragrant ingredient part of several healthy recipes:
– High in antioxidants
– Boosts immunity and digestive system
– Lowers blood sugar
– Makes you feel fuller, thus making you eat less
– Helps fight bacterial and fungal infections
Blend in the benefits of this ingredient into a healthy-spicy cocktail.
Take 1 cinnamon stick, add to 1 cup water and boil. Cool it and refrigerate. Serve it cool. You may add honey for taste.
The sweetness and sharpness of cinnamon makes it one of the favourite essential oils of our founder, Jhelum Biswas Bose. The benefits of this oil are what made her add it in her concoctions; Jhelum Loves Spritzer Aftershave, Liplock Lip Conditioning Oil and Headstart Shampoo. Its antiseptic properties make it ideal for the aftershave, while in lip oil it plumps the pout and in shampoo it takes care of dandruff and energises the scalp.
Word of caution: Pure cinnamon oil shouldn’t be used raw, it should always be blended with carrier oils or water.