Cinnamon is a natural “medicine.” This amazing spice prevents colds, chases chills, and warms the hands and feet of those who feel cold all the time. Cinnamon has been used for over 3,000 years as an appetite enhancer, a stomachic (helps with digestion), an anti-microbial, antibacterial, and an antifungal. It helps to regulate blood sugar, has an anti-clotting effect on the blood, and relieves pain associated with arthritis.
A cup of cinnamon tea is a good way to prevent the flu and also eases menstrual cramps, soothes sore joints, and relieves gas. A sip or two of cinnamon tea before meals improves digestion and prevents acid reflux. Interestingly, those who drink cinnamon tea regularly will have fewer cavities and stronger gums. Cinnamon is also a natural remedy for heart disease and diabetes.