Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which is available in its dried tubular form known as a quill, or as ground powder.
This spice has been a popular cooking ingredient throughout history, with its use thought to date from Ancient Egypt.
Consumption of cinnamon is associated with a short-term reduction in blood pressure. Cinnamon can have a moderate effect in improving glycaemic control and supporting the management of type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon extract has been used to alleviate gastrointestinal problems in both Eastern and Western medicine for years. It has been described as a carminative, renowned for its digestive, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cinnamon has been shown to lower blood sugar levels by decreasing insulin resistance, a possible benefit for all of us, but especially those with diabetes. It may also lower levels of bad fats and cholesterol in the blood.
Cinnamon can help you mount a defence against two things that harm your heart: high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Cinnamon also soothes rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and it can mitigate joint inflammation, swelling and pain.
- Sprinkle over your favourite fruit
Cinnamon goes really well with apples or pears, just sprinkle half a teaspoon and you will have a delicious snack ready.
- Cinnamon roasted nuts
Mix almonds or other nuts of your choice with our Cinnamon infused Honey and bake it in the oven.
- Cinnamon toast
A classic combination of a toast with cinnamon infused honey.
- Cinnamon drink
Simmer cinnamon sticks with almond/oat milk and our raw honey for a deliciously warming beverage.
- Cinnamon porridge
Another classic combination of porridge with cinnamon infused honey. Perfect breakfast for winter mornings.