Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka and India and is cultivated in parts of Africa, southeastern India, Indonesia, the Seychelles, South America, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies. Cinnamon is used for culinary and medicinal purposes. In Chinese herbalism, cinnamon is one of the oldest remedies. It has been used in traditional treatment for diarrhea, alleviating pain and discomfort of arthritis, menstrual problems, yeast infections, colds, flu, toothache and digestive problems. In more recent times, cinnamon is being researched for its effectiveness in treating diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer.
Sweet and spicy-hot
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antioxidant, and anticoagulant properties.