Obtained from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum Zeylancium tree, indigenous to Sri Lanka, Cinnamon of Ceylon has been prized for thousands of years for its medicinal properties.
Medieval physicians would use cinnamon to treat a variety of ailments including sore throats and coughs, dyspeptic complaints and arthritis, and was once used by the Ancient Egyptians for it's antioxidant and antimicrobial properties to embalm and mummify the dead.
The characteristic flavour and aroma of cinnamon comes from an organic compound in the essential oil of the bark called cinnamonaldehyde.
The essential oil of cinnamon is known for it’s carminative and antimicrobial properties.
Traditional uses for cinnamon of Ceylon range from treating the common cold and influenza, to balancing the extremities of cold in the body and loss of appetite.
Recent trials have shown that as well as being a powerful antioxidant, cinnamon has the additional benefit of lowering blood glucose levels.
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine both utilise this health promoting spice to treat colds, diabetes, indigestion and high cholesterol.
In Traditional Chinese medicine, Cinnamon is known among “herbs that release the exterior”.innamon is used to invigorate the circulation, with the twig being used when peripheral circulation is poor, and the bark when the entire body is cold to balance and harmonise the energy of the upper and lower body.
In Ayurveda, cinnamon is known to improve digestion and absorption, to promote illumination, to aid in removing toxins from the body, and improve circulation by strengthening the heart and warming the kidneys.
Enjoy the spice of cinnamon in our nutrient rich Sambuco tisane, combined with sweet elder and citrus to restore vitality to body and mind, and
Combined with Honey Bush and Hibiscus in our ruby red Honey Rose tisane to energise and invigorate the senses.