Cinnamon is my favorite spice. Not just because it makes the food I eat or the drinks I drink taste delicious, but because of the medicinal qualities that it possesses.
One of the oldest used tonics in the world, cinnamon is said to help with a multitude of ailments. Some say that cinnamon used everyday can improve your complexion, giving the person using it a youthful, healthy appearance.
Cinnamon is also fantastic for easing the pain of those women issues. It stimulates the uterine muscles and is a painkiller to boot.
Because of the affects of cinnamon opening up the blood vessels, it also works well as a fever reducer. The one thing that everyone seems to agree upon, though, is cinnamon as the cure all for stomach ailments, from butterflies in the stomach to diarrhea.
Another one of my favorite things? Honey, though if you know me, you probably already knew that.
An interesting note about honey; whatever medicinal property the plant that honey came from had, the honey will have as well. For instance, nectar collected by bees from sage, which helps to cure bronchial infections, is then produced into honey which in turn will also help cure bronchial infections.
Honey never goes bad. Bacteria will not grow in honey, thanks to those little clever bees. Honey is also an inverted sugar, meaning that since it is already partially digested, it can enter the body as pure energy. Not so with sugar. Not only that, honey is safe for diabetics to consume, while cane sugar is not.
One of my favorite points about honey is something I learned recently. Say you are allergic to orange blossoms. You might think that eating the honey that comes from orange blossom is not a great idea, though you'd be wrong. Honey eaten from a plant that you are allergic to will actually lessen your allergic reaction to the plant over time.
Personally, because I am odd, I enjoy dipping a cinnamon stick into honey to have myself a snack full medicinal properties. Two for the price of one!
– Miranda Vivian