The medicinal use of cinnamon is clouded in ancient intrigue. The Ayurveda, which is an ancient form of medicine that is based of the observation of the mind, body and spirit uses cinnamon in several ways to unblock energy from the body to bring forth the affliction and cast it out.
Cinnamon is known as a fire herb. If you are ever praying and you feel you need an extra kick of protection or something to represent fire then you can use cinnamon.
This herb/spice is thought to warm the body and thus stimulates you from the inside out. Many Chinese practitioners use cinnamon to treat energy disorders, or anything that causes an internal suffering.
You can use Cinnamon to treat:
– Digestive issues
– Respiratory problems
– Bladder issues
– Blood purification
Cinnamon is mostly used for internal ailments, although you can make cinnamon oil for charging candles and placing on the foreheads of people in an anointing fashion if you wish to protect their vessel.
To use this herb you have to do a few things, eating it straight is a little intense, and honestly it won’t bear much result.
If you have cinnamon sticks then you can simply make your favorite hot tea and place a cinnamon stick in it for about five minutes to get the properties into the brew. Hot apple cider is wonderful this way also. (Who said herbs had to taste bad?)
Another way is to make a Chai tea, cinnamon is a common ingredient in this tea and it is very tasty.
Similar herbs include: Cloves, peppercorn, cardamom, and ginger.
And now it is time for the recipe. I think that the best recipe for you today would be Chai Tea.
To a pot add:
1 Tbsp fennel or anise seed
6 green cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
1/4″ ginger root, sliced thin
1/4 tsp black pepper corns
2 bay leaves
7 Cups water
Add, bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes:
2 Tbsp Darjeeling tea
And finally add:
6 Tbsp honey or brown sugar
1 Cup milk
And that’s it! Very simple!
(Recipe provided by http://www.chai-tea.org)
Have a great day!