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Cinnamon is indeed a wonderful spice and medicine. Great to incorporate as a food medicine.
I use it in many things. 1/2 tsp in hubby's hot chocolate every morning. Added to brownies, chocolate cake, sauces, meat dishes, pickles, Asian foods, sprinkled on fresh fruit, puddings, Cinnamon honey.
A number of studies have been done on cinnamon and blood glucose levels showing promise for helping to reduce fasting plasma glucose levels in Type 2 Diabetics. Same for cholesterol.
It is good for a lot of things - did you ever try my warming spice tea of cinnamon, ginger, clove, black pepper and turmeric?
No, I haven't. Not a big fan of hot beverages. Even nourishing herbal infusions will get consumed cold. Usually the only time I have a hot beverage is when I am sick or sometimes green tea if we are out for Asian food in the evening.
Oh, well... I understand though, I mainly just drink hot coffee.
I'm a recovering coffaholic. I haven't had coffee in well over 15 years. I used to drink it by the potful; sometimes several in a day. Black and strong. So quite a bit of stomach damage. I have once or twice had a bit since (to stay awake) and I get very jittery. Not a good thing for me at all. Even when I did drink a lot of coffee, it was often left sit until cool.
Cinnamon is nice in coffee, too.
I drink two cups each morning, with milk. It doesn't bother me, but does help with asthma.
I add cinnamon to every baked good, whether the recipe calls for it or not! It gets added to tea three times a week. It gets sprinkled on oatmeal too.
Anyone ever tried Cincinnati/mid-wester style chili with cinnamon in it? It is VERY different from Tes/Mex style! It was abased on a Greek recipe, and has lots of oregano in it, too. It is usually served over pasta, with onions, grated cheese and beans. It is really good if you can get past the idea that it it is called "chili"!
Several years ago, I had to quit drinking coffee because it made me jittery. A friend told me he had the same problem, then started drinking organic coffee and was fine. So I tried organic coffee, and was fine, too. Recently, I found out that non-organic coffee has glyphosates and other nasty stuff in it.
I love to put cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves in when I grind it.
That makes a lot of sense!
A new topic for you, Judson. The medicinal benefits of coffee (and there are quite a few) and the side effects if you abuse it like I did.
@judsoncarroll4 6 months ago I became aware of cinnamons medicinal qualities. I buy organic cinnamon powder. It goes into my morning smoothie, oatmeal and lately I’ve been making a chai latte. Turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ashwaganda and honey. Even sprinkled over pasta sauce, curries etc. I usually fry it off with the onions.
I bet that would be goo in curries... I'll have to try that!
I have some in my oatmeal. Although, I can't take create as it is part of my organic vegan blueberry oatmeal already.
@judsoncarroll4 I want to try that "chili" now!
It's great to stop heavy bleeding. Just lick a little sprinkled in your hand. Amazing ladies!
@judsoncarroll4 I would love the proportions on your warming spice tea...is it in a post here? I drink both coffee and tea - traditional and hot or cold.
Sure - per cup, add about 1/4th tsp each of powdered cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and black pepper, plus 3-4 cloves. I usually add a little milk, and sometimes, some molasses.
Thank you @judsoncarroll4 !
Always my pleasure!
@judsoncarroll4 Thank you!
I was going to chime in on adding cinnamon to coffee.
Cinnamon is a good adjunct to medicinal herbs, like black pepper, it is an actuator and can improve efficacy. That being said, it is a warming herb, so if the action you are trying to achieve is cooling down, i would not add cinnamon to your mix.
Great on applesauce too. Great on so many things.
Including the apple pie I'm eating right now!
Mmm Cinnamon. Pie dough "scraps" sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and baked up until golden are delicious.
I made a cinnamon tincture just for fun😁
@nicksamanda11 Good for you. Did you use powdered or whole cinnamon? How will you be using this tincture?
Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar in diabetes and if I am remembering correctly, can also help with circulation. It's also one of the best tasting spices out there. :-)