Cinnamon is a tree native to an Asian country called Sri Lanka. It is an evergreen tree that can reach 10 to 15 meters in height. The term cinnamon generally refers to the bark of the branches of said tree. When these barks are extracted, they present a very peculiar aroma and flavor. Cinnamon represents one of the most useful ingredients in gastronomy.

Cinnamon can be used as a stick to give aroma and flavor to a preparation, in the same way it is used in powder form in sweet recipes, such as the famous rice pudding.

Cinnamon is also used to make an infusion, which provides therapeutic properties against colds. This plant is very versatile, which is why people use it for a number of home remedies. Modern science has confirmed the different benefits that the plant provides. First of all, it can be said that cinnamon has a high content of antioxidants, these are substances that protect the body from the action of so-called “free radicals”.

Cinnamon also serves as an anti-inflammatory, to treat cases of arthritis, gout, or any infection.

Below are a number of benefits provided by cinnamon:

Controls blood sugar, relieves menstrual pain. As it is a great source of calcium, cinnamon is very good for strengthening bones. Helps fight acne as it helps soften and cleanse impurities from the skin.