This fragrant cinnamon to food, health and beauty
 In the territories of Sri Lanka, Brazil, India, China and other countries in ancient times cultivated tropical cinnamon tree and shrubs. Even in ancient times cinnamon was used for sacrificial rites and embalming. Even in the book of the Old Testament there is mention of the value of gold cinnamon. In the 16th century AD, when the spice trade gained momentum only from the sale of a single cinnamon could fetch a fortune.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Ceylon)   - It is an evergreen tree from the laurel family. Also cinnamon - dried tree bark, which is used as a spice. Sri Lanka today produces cinnamon of the highest quality by making it out very thin and soft, pale yellow or brownish crust, has a pleasant aroma and taste. It turns out that most of cinnamon, represented in supermarkets, can not be called real cinnamon - is cassia or cheap "fake cinnamon", supplied from China, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Cinnamon is at 0, 5-1% of aromatic oil, due to which form the aroma and taste. Cinnamon essential oil or cinnamon oil, obtained in the process of crushing bark subsequent soaking in seawater and rapid distillation.

Cinnamon in cooking.   In cooking, cinnamon is used as a condiment and flavoring agent for desserts (puddings, jams, pastries, cookies) and beverages (liqueurs, compotes, punches, syrups, mulled wine). In the East, cinnamon added to the spicy dishes of lamb and chicken in China - to roast pork. Mexicans love the cinnamon stick to stir hot chocolate. A special combination of chefs found, sprinkling fragrant cinnamon apple, pear and quince. Thanks to the antimicrobial properties of essential oil of cinnamon, cinnamon is used for food preservation, which allows longer keep them at home.

 This fragrant cinnamon to food, health and beauty
   A popular drink, especially in autumn and winter is considered to mulled wine. But not necessarily wait for the cold weather. Prepare and enjoy a warming mulled wine and taste at any time. Hot drink recipes, there are many: from classic to fruit.

Mulled apple.   On 1 servings you will need: red wine - 50 ml apple juice - 120 ml lemon juice - 1 tbsp. spoon of sugar - 1 piece, cloves - 2 pieces, cinnamon - pinch. Preparation: Mix the apple and lemon juices, wine and put on a small fire, stirring constantly and gradually adding sugar, cinnamon and cloves. It is important to make sure that the drink is not overexposed to heat, it is not necessary to boil, enough to heat up to a temperature where it becomes hot enough already. Strain and serve mulled wine ready in a preheated big circle. Optionally, you can add small cubes of fresh red apple.

Cinnamon in medicine.   The essential oil and cinnamon extract is used in medicine as a component medicines for colds, digestive disorders, and circulatory system, with exhaustion. Used as a means of fainting, nausea and dizziness. Effectively neutralizes the toxins trapped in the skin with insect bites. Cinnamon oil in small doses added to sogrevayusche-irritant ointment. Before applying are encouraged to consult with a physician since possible toxicity, mean that the essential oil of cinnamon should not be used during pregnancy, in the period of chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer and for older people with hypertension.

Cinnamon in cosmetics and perfumery . Creating oriental flavors perfumers in the first place to turn is cinnamon. Among the components of the famous ancient Greek spirits called "Megaleyon" I was also cinnamon, which is drunk, excited, and love is born.

The minimum concentrations of essential oil of cinnamon improves blood flow to the hair follicles and nourishes aging skin cells and strengthens the teeth. For the massage, add 20 ml of base oil 2-4 drops. Bath - about 6-8 drops. For cosmetic ice - 2 drops per 1 hour. Of honey or cosmetic cream.

Cinnamon is also used for wraps. Any kind of wrapping is not just beneficial for the skin, but also help get rid of cellulite. Before the procedure, it is recommended to take a shower wraps and process the necessary parts of the body scrub. Damage mixture should be wrapping foil and warm clothing. After the 20-minute procedure, the mixture washed off with warm water and apply anti-cellulite or moisturizing cream.

Recipe wraps №1 . You will need: 2 tsp. Ground cinnamon 2 tsp. Ground red pepper 8 drops of essential oil of grapefruit and a little olive oil.
Recipe wraps №2 . You will need: 5 Art. tablespoons crushed to a fine powder of green tea, warm water, 1 pinch of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons. spoons of honey. All thoroughly mixed to form a uniform slurry.
Recipe wraps №3 . You will need: 200 grams of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons. tablespoons ground cinnamon, water for mixing the ingredients until smooth.

When you use cinnamon beware. Cinnamon and cinnamon essential oil is not suitable for people with allergies to these foods. It is necessary to avoid hit of cinnamon oil on the irritated areas of the body and eyes. Remember and contraindications to any type of wrapping: acute infectious and inflammatory diseases, skin diseases, tumors, gynecological and cardiovascular diseases, allergic reactions to the ingredients, pregnancy and others.

 This fragrant cinnamon to food, health and beauty
 Cinnamon for weight loss . Researchers concluded that cinnamon helps with weight loss. It helps speed up the metabolism of sugar, ie, Sugar is better absorbed by the body and reduces its level in the blood, and helps cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. Suffice it to add in your coffee or cereal pinch of cinnamon or put a little bit of cinnamon, ginger and a pinch of red pepper in a glass of kefir.

Cinnamon aromatherapy . The aroma of cinnamon stimulates, invigorates, spurring the movement and actions, charges optimism, helps to gain self-confidence and independence, to get rid of the emotional stress and depressive state. Cinnamon oil has the effect of warming and recovery. Put 3-5 drops in aroma lamp and enjoy unforgettable oriental notes.

Essential oil of cinnamon can be purchased at pharmacies and cosmetic stores. The cost of one bottle of 10 ml - from 150 to 250 rubles.
Author: Alesya_Marchenko