Use cinnamon essential oil to lower high blood sugar, boost mental and physical energy— and so much more
Spice Up the Season with Cinnamon When used in a diffuser, cinnamon essential oil helps combat negative energy, boost vitality, and more.
For me, no other scent induces a greater bout of seasonal nostalgia than cinnamon ( Cinnamomum cassia). Whether I’m doing a little holiday baking, steeping cinnamon tea, or simmering a few sticks on the stove top to instill a warm atmosphere on a damp winter day, I’m instantly brought back to childhood and all that cheery, warm holiday fuzziness.
Cinnamon essential oil is known to have many therapeutic properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, carminative, cooling, and stimulating. It also helps enhance digestion, particularly if you need help digesting heavy foods. Here are few ways to heal your mind and body with cinnamon.
For the Mind:
Cinnamon fl ower essence will help you express yourself creatively and with ease by bringing those latent expressive abilities, so often lost with childhood, to the forefront of your daily life. The added bonus? By feeling and expressing your emotions, you are “unpacking” your emotional baggage and leaving the bags behind.
You can take cinnamon fl ower essence over a period of time, as you slowly begin to let go of old patterns and states of emotional disease. Or take it before making a big presentation, walking up on stage, speaking in public, or showing up at a family gathering or party ( especially if you’re an introvert like me).
For the Body:
Cinnamon helps digestion and prevents fl atulence, bloating, heartburn, and nausea. Since it helps stabilize blood sugar and appetite, warming and stimulating the whole digestive system, it’s a great herb for supporting weight loss and a powerful ally if you’re dealing with type 2 diabetes.
Cinnamon’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties make it a wonderful addition to many cold and fl u remedies, including essential oil blends. When mixed with a carrier oil, the essential oil cinnamon is warming and healing for strained muscles, fungal infections, and cuts and scrapes.
DIY Cinnamon Tea
I like to simmer up a big quart jar of cinnamon tea and keep it in the fridge for ease of access. Pour 4 cups water into a small saucepan and add 4 good- quality ( organic) cinnamon sticks. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then doctor with stevia ( a sweetener that won’t aff ect your blood sugar), unsweetened nutmilk or soymilk, and a dash of vanilla. If you battle high blood sugar, drink this tea 20 minutes after your meal. And if you battle low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia), drink it throughout the day on an empty stomach.