Cinnamon has traditionally been used for its benefit to circulation – warming cold fingers and toes, though it is not as potent as cayenne, it is more warming than heating. It has also been used by people to lessen that grasp of a cold.
It was added to food to prevent spoiling. During the Bubonic Plague, sponges were soaked in cinnamon and cloves and placed in sick rooms to protect and deter sickness.
Diabetes support being a growing and grave concern that has many people searching for natural and safe ways to treat and prevent it. Some very interesting recent research suggests that cinnamon cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum) is effective in improving blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Whole cinnamon, taken in tea or tincture form, is an effective treatment for yeast infections that are resistant to treatment.
It is useful as a treatment for thrush, an oral yeast infection, as well as for the gum disease gingivitis.