From Mrs. Cog's Corner

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Cinnamon is a strong antibiotic which has been shown to be clinically effective against e-coli, MRSA and even in treating diabetes. Cinnamon can be consumed in it's ground form or as a powerfully concentrated essential oil.

A wonderful therapy packing a natural one-two punch is the combination of consuming honey and cinnamon. Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. This approach has been shown to effectively treat numerous diseases and conditions.

I put a few drops of cinnamon bark essential oil (along with few drops of clove oil) in my tea as part of a  daily preventative maintenance routine.

There are big differences between cinnamon bark oils and those coming from the cinnamon leaf. Please do your research and understand before purchasing and trying. Also, note that cinnamon oil is a powerful skin irritant and you may want to avoid using it topically.

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Interestingly, the International Journal of Food Microbiology lists cinnamon as capable of killing 92% of gram negative and positive bacterial strains out of 25 tested.

Twenty uses for cinnamon essential oils (Please note I do NOT endorse any particular brand of oils.)

A study conducted by a group of surgeons found that a cinnamon oil solution was able to kill common infections – many of them found in hospitals. Some of these hospital-acquire infections are MRSA and streptococcus. Cinnamon oil was found to be as effective as antiseptics used to combat infections caused by these bacteria and could be used in hospitals. Similar study by French scientists found that cinnamon oil of 10% or less strength was able to fight various strains of bacteria, like E.coli and staphylococcus, resistant to conventional antibiotics.

Clinical Study: Cinnamon Essential Oils “excellent” against e-coli, MRSA, salmonella and more

My patients like to tell me about ‘home remedies’ passed down from parents and grandparents – many of them that contain kitchen spices – 2 in particular, cinnamon and cloves.

For much more health information, 3500+ science articles on cinnamon oil:

Traditional Chinese Medicine considers cinnamon to have a warming effect on the body, which not only remains consistent with the enkindling properties assigned to it by Ayurveda, but also supports why we often found it to be such a satisfying staple of our winter breaks from school when we were kids. According to Chinese tradition, cinnamon relieves the uncomfortable chilliness born from being exposed to the wind.

Cinnamon is no joke – it’s quite potent and can take your health to the next level. Whether you smell it, ingest it, or apply it, the benefits are very real and more than skin deep. Try to incorporate it into your everyday routine to reap the most benefits. Not sure where to start? Follow one of the following 20 tips to get you going.

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