Oriental spices are known for their countless properties that contribute to the psychophysical well-being of each of us. Ginger and turmeric, for example, are among the best known and used in cooking. Known for accelerating metabolism and maintaining the health of the body, they are the protagonists of numerous herbal teas and various concoctions.
There is actually another spice whose important properties are often overlooked but which is used very frequently in the preparation of cakes and desserts. This spice is cinnamon.
Also called cinnamomo, cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka but is widespread all over the world, especially in Europe and Asia.
Its intense and sweetish flavor makes it perfect for giving a spicy touch to biscuits, infusions and even the famous mulled wine.
But alongside its unmistakable taste, cinnamon brings very important benefits that not everyone knows. Let’s see what they are.
The perfect spice to strengthen the immune system
Immune defenses are essential for our health, especially at certain times of the year.
The cold winter brings with it fever, cold and flu that are tried to fight with drugs and syrups. However, there is an alternative to the grim pharmacy shopping. In fact, cinnamon stimulates the immune system and is a great ally against typical winter diseases.
On the other hand, thanks to its heating function, it reduces muscle pain due to flu and fever.
The different ways to use it
How to use the perfect spice to strengthen the immune system? We have already said that cinnamon is widely used in cooking, but for our purpose we believe that a good brew is the best way.
An example is the infusion of cloves and cinnamon. Just boil some water in a saucepan with a stick of cinnamon and a maximum of two cloves. Once it comes to a boil, filter the water and enjoy the good and spicy drink.
For those with a sweet tooth, there is another way mentioned above: mulled wine. For the recipe, see this article.
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