Cinnamon mother tincture is an excellent antibacterial and natural stimulant. In fact it is useful for raising the defenses of the immune system. Let’s find out better.
Properties of cinnamon mother tincture
Cinnamon is an aphrodisiac spice that comes from an evergreen tree native to East Asia. Well known, it is used in the kitchen but not only; it is also known as a natural remedy for colds, nervous hunger and menstrual pains.
Usually present as a dried ingredient in decoctions and herbal teas, it is sold in cylindrical sticks called cannoli and is also commercially available in the form of essential oil or mother tincture to be used in drops.
The essential oil that the plant contains and which acts as an active ingredient is mostly made up of cinnaminic aldehyde, obtained from the coteccia, which contains tannins (antioxidant substances) and coumarin, a moderately toxic substance for the kidneys and liver.
Description of the plant
What we know by the name of cinnamon (or cinnamon) can identify different plants of the Lauraceae family, in particular Cinnamomum zeylanicum, native to Sri Lanka, hazelnut colored and more expensive, and Cinnamomum cassia, originating instead of China and from ‘harsher and cheaper aroma, often added to the former.
Recognizing cassia from cinnamon from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is possible because the former is much less aromatic and has a more wrinkled and reddish appearance. Another indication of excellence is the thickness of the torches, the small cylinders of dried bark: the finer they are, the better the quality of the drug.
How to prepare the cinnamon mother tincture
Cinnamon tincture is obtained from the bark in hydroalcoholic extract.
The therapeutic properties of cinnamon are many and already known in Ancient Egypt and by the Romans. In general it is known to be a powerful natural antioxidant, stimulant of blood circulation and excellent help in defeating cholesterol.
It has antibacterial (used in Ancient Egypt for the embalming of the dead), antiseptic, stimulating and digestive properties. According to recent studies it would seem useful for those suffering from type 2 diabetes due to the presence of a particular polyphenol which would have an action similar to that of insulin.
Cinnamon stimulates the immune system and is a good natural remedy for colds, flu, diarrhea, flatulence and dyspepsia due to its antimicrobial and astringent action.
In Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine it is used for ailments related to cold, as it has a warming effect, and against menstrual pain. Furthermore, its aphrodisiac and stimulating virtues were already known to the ancient Romans. Cinnamon also seems to fight nervous hunger, so it is a perfect condiment for those who follow weight-loss diets.
Generally about 30 drops of mother tincture are recommended 2 or 3 times a day, or depending on the case. Always ask your trusted homeopath or naturopath. It should be used with caution and not for long periods, and should be avoided during pregnancy and not associated with synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs.