Cinnamon is one of the oldest and most popular household herbs in use in Jamaica today. Although cinnamon is well known and used as a spice it possesses a host of health benefits that many might be unaware of.
Cinnamon is known to contain many health benefits which include it being an astringent, appetite stimulant and anti-clotting. The herb also features anti-fungal and anti-infective properties. Cinnamon is also used to treat nausea, vomiting, cold, diarrhoea, and digestive problems.
Cinnamon is used as a spice to add flavour to a wide array of dishes, baked goods, and drinks. You can also make cinnamon tea by either using the cinnamon leaves. Cinnamon leaves also add a great flavour to a nice bowl of Jamaican porridge.