Cinnamon is a widely used spice. Most people don’t know that it is also used as a medicine. The use of cinnamon as medicine isn’t new, but for some reason most people don’t know a lot about what cinnamon is and what it can do for you.
Cinnamon is the bark of any of the four cinnamon trees. These types are cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon), cinnamomum burmannii (Korintje cinnamon), cinnamomum loureiroi (Saigon cinnamon) and cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon). Cassia is the most common and Ceylon is thought of as the best cinnamon. The bark is rolled into cinnamon sticks (quills) and then dried. Ceylon is made only from the inside of the bark. Ground cinnamon is simply the whole quill ground into powder. The finer it has been ground the higher the quality.