Cinnamon, nutritional value and how to collect
Common cinnamon comes from the cassia plant. The part of the plant used is the leaves and mainly the wood of the tree, the bark to be precise, from where the distillation of the essential oil takes place. It is one of the oldest spices in the world. But the healing cinnamon is much more expensive, thinner in thickness than the wooden and hard casia while it has much stronger therapeutic effects than casia.
There are two main types of cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum and cinnamomum chinensis. Ceylon cinnamon is considered and is of superior quality. Common cinnamon does not have the same properties as Ceylon and is known to us who use it in cooking. Of course, if we use the common cinnamon for cosmetic purposes, it does not mean that it will harm us, it just will not have the same strong effects as Ceylon cinnamon.
Among the nutrients in cinnamon are sugars, starch, tannins, coumarin, and a large percentage of essential oil.
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