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All Cinnamon Is Not Created Equal

 
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There have been a few discussions around in various threads about cinnamon. I just thought I'd post this, because I see a statement often... "I tried cinnamon" or "I use cinnamon" and it "did nothing for me."

A lot of ground cinnamon sold in stores isn't cinnamon at all. It's simply flavored sawdust.

So if you're looking to use "therapeutic" cinnamon, this is my [not intended to diagnose, cure, heal, yada yada] suggestion:

Get cinnamon sticks, and grind them up in a little mini coffee grinder or something.

Hope that helps clear up a little confusion for some folks.

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Love cinnamon oil. Used to soak toothpicks in it.

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There have been a few discussions around in various threads about cinnamon. I just thought I'd post this, because I see a statement often... "I tried cinnamon" or "I use cinnamon" and it "did nothing for me."

A lot of ground cinnamon sold in stores isn't cinnamon at all. It's simply flavored sawdust.

So if you're looking to use "therapeutic" cinnamon, this is my [not intended to diagnose, cure, heal, yada yada] suggestion:

Get cinnamon sticks, and grind them up in a little mini coffee grinder or something.

Hope that helps clear up a little confusion for some folks.
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I use 100% pure cinnamon oil.Man that shit burns.
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Actually, most store bought "cinnamon" is actually Cassia.


If you're taking cinnamon as a supplement, be sure to check the label :)
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Sandy T or anyone,

What's your Cinnamon suggestion for a teenager with monthly cramps?



thanks,


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Sandy T or anyone,

What's your Cinnamon suggestion for a teenager with monthly cramps?



thanks,


Mary
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Menstrual Reg made by Nature's Sunshine is a great product. Or you can ask at your local health store or search at an online store like vitacost for a product.
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Hi Mary!

About halfway down the link, they discuss the various types of cinnamon. It's an excellent read. I suggest you go there and do more reading, as i'm following the "don't post more than 50% rule" here.

Source: [link to www.angelfire.com]

Cinnamon is the bark of three bushy evergreen trees of the laurel (Lauraceae) family. The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma. Zeylanicum cinnamon is sometimes called 'true cinnamon' and 'old fashioned cinnamon.' But the 'true' part was just advertising copy for the Dutch East India Company's 17th century monopoly.

Cinnamon is also derived from the Cinnamomum loureirii tree native to Indonesia and the Cinnamomum cassia tree native to China, Vietnam, and Sumatra. The cinnamon from the loureirii and cassia trees is darker and more pungent and aromatic than cinnamon from the zeylanicum tree.

Cassia cinnamon is what most Americans are used to and is the preferred cinnamon in Southern Europe. So don't let the term 'true cinnamon' confuse you; cassia cinnamon is just as true as zeylancium.

Neither Grieve, King nor Felter distinguish the cinnamon varieties medicinally – Grieve simply asserting that they all act alike, and King's covers all varieties in one listing, as 'The barks of numerous species of Cinnamomum.' Medicinally, they all act the same, although there are subtle taste differences.

Cassia cinnamon has a more intense and less fragrant aroma than zeylanicum (Ceylon) cinnamon. It is sweet, warm, pungent, and slightly astringent. Zeylanicum (Ceylon) cinnamon is pale in color, and more delicate, more fragrant, not as pungent, and not as sweet. It has a slight citrus flavor. Zeylanicum (Ceylon) cinnamon is more expensive than cassia, and better to use in sweet dishes and cakes.
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More relevant information from the link:

*NOTE:The cinnamon powder that you get in the super markets could very well be sawdust that has been coloured and artificially flavored. I think it is better to get the bark and powder it yourself. Most spices are irradiated. This is supposedly done to eradicate bacteria, but spices are generally excellent bactericides so the irradiation is merely a way of destroying the precious properties of spices. Non-irradiated spices are available from most high-end health foods stores like the one below. Cinnamon can be confused for cassia and in fact many powdered forms use cassia ( [link to en.wikipedia.org] It is also known as “bastard cinnamon”. True cinnamon is also known as "ceylon" cinnamon. There are other variants such as Indonesian and Vietnamese so avoid anything that is from these countries. Specifically ask for Ceylon Cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum is the botanical name for the purest and most potent form of cinnamon.
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That's a great idea. Thanks. I never would've thought of buying the sticks and grinding them in a food processor.
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I saw that info the other day.

Was at a neat health food store and was kind of disappointed by what they had.

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I need to get some good stuff to make horchata -

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I did that recipe where you mix cinnamon and boiling water. Then later add honey. It was soothing.
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Sandy T or anyone,

What's your Cinnamon suggestion for a teenager with monthly cramps?
__ __ ____ ____


Menstrual Reg made by Nature's Sunshine is a great product. Or you can ask at your local health store or search at an online store like vitacost for a product.
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Thank you Ac 6063 and Sandi T. Maybe, the Nature's Sunshine product will be the remedy to help her. And the grinding of the sticks I'll try too.



blessings,


Mary
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More relevant information from the link:

*NOTE:The cinnamon powder that you get in the super markets could very well be sawdust that has been coloured and artificially flavored. I think it is better to get the bark and powder it yourself. Most spices are irradiated. This is supposedly done to eradicate bacteria, but spices are generally excellent bactericides so the irradiation is merely a way of destroying the precious properties of spices. Non-irradiated spices are available from most high-end health foods stores like the one below. Cinnamon can be confused for cassia and in fact many powdered forms use cassia ( [link to en.wikipedia.org] It is also known as “bastard cinnamon”. True cinnamon is also known as "ceylon" cinnamon. There are other variants such as Indonesian and Vietnamese so avoid anything that is from these countries. Specifically ask for Ceylon Cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum is the botanical name for the purest and most potent form of cinnamon.
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Very interesting, and a little disturbing. All the more reason to pay that much more attention to what we buy and where we get it from.
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Ground up flavored sawdust?
Unbelieveable. I'll have to check my container of cinnamon.
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Wonder if there is a medical grade cinnamon?
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Ground up flavored sawdust?
Unbelieveable. I'll have to check my container of cinnamon.
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It will probably not have an ingredients list. I checked mine--no list at all.

But by its action in the tea, I figured it was the wrong kind--and when I got some sticks of the other kind, the action was quite different.

I learned this stuff and actually got help with some of my issues from cinnamon, so it's the least I can do to share the information.
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Ground up flavored sawdust?
Unbelieveable. I'll have to check my container of cinnamon.


It will probably not have an ingredients list. I checked mine--no list at all.

But by its action in the tea, I figured it was the wrong kind--and when I got some sticks of the other kind, the action was quite different.

I learned this stuff and actually got help with some of my issues from cinnamon, so it's the least I can do to share the information.
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Thanks much! Things aren't always what they seem to be.
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Don't eat margerine. They say it's poison.

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What a sad state in America when all cinnamon can't be treated as equals! Where are the marchers! Who will take up this cause?
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Actually, most store bought "cinnamon" is actually Cassia.



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true. The cinnamon "sticks" are not real. Real Cinnamon comes in HUGE pieces of bark. The real "sticks" are 14 inches long and look like tree bark. It tastes super sweet and is REALLY hot, super duper hot and sweet. The cassia stuff is just for us ignorant Americans and Western Europeans. The real stuff is dark red and not tan.
The real stuff can make you constipated, can heat you up and can even cause women to have some breakthrough bleeding when used in excess.
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Wonder if there is a medical grade cinnamon?
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yes, it is called Rou Gui
There is an even more special medical grade from Vietnam but that costs over 100$ per pound.
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Wonder if there is a medical grade cinnamon?
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yes, it is called Rou Gui
There is an even more special medical grade from Vietnam but that costs over 100$ per pound.
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Thanks! I knew there was such a thing as medical grade honey.
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Actually, most store bought "cinnamon" is actually Cassia.



 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6063


true. The cinnamon "sticks" are not real. Real Cinnamon comes in HUGE pieces of bark. The real "sticks" are 14 inches long and look like tree bark. It tastes super sweet and is REALLY hot, super duper hot and sweet. The cassia stuff is just for us ignorant Americans and Western Europeans. The real stuff is dark red and not tan.
The real stuff can make you constipated, can heat you up and can even cause women to have some breakthrough bleeding when used in excess.
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I never knew cinnamon could be "hot" till yesterday! I was taken aback, really. What I got was called Saigon Cinnamon--organic from Kroger's Private Selection. And it is redder with dark specs in it.
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According to another article, ""What is cinnamon? It's tree bark," said Tom Erd, co-owner of The Spice House in Evanston. "Ground cinnamon is sawdust. But there is good sawdust and bad sawdust.""

I don't think spice companies buy ordinary sawdust, like from a pine tree, and then put cinnamon oil in it. Cinnamon is ground bark from the cinnamon tree. Maybe there's higher quality and lower quality, or more and less medicinal cinnamon, but it's not sawdust in the way that some posters here seem to think. It's the ground bark of the cinnamon tree.
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There have been a few discussions around in various threads about cinnamon. I just thought I'd post this, because I see a statement often... "I tried cinnamon" or "I use cinnamon" and it "did nothing for me."

A lot of ground cinnamon sold in stores isn't cinnamon at all. It's simply flavored sawdust.

So if you're looking to use "therapeutic" cinnamon, this is my [not intended to diagnose, cure, heal, yada yada] suggestion:

Get cinnamon sticks, and grind them up in a little mini coffee grinder or something.

Hope that helps clear up a little confusion for some folks.
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YES!! This is true. Thank you for posting as I was thinking about this just the other day.
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According to another article, ""What is cinnamon? It's tree bark," said Tom Erd, co-owner of The Spice House in Evanston. "Ground cinnamon is sawdust. But there is good sawdust and bad sawdust.""

I don't think spice companies buy ordinary sawdust, like from a pine tree, and then put cinnamon oil in it. Cinnamon is ground bark from the cinnamon tree. Maybe there's higher quality and lower quality, or more and less medicinal cinnamon, but it's not sawdust in the way that some posters here seem to think. It's the ground bark of the cinnamon tree.
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The point is -- not all ground cinnamon is actually from cinnamon tree bark.
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good to know
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Great postings and all true. However, to save time you can buy good cinnamon in the super market. My favorite brand is Morton & Bassett out of San Francisco. It is all natural, salt free, no MSG, no preservatives and non-irradiated. (also, no sawdust).

I put it in coffee, smoothies, and chili, and it seems to stay fresh forever.

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