- The flavour of cinnamon is quite delicate and aromatic, and is thus used more in dessert dishes.
- It is commonly used in cakes and other baked goods, milk & rice puddings, chocolate dishes and fruit desserts, particularly apples & pears.
- It is used in curries and pulaos, and in garam masala.
- It may be used to spice mulled wines, creams and syrups.
- In Mexico, cinnamon is added to tea and brewed.
- Recent studies have determined that consuming as little as one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder each day may reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels by as much as 20 per cent, in Type II diabetes patients.
- It is mildly carminative and used to treat nausea and flatulence.
- The essential oil of this herb is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and uterine stimulant.