Warm up with the aphrodisiac power of cinnamon
There’s a reason men once risked their lives to acquire the spices of the Far East. Cinnamon is a spice held in the highest regard for its powerful medicinal qualities as well its aphrodisiac power. It is a spice used in Asia to guard against colds. And it is used around the world as flavoring for both sweet and savory dishes. It’s also used as an aromatherapy agent for relaxation.
The health benefits of cinnamon
Today, it’s a popular baking spice. But at one time, cinnamon was more valuable than gold because of its curative properties. Kind of amazing considering this spice is simply the bark of a tree!
The healing powers of this spice seem limitless. Studies show that it has potential to treat a variety of illnesses. It is anti-viral, neutralizes odors, it may help to control blood pressure, particularly in individuals identified as prediabetic. In addition some health experts believe it may improve alertness–always useful for a late night, bedroom rendezvous. It’s also loaded with the antioxidants that will keep you looking and feeling your best. And you might be surprised to learn that it’s a source of manganese, a nutrient essential to the health of your love life.
What is true cinnamon?
There is one thing you should know about cinnamon: how to identify it. What is readily available in your neighborhood grocery store is probably not “true” cinnamon. The most common variety of spice sold today is Cassia, aka Chinese cinnamon. (“True cinnamon” is also called Ceylon.) Now, it is believed that both varieties have healing properties. So as far as aphrodisiacs go, Cassia should give you results. But where they differ is flavor. Healthline has an excellent explanation if you’re looking to dive deeper into the best uses for each type.
The reputation of the warming spices
In addition, it is among the spices considered useful for producing “heat” within the body. (This group also includes nutmeg and cardamom.) These warming spices are all measured to increase appetite, both physical and sexual. In fact, legend has it that a drop of cinnamon oil rubbed onto the genitals is surprisingly useful in producing powerful sexual stimulation. But if you choose to experiment with this application, please use the oil sparingly. Because as I said, the warming spices produce heat!
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