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8 surprising uses of cinnamon on the body

The sweet, woody flavors of cinnamon star in some of the most scrumptious sweets like snickerdoodle cookies and crumbly coffee cake. You may be surprised that despite cinnamon’s association with sugar and desserts, the spice is a super powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent that can fight diabetes and heal toenail fungus.
1) Treat the flu and stomach bugs: Cinnamon loves to crush bacteria living in your gut. It can even be effective in fighting such nasty and severe bacteria as E.Coli, according to a study published on PubMed.gov. To fight flu and other stomach bugs, Cinnamon Vogue recommends making tea by slowly boiling one Ceylon cinnamon stick in 1.5 cups of water for 15- 25 minutes. Let the tea sit for an additional 15 minutes and watch as the tea turns from pale yellow to a deep golden red.

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