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8 surprising uses of cinnamon on the body

6) Insect repellent: Though cinnamon is one of the most beloved spices among humans, it is detested by insects. Earth Easy says to stop an ant infestation without killing the little creatures, sprinkle a line of cinnamon where the ants are coming in. They will not cross the cinnamon barrier and will go right back from where they came. You can also prevent moth holes in your clothes by making sachets filled with cinnamon sticks.
7) Anti-depressant: It makes sense that cinnamon’s association with autumn and Christmas can transport you to blissful memories. But there is actually scientific proof that cinnamon fights gut bacteria often associated with depression. According to gastroenterologist Dr. Stephen Collins in an article on Live Science, “There’s a strong relationship between gastroenterology and psychiatric conditions.” Make a nice warming cup of cinnamon tea following of one the many recipes on Bembu and feel your mood instantly improve.
8) Treat toenail fungus: Toenail fungus can be frustrating and difficult to treat. Luckily, cinnamon, as a potent anti-fungal, is a lifesaving home remedy. Cinnamon Vogue suggests using cinnamon leaf oil to treat the fungus internally. To treat toenail fungus, apply cinnamon leaf oil directly to the nail in the morning and evening. You can also soak your feet in diluted cinnamon oil mixed with Epsom salt. You will be amazed at how fast and effective this natural treatment is.


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