One of the easiest ways to reap the countless benefits of cinnamon is through homemade cinnamon tea. This nutrient-dense and healthful drink has a spicy, yet sweet flavor which will satisfy your sweet tooth, while providing your body with healing nutrients.
Here is how to prepare a delicious and easy tea with only water and cinnamon sticks. If you are not fan of this flavor, check out the other cinnamon tea varieties found at the end of the post.
Cinnamon Tea Recipe
- 3 inch cinnamon stick
- Boil the cinnamon stick in 1 1/4 cups water for 15-20 minutes
- Remove from heat and allow to steep for an additional 15 minutes
Benefits Of Cinnamon Tea
Most of the medicinal properties of cinnamon are long known and studied extensively. Here are some of them:
Cinnamon has been long studied for its ability to inhibit clumping of blood platelets. While blood clotting is normal, irregular clumping can lead to blood clots which cause serious damage and even death.
2. Regulate Blood Sugar
It has been scientifically shown that eating cinnamon with carbs helps balance the effects of food on blood sugar levels. Other studies have proven that it also supports body`s insulin response by stopping insulin-inhibiting enzymes and making it easier for the body’s cells to use sugar.
Cinnamon is one of the most powerful antioxidants, which helps protect the body from oxidative damage, premature aging, and disease.
4. Effective Against Candida
Cinnamon has potent anti-fungal properties which work against various types of yeast infections, including candida.
5. Improves Brain Health And Function
According to one study, cinnamon improves cognitive processing and stops the buildup of tau in the brain, which otherwise contributes to neurodegenerative disease.
More Cinnamon Recipes
If plain cinnamon tea doesn’t work for you, here are tastier ways to consume it:
Sudanese Cinnamon Tea: Made with 3 cinnamon sticks, 3 cups water, 1 tablespoon black tea, and stevia or honey to taste.
Chai Tea Latte: Made with 6 cinnamon sticks, 4 cups water, 4 cups coconut milk, 8 bags herbal raspberry tea, 8 slices ginger root, 8 cloves, 2 cardamom pods, 2 teaspoons stevia, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Lemon And Cinnamon Tea: Made with 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 cups water, 4 cloves, 2 bags of tea, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon honey, and slices of lemon for decoration.
Spiced Persimmon Turmeric Tea: Made with 8 cups water, 6 cinnamon sticks, 1 piece fresh ginger, 1 piece fresh turmeric root, 1 teaspoon peppercorns, 1 large fuyu persimmon, and sweetener to taste.
Ginger Cinnamon Tea For Cold Season: Made with 3 cinnamon sticks, 2 inches fresh ginger root, 5 cloves garlic, 2 cups water, 2 lemons, 1 inch turmeric, and raw honey to taste.
Note: Always opt for Ceylon cinnamon whenever possible for best results.