Who does not know cinnamon and its various uses in the gastronomy of the whole world? Originally from Ceylon (today Sri Lanka), there is evidence to suggest that this wonderful spice was already popular for several centuries BC. It was considered valuable by the Chinese, Indians, Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks, both for its gastronomic properties and for its preservative and therapeutic qualities. Cinnamon was one of the promoter spices of the Columbian trips that changed the history of the world.
Traditionally, cinnamon was used to treat ailments typical of women, for its supposed beneficial effects on menstrual irregularities. In this article I am going to discuss with you about cinnamon tea for menstruation, its benefits, and how to use it . Find out with us if it really works!
Cinnamon tea for menstruation
In independent investigations, one from 2015 and one from 2018, two groups of scientists studied the effects of cinnamon on conditions related to menstruation, such as severe cramps, excessive bleeding, irregularity and the presence of other symptoms such as vomiting and dizziness.
The conclusions about the benefits of cinnamon tea were more than interesting. They specifically demonstrated that cinnamon is a strong ally for women with menstrual problems. Cinnamon tea can help reduce bleeding, relieve painful cramps quickly and effectively, as well as decrease the intensity of PMS-related symptoms. All in a safe way, without adverse side effects or high levels of toxicity if used in moderate amounts.
In addition, the tea cinnamon serves to advance the fast menstruation , stimulates uterine contractions as long as you take one or two days before the possible appearance of the rule. Cinnamon tea also works for delays if they are less than a month.
The action of cinnamon on menstruation may be due to its action as a vasodilator, as it increases blood flow in the uterus and helps promote regular bleeding. On the other hand, cinnamon tea is also antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory, so it not only contributes to regular menstruation, but also reduces pain.
In addition to its period properties, cinnamon tea also has slimming qualities. Find out more about it by visiting our article How to lose weight with cinnamon tea .
How to Prepare Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon tea can be taken both hot and cold, although it is advisable to take it hot during the first day of menstruation to help relax the muscles and avoid painful contractions.
The preparation is done in two ways, it all depends on the type of presentation of the cinnamon that is possessed. In the case of whole or “stick” cinnamon, the cinnamon stick should be boiled in a cup of water or 235 ml of water, approximately. The preparation time is about 10 or 15 minutes.
If, on the other hand, you have the spice already ground, boil a cup of water and then add about a teaspoon or 2.6 grams of ground cinnamon. While the water cools, let the cinnamon stand. Although you can do it if you wish, it is not necessary to strain the infusion.
It is important to note that specialists in traditional or alternative medicine prefer Ceylon cinnamon over cassia cinnamon, as well as prefer to use it whole. If you only have a brand-name bottle of cinnamon powder on hand and you're not sure which variety it belongs to, you can still use it, but keep in mind that the properties may not be the same.
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