Cinnamon is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine, also known as Yugui and Yougui. It was first recorded in "Shen Nong's Materia Medica", listed as top grade, and there are many records in herbal medicines of past dynasties. There are two types of cinnamon: domestic cinnamon and imported cinnamon. Imported cinnamon is mainly produced in Vietnam and other places, while domestic cinnamon is mainly produced in Guangxi, Guangdong and other places. Historically, the quality of cinnamon produced in Vietnam was the best, and most of the products sold in the market are domestic cinnamon. .
Cinnamon is rich in nutrients and has strong health effects. It occupies a place among spices. Similarly, it plays an important role in traditional Chinese medicine. Cinnamon has high medicinal value and is mainly used to treat deficiency of kidney yang, soreness of waist and shoulders, aversion to cold, uterine infertility, impotence and nocturnal emission, dysuria or frequent urination, enuresis, shortness of breath and shortness of breath, edema and oliguria. Bring fire back to its source, nourish fire and support yang, dispel cold and relieve pain, promote blood circulation and stimulate menstruation.
The cinnamaldehyde in it can achieve sterilization, disinfection and anticorrosion, especially has a significant effect on fungi. Japanese medical experts have found that cinnamaldehyde has a significant effect on fungi. The research on the antifungal effect of cinnamaldehyde on 22 kinds of opportunistic pathogenic fungi shows that: cinnamaldehyde is an active substance against fungi, mainly by destroying the fungal cell wall, allowing the drug to penetrate In fungal cells, it destroys organelles and plays a bactericidal role.
Cinnamon is rich in nutrients and has strong health effects. It occupies a place in spices, and it also plays a pivotal role in traditional Chinese medicine. Although cinnamon has many effects, it also has its taboos, which inevitably arouses people's concerns. What precautions should be taken when consuming cinnamon?
From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon is often used in the treatment of cold pain in the waist and knees, dizziness due to yang deficiency, and vomiting and diarrhea due to deficiency and cold. Diabetics, those with bleeding tendencies, and pregnant women should take it with caution.
People with menorrhagia, pelvic inflammatory disease, sore throat and other fever patients should avoid eating, and those with a history of blood loss and seminal emission should also fast. In addition, cinnamon is hot in nature, so it is suitable for consumption in cool weather, and cinnamon should not be eaten in summer.
The simplest method is to make cinnamon tea: first put 2 spoons of cinnamon powder into 1 cup of boiling water, soak for 10 minutes and then filter it. Add honey in an appropriate amount for a better taste. In cold winter, drinking cinnamon instead of tea has a good health effect. It is worth emphasizing that cinnamon is a medicinal and edible plant, and the daily intake should not exceed 4 grams.
Damp and moldy cinnamon is not edible. Usually eat cinnamon, the amount should not be too much, otherwise it will affect the taste of the dish itself because of the strong fragrance. And cinnamon contains safrole, which can cause cancer, so the less you eat, the better.