TAG: Cinnamon

Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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Derived from the bark of Cinnamomum trees in Southeast Asia, cinnamon has historically been used not only as a spice, but also as a medicine. It is often listed among the superfoods – foods that provide significant health benefits – because it is rich in manganese, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and other beneficial ingredients. Studies of cinnamon’s health effects have yielded mixed results and more research is needed to prove anything conclusively. However, a number of studies have suggested that it may act as an anti-inflammatory and an anti-microbial agent. Cinnamon contains essential oils that can prevent bacterial and fungal growth (including… read more

Nature’s Repellents – Part 1

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Getting pests out of your home can be difficult. Keeping them out often proves to be even harder. This is especially true for ant infestations, as you may find your house occupied with a militia of them crawling out of every crevice, appearing only to multiply double the rate at which they are vanquished. Commercial repellents exist, but they are often costly, contain hazardous chemicals (harming the ants and yourself), and usually don’t prevent new infestations from taking place – companies do need customers to keep buying more product(s), after all. Focusing on ants, there is a great deal you… read more