Tree of Canela,
known and used by the Chinese 2500 years before the Christian era, and
appreciated as much as gold. The ancient Egyptians used to embalm the mummies.
also very popular among the people of Israel, and Moses received indication divine using it, along with other spices, in the holy oil with which they had to anoint objects in the sanctuary and
sacerdotes. La spices which contributed indirectly to the discovery of
, as Columbus left for the west across the Atlantic, thinking that would shorten the route to India, where he brought the
, among other products valued East. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries,
the most lucrative spice to the.
, which remains very popular for culinary uses, possesses remarkable medicinal effects. Some believe the aphrodisiac,
, the lack of scientific evidence, leads to thinking that perhaps acting on the suggestion.
occurs spontaneously and is cultivated in Southeast Asia, especially in Sri Lanka (formerly
) also in India, Madagascar and tropical regions of South
tree of the
of Lauraceae, up to 10 meters in height, whose branches gives
young inner bark
. Its leaves are large and oval, and flowers of white or
. All the plant follows
the inner bark of young branches, which once fermented is known as
Properties and indications:
The bark of the
oil, Cinnamic aldehyde, tannin, terpenes,
oxalate, starch and signs of mucilage. The action of these substances as
whole gives digestive properties of tonic
and appetizers: increasing the secretion of gastric and
juices, as well as an increase in motility the
result of this tonic of
on the digestive
, there is an increased appetite and an upgrading of the digestive
whole. Their use encourages especially those who suffer from: not hungry, depressed by heavy digestions gastric (
because of insufficient gastric juices.
On the contrary, the use of
is not appropriate for those suffering from peptic ulcer gastroduodenal because this
is an excess of gastric acid juice, which determines the formation of ulcers.
For its tannin content,
slight effect astringent.
stick (bark of young branches of
) and crushed into powder, is used as
condiment in various culinary preparations. If you want to get
more intense, you can get an infusion with 1 - 2 sticks of about 10 cms.
stick, for every cup of water. This infusion it can add
few slices of
. Its effectiveness is enhanced if not be sweetened. Take