Known and used for thousands of years, the very name of Cinnamon has
roots that date back as far as the Phoenicians. Among the Ancient
Greeks, Egyptians, and other cultures of antiquity it was a tremendous
treasure, coming out of the mysterious east, and was frequently regarded
as a gift that was fit for offering to Gods and Kings. The true source
of cinnamon then remained a mystery throughout the middle ages, with
Europeans typically believing wild stories involving its origins, from
it being brought up on fishing nets from the source of the Nile to the
belief that it was gathered from the nests of Cinnamon birds. It also
has deep roots within spirituality, and within many practices and
traditions is believe to be of aid in empowering and encouraging
spiritual growth, love, and prosperity, making it a powerful addition to
love spells, and spells of money drawing.
Despite these rumors and myths, cinnamon is actually a product of the
bark of an evergreen tree from Sri Lanka, known as cinnamon verum. Today
the spice is primarily used within culinary practices, and is
frequently regarded as one of the few spices truly edible in its raw
form. Whether powdered, shaved, cut or whole, it is used in a wide
variety of cultures throughout the world. Medicinally, many herbalists
traditionally use it in herbal medicine to help soothe the stomach and
it is often regarded as a wonderful aid in treating digestive problems.
Oils from Cinnamon are also found to contain antimicrobial properties,
making it of use as a preservative as well.
This is a 2 oz packet of cut cinnamon.