"Cinnamon!? Cinnamon!? I'm allergic to cinnamon!"
- Joe Kingman from Disney's The Game Plan.
Cinnamon has to be one of the oldest and most essential spices in the world. In ancient times cinnamon was to treat colds, flu, and digestive issues. Nowadays, it's used to help stabilize blood- sugar levels.
Being Mexican, Canela, the Spanish name for cinnamon, is something of a holiday drink. Large pots would be made of cinnamon tea at family gatherings, and by the end of the day, it would be all gone. It is that delish.
Fun Fact: Cinnamon is mentioned in the religious text, the Torah, as medicine. v