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Frillylily
Apr 28, 2014 6:19 AM CST
I have read that cinnamon can have health benefits if taken regularly. I have searched around all over the net and seems there are different kinds and I am so confused now. The cinnamon that we buy at the store cheaply to add to baked goods or oatmeal ect, is not the same kind of cinnamon to use for medicinal purposes? What kinds of cinnamon are there and which ones are used for what ? !

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SongofJoy
Apr 28, 2014 6:26 AM CST
Well, yes and no.

http://cassiacinnamon.com/

http://www.ceylon-cinnamon.com/Identify-Cinnamon.html
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Frillylily
Apr 28, 2014 6:40 AM CST
most helpful! Thank you!
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SongofJoy
Apr 28, 2014 7:08 AM CST
You're welcome. I tip my hat to you.
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Oberon46
Apr 28, 2014 8:10 AM CST
I agree Thank You! I thank you also. Cinnamon has been recommended to combat stomach complaints associated with some medical treatments. I printed off the article and will share with my naturopath and physician. Plus I just plain love the stuff. Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 28, 2014 8:11 AM CST
I do too. It seems to be good for so many things. A very useful spice indeed.
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Apr 28, 2014 8:39 AM CST
When I divide my plants, usually orchids or bromeliads, I sprinkle cinnamon on the cut ends. It is an anti-fungal and is inexpensive.
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ckatNM
Apr 28, 2014 11:08 AM CST
Mmmm. I think it would be wonderful to grow my own cinnamon tree. I like cinnamon in tea, coffee sometimes, rice pudding, cinnamon raisin bread, and too many other tasty foods. And my house would smell lovely because I would grow it indoors. Would get to spend summer outside, of course.

I don't know anyone growing cinnamon. But I think that would be an interesting project, especially with someone to compare notes. Yes, I am a sucker for new projects involving edibles.
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Gleni
May 4, 2014 7:49 AM CST
That was interesting - thanks for the links Joy.
Thanks too for the tip ken.
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orchidgal
Aug 16, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Like DrDawg I use cinnamon when repotting orchids. I also use it when dividing other plants. have also found that it repels any ants you may have in containers. I just sprinkle it on top of the soil and some around the base of the container (not when you're expecting rain!). Those little blighters move away very quickly. Beats having to use a spray on the soil, or having it get on the plant.
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orchidgal
Aug 16, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Like DrDawg I use cinnamon when repotting orchids. I also use it when dividing other plants. have also found that it repels any ants you may have in containers. I just sprinkle it on top of the soil and some around the base of the container (not when you're expecting rain!). Those little blighters move away very quickly. Beats having to use a spray on the soil, or having it get on the plant.
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cycadjungle
Aug 16, 2014 9:26 PM CST
I use used coffee grounds to kill aphids, scales, mealy bugs,spider mites, and white flies. For some reason, adding cinnamon to the coffee mix enhances the kill results and the lasting affect when I use the grounds as a mulch for long ten treatment. I think someday people are going to find that cinnamon can be used as a catalyst to enhance several medical applications.
I found that using lecithin which is used to stimulate brain activity, made a great catalyst when I used it along with Karo syrup every two weeks on some test plants. I was able to make a certain cycad grow to be triple the size in 7 months, which in this case was a 3 inch increase. At the time, these plants went for $250 an inch of stem, so that was a significant difference. People just need to experiment and find out what other uses cinnamon has.
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Gleni
Aug 17, 2014 2:31 AM CST
That is interesting. Does it matter what the type of cinnamon to use?
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herbie43
Aug 17, 2014 5:55 AM CST
I use cinnamon on my French toast. Hilarious!
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cycadjungle
Aug 17, 2014 5:58 AM CST
I don't know anything about types of cinnamon. I've just used the every day brown stuff my wife uses on food. After reading this thread, for kicks, I looked up cultivation of cinnamon. It takes at least two years to get bark you can harvest, and the article I read suggested a four year process. I think I need to look around for a decent sized plant to start out with. Looks like I'll have to head over to the USF botanical garden sale in a couple of months! Tom
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DavidofDeLand
Aug 17, 2014 7:46 AM CST
cycadjungle said:I use used coffee grounds to kill aphids, scales, mealy bugs,spider mites, and white flies. For some reason, adding cinnamon to the coffee mix enhances the kill results and the lasting affect when I use the grounds as a mulch for long ten treatment. I think someday people are going to find that cinnamon can be used as a catalyst to enhance several medical applications.
I found that using lecithin which is used to stimulate brain activity, made a great catalyst when I used it along with Karo syrup every two weeks on some test plants. I was able to make a certain cycad grow to be triple the size in 7 months, which in this case was a 3 inch increase. At the time, these plants went for $250 an inch of stem, so that was a significant difference. People just need to experiment and find out what other uses cinnamon has.


Fabulous information and am especially interested in the 250 bucks an inch! I need to take my Cycads more seriously indeed! Smiling

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Aug 17, 2014 6:54 PM CST
I agree Very interesting information!!
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cycadjungle
Aug 17, 2014 7:31 PM CST
$250 an inch is a high price for a cycad, but it's cheap compared to an E. dolomiticus at $2000 an inch. People sell E. latifrons by the 1/4 inch. I've seen freshly rooted woodii offsets that were just over 4" that went for $12,500.
Cycads are used by many people as investments, but like with fine art or any special collectible, you have to invest in the right plants.
Seed production is the best investment to me. On a female plant, you can pretty much make twice what the actual mother plant is worth every other year, and you still get to keep your plant. There is nothing like having a garden to play in and with some hand pollination, make what many people make at a full time job.
On the coffee, has everyone seen my article I wrote 6 years ago on using used coffee grounds to kill insects? I didn't know how many people knew what I was talking about with the coffee and the cinnamon. Tom

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ctcarol
Sep 5, 2014 4:00 PM CST
cycadjungle, can you give a little more info on the coffee grounds/cinnamon as a mulch, please? Or maybe a link to the article you wrote? I'm tired of fighting the ants, mealies, scale, etc. My composter is full of coffee grounds, but I still find ants in there sometimes.

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RickCorey
Sep 5, 2014 4:08 PM CST
Tom's coffee article:
http://www.cycad.org/documents/Broome-Coffee-2007.pdf

Cycad Jungle:
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