Cinnamon can serve as a medicine for its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties that can help soothe a sore throat, treat sinus infection effectively, and also promote a good night’s sleep. In Ayurveda, cinnamon is used widely for its benefits to ease digestive problems like bloating, indigestion, and cramps. It is also an excellent remedy to treat cold, cough, and painful menstrual cramps.

Cinnamon Benefits and Uses

Clever ways to use cinnamon :

Repel Moths – You can use a combination of cinnamon and other spices to help repel moths from your clothes. Fill a small sachet with a cinnamon stick, 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns, and 1 tablespoon of whole cloves. Place the sachet in a drawer or hang it in your closet.

Remove scuff marks – Use cinnamon to erase scrapes, scuffs, and scratches on wooden furniture. Rub a pinch of ground cinnamon on the scuffed area, and watch it disappear!

Repel ants – Cinnamon is often regarded as an effective DIY ant control option. It is believed that cinnamon acts as a natural repellent because ants cannot stand the smell.

Sore throat – A sore throat is an infection of the throat that affects the tonsils, and larynx that can be painful and uncomfortable. Symptoms of a sore throat include difficulty swallowing, redness of tonsils and throat, etc. Cinnamon has anti-bacterial properties. It kills the bacteria in the throat that cause a sore throat to reduce the pain and swelling.

Sleep – Warm cinnamon milk before bedtime helps to soothe the body and mind for a restful good night’s sleep. Try making a ritual of drinking cinnamon milk before going to bed for a good night’s sleep.

Winter Tonic – It is a great warming tonic during winter. Drinking cinnamon milk helps to warm our body and increase circulation throughout our bodies.

Weight loss – Cinnamon has a lot of health benefits, a pinch of Cinnamon in your milk or tea can be helpful in managing your wellness and maintaining a healthy weight.  

Healthy heart – Ceylon Cinnamon is rich in powerful antioxidants that promote a healthy heart and immune system.

Soothe cold and sore throat – Cinnamon can help relieve the symptoms of cold, cough and sore throat as it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols and proanthocyanidins which can help boost body immunity.


You will need –

  • Almond milk ( or any other milk of your choice ) – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp
  • Nutmeg – a pinch

Method –  Into a saucepan, add milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg and warm it up. Remove from the heat and pour the milk into a mug. Add in some honey and sip warm.

Caution – Make sure you are not allergic to cinnamon or honey before you try the above recipe. Use organic ceylon or “true” cinnamon which is better quality and much safer.