Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus "Cinnamomum" - native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia.
There are two main types of cinnamon:
Cinnamon has been consumed since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where it was very highly prized (almost considered to be a panacea). In medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis and sore throats.
Modern research indicates that this spice may have some very beneficial properties.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cinnamon is used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Diabetes - cinnamon may help improve glucose and lipids levels3 in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published inDiabetics Care.
The study authors concluded that consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day "reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes." and that "the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases."
Alzheimer's disease - Tel Aviv University researchers discovered that cinnamon may help prevent Alzheimer's disease. According to Prof. Michael Ovadia, of the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University, an extract found in cinnamon bark, called CEppt, contains properties that can inhibit the development of the disease.
HIV - a study of Indian medicinal plants revealed that cinnamon may potentially be effective against HIV4. According to the study authors, "the most effective extracts against HIV-1 and HIV-2 are respectively Cinnamomum cassia (bark) and Cardiospermum helicacabum (shoot + fruit)."
Multiple Sclerosis - cinnamon may help stop the destructive process of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a neurological scientist at Rush University Medical Center. Cinnamon could help eliminate the need to take some expensive and unpleasant drugs.
Lower the negative effects of high fat meals - Penn State researchers revealed that diets rich in cinnamon can help reduce the body's negative responses to eating high-fat meals.
We hadn't planned on testing HCO against any Herpes strains however some of our Patients have been so impressed with HCO that they have been doing it themselves. So far there are only very early reports and its only been tested by a very limited number of people and in limited cases but its been tested against both HSV-1 and HSV-2. All of these users have reported conditions clearing in 72 hours after their first application at the first onset of an outbreak. We are going to try to formalize some method of testing this against patients early herpes prodrome symptoms.
For now we can only say that of those who have reported using HCO for either HSV-1 and HSV-2 all have reported their outbreaks have lasted 72 hours or less. Some have used nothing but HCO, others used it in conjunction with their regular meds. All have said they were shocked how well it worked rating it up to 90% better than anything they had used before.
We are quite curious how effective it might also be against Herpes Zoster in anyone with Chickenpox or Shingles. For now all information we have gotten is anecdotal at best but none the less the results are impressive enough that for anyone currently using HCO this is good to know.
We do have one patient who was bold enough to leave a Testimonial about her use, you can find it here
Various methods are used to obtain cassia essential oil, such as drying and grinding the seeds and steaming the bark, leaves, twigs and flowers. Cassia produces a slightly sweet aroma, and it imparts a spicy taste that has a slight bite.
Traditional practitioners use cassia to treat a variety of maladies, including:
• blurred vision
• bloodshot eyes
• high blood pressure
• stomach and muscle spasms
• erectile dysfunction
• kidney disorders
• nausea and vomiting
• bed wetting
• menstrual problems
• to incite abortion
Positive reports about the essential oil from NIH confirm that the Cinnamomum Cassia tree contains cinnamaldehyde, a chemical that seems to counteract bacteria and fungi.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine cites the early use of spices for antimicrobial purposes, in fact it is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical books, and is mentioned several times in the Bible Much more recently, around the year 1676, Van Leeuwenhoek described some effects of using spices. Current interest in cinnemaldehyde is showing potential for development as an antimicrobial agent in food. Problems with adding a sufficient quantity of a flavorful spice such as cinnamon include the way that it alters the taste of food.
Cassia oil is used for athlete’s foot, a condition that can occur from walking on communal shower floors and saunas as well as swimming pools. Cassia is a well known and highly regarded antifungal agent.
Myrrh comes from the Commiphora Myrrha tree, which are native to Yemen, Somalia and Ethiopia. Myrrh is the dried sap from these tree's and It is used extensively in aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayervedic medicine.
Historical Fact: Most people have heard of Myrrh because of the tales of the wisemen bringing gifts to the birth of the baby jesus, but Myrrh was first recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts on record. Ebers Papyrus dates to somewhere around 1550 BC and contains over 700 remedies for almost everything including embalming. Myrrh is also referred to in the Bible 156 times? That makes it the most frequently mentioned oil in the Bible!
Antimicrobial and Antiviral: Myrrh essential oil prevents microbe growth and helps prevent any infect of your body. It can be used to prevent any ailment resulting from microbial infection, such as fever, food poisoning, cough & cold, mumps, measles, pox and infections of wounds. It has no adverse side effects, unlike other antibiotics, such as weakening of the liver and digestive issues.
Astringent: Myrrh Essential Oil is an astringent, meaning that it strengthens the hold of gums on teeth, contracts the skin, muscles, intestines and other internal organs. It also strengthens the grip of scalp on hair roots, thereby preventing hair loss. One more serious aspect of this astringent property is that it stops hemorraging in wounds. When this astringency makes the blood vessels contract this helps check the flow of blood. That means it can stop you from losing too much blood when wounded.
Expectorant: Myrrh essential oil is good against coughs and colds. It fights the viral infections that can cause coughs and colds, as well as relieves congestion and reduces the deposition of phlegm in the lungs and respiratory tracts.
Antifungal: Myrrh essential oil acts as a fungicide as well. It can be used either internally and externally to fight fungal infection.
Stimulant: Myrrh essential oil stimulates thoughts, blood circulation, digestion, secretions, nervous activity and excretion. It stimulates the pumping action of the heart, the secretion of digestive juices and bile into the stomach, and it keeps you alert and active by stimulating the brain and the central nervous system.
Carminative: This essential oil helps to relieve you of those gases which can result in embarrassing situations in public. Which left unchecked can also have an expensive toll on your health by stealing your appetite, slowing down digestion, giving you stomachaches, headaches and sometimes chest pains as well if it raise's your blood pressure.
Stomachic: Myrrh oil is beneficial for the all around health of your stomach.
Anti-catarrhal: This property of Myrrh essential oil relieves you of excess mucus and phlegm and troubles associated with that sort of mucus deposition, including congestion, breathing trouble, heaviness in chest, and coughs.
Diaphoretic: It increases perspiration and keeps your body free from toxins, extra salt and excess water from your body. Sweating also cleans the skin-pores and helps harmful gases like nitrogen escape.
Vulnerary: This property of myrrh essential oil protects wounds from infections and makes them heal quicker.
Antiseptic: If you have a healthy amount of myrrh essential oil, you don’t need to worry about small cuts and wounds becoming infected. This oil can take care of that and prevent them from becoming septic, since it is an antiseptic substance. It can protect you from tetanus to some extent as well.
Immune Booster: Myrrh oil strengthens and activates the immune system and keeps the body protected from infections.
Circulatory: This powerful essential oil stimulates blood circulation and ensures the proper supply of oxygen to the tissues. This is good for attaining a proper metabolic rate as well as for boosting the immune system. Increasing the blood flow to the more obscure corners of your body, the better the nutrients and oxygen reach those body parts so they function better and stay healthy.
Tonic: This property means a boost to your overall health. As a tonic, myrrh oil tones up all the systems and organs in the body, gives them strength and protects them from premature aging and infections.
Anti-inflammatory: Myrrh essential oil sedates inflammation in various tissues in cases of fever or viral infections, in the digestive system resulting from ingestion of too much spicy food and in the circulatory system when something inflammatory or toxic enters the blood stream.
Antispasmodic: It also provides relief from unwanted contractions or spasms and therefore eases cramps, aches, and muscle pain.
This oil is highly valued in aromatherapy as a sedative, antidepressant and as a promoter of spiritual feelings. This oil takes care of uterine health and stimulates that organ, helps fading away of scars and spots, is good for treating skin ailments, pyorrhea, diarrhea and skin diseases such as eczema, ringworm, and itches. It is also an emenagogue which means that it normalizes menstruation and relieves the associated symptoms like mood swings and hormonal imbalances.
Few Words of Caution
Despite all of the many benefits of myrrh essential oil, if used in excess it can have toxic effects. Since it stimulates the uterus it should also be avoided by pregnant women as it could result in miscarriage.
Dennis Hill, a biochemist from the cancer industry, kills his own advanced stage prostate cancer using marijuana. The concentrated cannabis oil, aka "rick simpson oil," or marijuana extract, is the essential oils from the marijuana plant which is extracted and condensed to a tiny dose the size of a half of grain of rice.
In recent years there's been renewed interest in cannabis and its constituent compounds being used as a medicine. Since 1996 voters in California began the process of Legalization and now 28 states plus D.C. have approved the medical use of marijuana with 8 states plus D.C. voting to allow it even for recreational use.