Once upon a time, cinnamon was more valuable than gold.
Cinnamon is a small tree that grows in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, and Egypt. It’s one of the oldest known spices.
It is used in traditional Chinese medicine as a cure for colds, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and painful menstrual periods. It’s also believed to improve energy, vitality, and circulation and be particularly useful for people who tend to feel hot in their upper body but have cold feet. In Ayurveda, cinnamon is used as a remedy for diabetes, indigestion, and colds.
Here are the ten benefits of cinnamon according to research:
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower your bad cholesterol (orLDL).
- Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.
- Cinnamon has antifungal properties, and it’s been said that candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment.
- Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
- Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
- Honey and Cinnamon combined has been found to relieve arthritis pain.
- When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.
- Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
- Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices.
- Cinnamon has been found to be an effective natural remedy for eliminatingheadaches and migraine relief.
When the ATBW founders knew this miracle spice they wanted to plant cinnamon trees all over the resort. Remedios Abajero contacted Dr. Rodolfo Kintanar who knows a lot about this spice.
Remedios Abajero requested him to survey the area if it is possible for the plant to grow at ATBW. Dr. Kintanar immediately flew from Manila towards Davao del Sur just to survey the area.
And now there are hundreds of cinammon tree planted in ATBW and in two years time the cinnamon barks will be ready for harvest.
This is the sole cinnamon plantation at Davao del Sur and even in Mindanao.