Advice 1: How to use cinnamon sticks

Sticks of cinnamon – an aromatic spice made from the bark of the eponymous tree. It is a source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It is widely used in cooking and medicine. The use of cinnamon lowers blood sugar, stimulates brain function, improves appetite and normalizes digestion.
How to use cinnamon sticks
You will need
  • Food qi-Mesa:
  • - 1 kg of carrots;
  • - Cup of raisins;
  • - 10-12 pieces of prunes;
  • - cinnamon stick;
  • - 5 tablespoons of sugar;
  • - 2 tablespoons of lemon juice;
  • - 2 tablespoons liquid honey;
  • - salt and pepper to taste.
  • Tea with cinnamon:
  • - cinnamon stick;
  • - 2 teaspoons of black tea;
  • - 0.5 liters of water;
  • - sugar to taste.
Use sticks of cinnamon in cooking. In the East they are added to spicy dishes of lamb and chicken in the Caucasus – in the meat, vegetable stew, put in rice, kharcho and chikhirtma. In Russia, traditionally prepared with the addition of cinnamon porridge and milk soups.
Use a spice to flavor marinades, sauces, preserves, compotes and cheese dishes.
Sticks of cinnamon can be added in liquid food. Put them minutes in seven to ten or until cooked immediately before serving, pre-fry a few minutes in vegetable oil until fragrant. If you are going to grind the cinnamon sticks then fry in a hot pan without adding oil.
Combine cinnamon with dishes of carrots, spinach, dairy, corn and red cabbage and pears, apples and quince. Add spice in cold fruit soups made with fresh or dried fruit.
Prepare a delicious and healthy dish of the Jewish cuisine qi-months. To do this, wash, peel and shred the carrot. Fry it in vegetable oil. Raisins and prunes wash and soak. Remove prune pits. Add to the pan the carrots, raisins, prunes. Add the sugar, salt and put on medium fire to stew, stirring occasionally. After an hour, place the cinnamon, honey, pepper, pour the lemon juice and continue to simmer for ten minutes.
Add spice in various drink: yogurt, kefir, coffee, hot chocolate, punch and mulled wine. In Mexico it is customary to stir the hot chocolate and coffee in a Cup not a spoon, and a stick of cinnamon.
Make a tea, which is used as a warming remedy for colds and flu. Pour a stick of cinnamon 0.5 liters of boiling water, steep for ten minutes. Then carefully heat the infusion, not bringing to the boil. Pour the tea in a dry (pre-warmed) teapot and pour in hot broth with spice. Cover the kettle with a lid and in about five minutes, pour into cups.
For lowering blood pressure add one stick of cinnamon in a glass of kefir, let stand ten or fifteen minutes, then remove and drink before bedtime.
Pregnant high doses of cinnamon contraindicated.

*Store cinnamon sticks should be in closed glass jars. The maximum shelf life of a year.
Useful advice
*Cinnamon sticks to add to cold dishes just before serving, while hot for ten minutes until tender. During prolonged heat treatment the cinnamon will taste bitter.

*When cooking qi month you can add different dried fruits and nuts.

Advice 2: Scented sticks: benefit or harm

With the advent of the popularity of the ancient teachings of Feng Shui and other attributes of the Eastern culture, more and more people began to use scented sticks. Some use incense for magical rites, others as a flavoring air.
Scented sticks: benefit or harm

The beneficial properties of incense

Incense sticks have antiproteinase, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, in some countries, where high humidity, incense fumigate the premises to protect yourself and your family from viral and fungal diseases. And in the middle ages, when the world plague raged, incited aromatic bonfires of pine trees. They gave acrid smoke, which spread throughout the city. Modern inhabitants of the planet, also will not damage prevention of the disease through incense. For example, as a disinfectant you can light candles with the scent of lavender, pine, cedar or eucalyptus.

It is also believed that incense sticks affect the human nervous system and help to cope with certain diseases. So, the aroma of cinnamon, rosemary, patchouli enhance memory, give courage, inspire optimism. Rose, sandalwood, lilac, Lily, lavender, Jasmine to help relax after a hard day, relieve stress. Lemon and eucalyptus contribute to the rapid cure colds, relieve headaches, strengthen the immune system. Want to protect yourself from negative influences, evil eye or damage, okuribito your house sticks with the scent of frankincense, Mandarin, Lotus, juniper. In addition, incense can rid your home of insects. If you fill the room with scent of peppermint, eucalyptus or lemon, will disappear mosquitoes and moths.

When the sticks are harmful

Scientific studies have shown that frequent use of incense contribute to the development of lung cancer. It should be noted that this does not apply to those people who smokes in the premises with the sticks not more than 2 times a week.

Candles with a strong smell can cause headaches or allergic reactions. Therefore, the choice of fragrance should be approached with great responsibility. Examine the value of scents and their effect on the body. If the smell of equivale causing you discomfort, it should be abandoned.

Harmful to health, cheap candles of dubious quality. To purchase perfumes is recommended only in specialized stores responsible for the quality of the product. Choosing curiatii, check to see whether exudes a pungent smell through the packaging – this product is better not to buy. Quality sticks must not consist of synthetic components. Otherwise they will cause irreparable harm to the health.

You can't light multiple sticks with different odors. Otherwise the aromatherapy will not give positive results. Also, do not fumigate unventilated premises.

By following some simple rules for the use of incense, you can be sure that any harm they inflict. But envelop a pleasant aroma and will give a lot of positive emotions.
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