6 Surprising Uses for Cinnamon

6 Surprising Uses for Cinnamon

With all this Christmas spirit about, cinnamon is a spice that comes to mind when cooking and creating delicious festive dishes. This spice is actually often associated with Christmas with its warm and comforting flavour and smell. We share a few surprising uses for cinnamon below.

Moth Repellant

If you struggle with moths getting into your clothing and linen cupboards, then cinnamon is your new best friend! Fill a small sachet with a cinnamon stick, a tablespoon of black peppercorns and a tablespoon of whole cloves to create the ultimate moth repellant. Place your sachet in a drawer or hang it in your closet and the moths won’t want to visit.

Erase Scuff Marks & Scratches

If you have wooden furniture that has some scuff marks and scratches you want to get rid of, why not try and use cinnamon? Rub a pinch of ground cinnamon onto the damaged area and watch it disappear in front of your eyes.

Athlete’s Foot Cure

If you’re struggling with athlete’s foot, cinnamon has the power to help cure it. All you need to do is soak your feet in cinnamon tea. To make this tea, boil water and add a few cinnamon sticks. Soak your feet in this for a few minutes each evening.

Curb Those Cravings

Cinnamon helps to regulate your blood sugar which helps prevent those lunchtime cravings for something sweet. Make sure you set yourself up for success in the morning by sprinkling some cinnamon in your cup of coffee or over your morning oats or cereal.

Eliminates Ants

Ants really don’t like cinnamon, which makes it great for getting rid of them. Sprinkle some along your windowsills to deter the ants. You’ll need to replace this if it rains or the cinnamon gets wet.

In the Car

Adding a few sticks of cinnamon in your car not only works as an air freshener, but studies have shown that the scent of cinnamon helps to improve alertness and reduce anxiety, which makes for a much less stressful commute!

With so many surprising uses for cinnamon, it’s well worth your while to keep a few sticks of cinnamon around the house. At Anat, we love the flavour it adds to our dishes and it is a must in Middle Eastern cooking. Visit your nearest Anat to enjoy one of our delicious meals.