Cinnamon has long been known for its medicinal and culinary properties. The ancient Egyptians used this spice in their mummification process. In the first century AD, Europeans valued cinnamon so highly that they paid 15 times more for it than for silver. Rich in essential oil, cinnamon contains cinnamyl acetate and cinnamon alcohol, which have therapeutic effects. According to research, chronic inflammation plays a critical role in the development of various neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and meningitis. In Asian countries, where people regularly consume spices, the level of this kind of disease is much lower than in the West. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties, its warming effect stimulates blood flow and increases oxygen levels in the blood, which helps fight infection. Soak a sprig of cinnamon in water for a while, drink the resulting infusion. According to a study, cinnamon increases glucose metabolism by about 20 times, which greatly enhances the ability to regulate blood sugar levels. Cinnamon has previously been considered as a potential insulin substitute for type 2 diabetics due to its insulin-like active ingredient.