Spice rack secret destroys cold and flu viruses
In the war against colds and flus, Americans have practically gone nuclear.
We’re covering our hands in toxic antibacterial gels. We’re opening doors with handkerchiefs and are even wearing masks out in public.
But if you’re serious about avoiding the sneezing, coughing, fevers and tummy troubles that accompany cold and flu, you have a powerful weapon sitting in your spice rack right now.
And it tastes delicious on your oatmeal!
Researchers from Touro College in New York say cinnamon may be able to destroy cold, flu and other common viruses in as little as 10 minutes flat.
For their research, just presented at the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting, scientists tested a 10 percent cinnamon solution on a common virus that resembles cold, flu and even herpes.
It took just 10 minutes for the cinnamon extract to kill 99.9 percent of the virus. Scientists say they believe the cinnamon works by damaging the cell structure of the bug.
“The results validates our belief that a diet that includes a tablespoon of cinnamon once or twice a day can be effective in eliminating or preventing viruses from infecting humans and causing sickness, such as colds, flu, and even herpes,” said Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer, who led the research.
Of course, I’ve been telling you about the healing properties of cinnamon for years. It’s a staple in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines and it’s been proven to help lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure and even help control your blood sugar.
Cinnamon is also a good source of the trace mineral manganese — good for healthy bones, nerves and thyroid function.
But, if you’re interested in adding cinnamon to your health routine, never swallow a whole spoonful at once. That dry powder could coat your airways and lungs and lead to inflamed and scarred tissue.
One of the best ways to get a good dose is to boil cinnamon sticks in water to make tea. Why not give it a try and see if you can kick those recurring colds and flus for good?
Study shows household spice may ward off infection