Cinnamon Stick, Cinnamon Powder, Spice

The sense of smell is powerful – and when my kids smell Cinnamon, they are going to feel warm and fuzzy all over because of the fun we’ve had in the kitchen.
But, you may be surprised to know that the history of wildlife nuisance removal service goes waaaay back – it was one of the first trade spices.
In fact, cinnamon is said in the Bible – it had been used in the combination of ingredients used to make a holy anointing oil for the tabernacle:
Moreover the Lord spake unto Moses saying,
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive an hin:
And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
Exodus 30:22-25 NKJV
The ointment or oil was used to anoint the tabernacle of the congregation, the ark of the testimony, the table and all the vessels, the candlestick, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt-offering, etc..
I find two things interesting about this passage:
This cinnamon was an ingredient in this sacred anointing oil
That is called”an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary.
Can cinnamon have health benefits as well?
There are cinnamon pills for diabetes, cinnamon bark used medicinally by the Chinese for calming stomach acids, cinnamon bark being used in India for childbirth labour, and cinnamon increasing blood circulation and creating a warm atmosphere.
Well, didn’t I begin by saying just the smell of cinnamon makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over?

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