Cinnamon sticks sold per 10g
Crumble a cinnamon stick into a powder and add it to curries, homemade biscuit and cake mixtures, apple pie, sweet bread dough, rice pudding and other desserts. Sprinkle it over or add it whole to a serving of ice cream. Make a mug of hot chocolate and stir it with a cinnamon stick to enhance the flavor. Make a soothing cinnamon tea by infusing a cinnamon stick in hot water. Crumble and mix it with sugar and sprinkle it over freshly fried doughnuts. Cinnamon also works well with hot beef curries and Indian Biriyanis. If using several cinnamon sticks for cooking, save time by grinding them in a blender or coffee grinder.
Cinnamon is highly antiseptic, as it has a high phenol content, which makes it an effective mouthwash and toothache remedy. Chew a cinnamon stick to relieve a toothache and freshen the breath. Grind it, add it to water with fresh mint and gargle as a mouthwash. Cinnamon also aids weak digestion, and helps ease muscle pain, rheumatism and arthritis, so try chewing a cinnamon stick, make tea with it or grind the cinnamon stick and add it to food if you suffer from any of these complaints.