I have a little book which contains lots of scribbled notes where I collect....emmm...best start at the beginning....
Cinnamon ...yes... Cinnamon!
I'm sure all of you have used it at sometime or other;sprinkled over a custard pudding,a rice pudding, on an apple tart or over an ice-cream sundae...
RIGHT NOW don't go away I'm not going into a long long list of dishes where cinnamon can be used nor am I going to praise the culinary attributes of this spice as many as there are. My aim is to share the following two tips about the medicinal use of cinnamon with you.
That's it you see my mini-hobby I collect home remedies...sensible home remedies of course...which I do try myself and discard if I come to the conclusion its plain.... rubbish. I've picked them up here and there from my Gran,my mother,a neighbour, the lady at the fruit stall,from a magazine perhaps and so many different sources.
Getting back to Cinnamon the wonder spice and if you can bear with me a moment and jot down the following instructions:
and there you have it a remedy,which does work, to relieve flatulence,
that bothersome and at times embarrassing complaint .... WIND.
but that's not all
now jot down this
A quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of cornflour in 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk. Stir well and drink quickly to coat and soothe the stomach. Not so nasty to drink as the previous remedy!
Works wonders to stop diarrhoea (non viral)!
However these are home remedies....and are no substitute for a visit to the doctor if you have a lasting complaint.
Sunday tomorrow ....enjoy!