by Laura Bankston
I don't know about
you, but just the smell of cinnamon makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.
cookies to make is Snickerdoodles because I just LOVE the smell of
them baking. There's just something warm and delicious about it.
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 might be
surprised to know that the history of Cinnamon goes waaaay back - it
was one of the first trade spices.
In fact, cinnamon
is mentioned in the Bible - it was used in the combination of
ingredients used to make a holy anointing oil for the tabernacle:
Moreover the Lord spoke 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...".
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: That cinnamon was an ingredient in
this holy anointing oil That is is called "an ointment compound
after the art of the apothecary.
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 labor, and cinnamon increasing blood circulation and
creating a warm feeling.
Well, didn't I
start out by saying just the smell of cinnamon makes me feel warm and
fuzzy all over?
About The Author
Laura Bankston is
author of Internationally selling Cooking with Kids Curriculum:
"Homeschool Cooking in a Box" and the "Homeschool
Cookbook". She currently home schools her three children,
maintains home school support websites, and manages their
family-owned service business. For information on her curriculum that
includes lots of recipes with cinnamon, visit
www.homeschoolcookbook.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org