A spice that cures, the woody scent of cinnamon reminds us of vintage kitchens. The warm-sweet taste of these fragrant quills has been delighting our senses for centuries. It was one of the first spices to be used in the ancient world. It was brought into Egypt as early as 2000BC and travelled across Europe as a luxury good. Once more valuable than gold, the health benefits of the spice are nothing short of astonishing. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces bad cholesterol and risk of heart diseases, cures type 2 diabetes, treats the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, has anti-carcinogenic properties, prevents certain cancers, and helps fight antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral infections.