Canela de Velho is a plant originated in the Brazilian Northeast, more specifically in regions of the states of Bahia and Sergipe. The leaves of the plant are used to make a very effective tea in the treatment of diseases that affect the joints and bones, such as osteoarthritis. Its properties can provide lasting benefits for patients. In this article you will learn more about the plant, as well as how to prepare and consume your tea.

Action against arthrosis

The main properties of old cinnamon are: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic. Together, these three actions are capable of ending the problems arising from the disease called arthrosis, which can affect anyone, but especially the elderly. In this way, the tea from the plant eliminates swelling and pain caused by this problem.

Subsequent cases of osteoarthritis are also treated with the drink made from old man’s cinnamon, for example: arthritis, back pain, bursitis, knee pain, joint discomfort, tendonitis and other rheumatic problems.

Other benefits of the herb

Old cinnamon can also be used to treat digestive and liver diseases. Because it has flavonoids, it is a powerful antioxidant and, for this reason, it can eliminate free radicals, as well as prevent or delay the onset of some types of cancer. In addition, the patient who suffers from intestinal problems, stomach and herniated discs can and should use this herb tea, because with its properties these diseases disappear or get a significant improvement.

Old man’s cinnamon tea recipe

First, you have to know how to choose the best herb to buy. Often, the way supermarkets package the plant leads to loss of properties and mold. In open markets, where the leaves are exposed to the sun and dust, it is possible that irreversible damage to the old man’s cinnamon occurs. Therefore, analyze it carefully at the time of purchase and only do it if you notice that it is in perfect condition for use.

To make the tea is simple, just put 200 ml of water in a pot and put it on the fire. Then wait for the liquid to come to a boil, then add a teaspoon of the herb, cover the container, and let it boil for approximately 15 minutes. After the specified time, drink the tea no more than three times a day, without sugar or sweetener. The ideal times would be fasting in the morning, before lunch and before bed. Another tip is never to reheat the drink for consumption, once the tea has been made and not taken, it is not enough to heat it up, as the properties will no longer be effective.