Cinnamon is one of the oldest, most used spices in all the world. Due to its aroma and flavor, it’s widely used in the kitchen, but now we also know that it has several different health benefits.
Cinnamon is rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces the risk of heart diseases, increases our sensitivity to insulin, lowers our blood sugar, and prevents cancer.
But did you know that this spice is also great for plants?
Cinnamon contains an active compound that can protect your plants from fungi.
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So, if you like growing plants, cinnamon can be a great ally.
Here are some more of cinnamon’s benefits for plants:
It helps your plants grow
Cinnamon helps plants in the initial phases of their development, when the seeds are just starting to sprout. Furthermore, it also strengthens the roots and stimulates growth. All you have to do is sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on the dirt near the plants.
It keeps ants away
Everyone knows that ants can be dangerous for your plants. Sprinkle a little cinnamon in your garden and all of the ants will disappear. Don’t forget to repeat this process once every two weeks, in order to guarantee its effectiveness.
It repairs damaged leaves
If your plant has damaged leaves or roots, place a little cinnamon on the affected area. Its antibacterial properties will help your plants regenerate.
It keeps mosquitoes away
Just like ants, mosquitoes can hurt your plants. In order to scare them off, all you have to do is sprinkle cinnamon on your plants. Mosquitoes can also leave their larva in stagnant water. To get rid of the larva, you can use cinnamon oil.
Try using cinnamon in your garden and tell us how it goes. It’s great because it doesn’t have any health risks for us, our plants, or our planet!