With special perfume, agreeable warmth, no toxins and good medical properties, cinnamon is one of the oldest spices on earth. It has been used in the production of spicy powder, cinnamon cake, cinnamon wine, cinnamon soft drinks, etc...
In the traditional medicine Ayurveda (Wisdom of Life) over 5000 years ago in India, cinnamon belongs to the “royal spices” alongside with cloves, curcumin, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cumin, nutmeg and black pepper.
The Egyptians used cinnamon around 3000 BC mainly in the fumigation and the embalmment.
In China, cinnamon has been used not only medicinally by herbalists, but mixed with construction materials of house walls for air-conditioning, antisepsis and preventing “phong ta” (harmful winds and poisonous gases). In addition, its barks and branches are suspended in homes as a kind of amulet.
Cinnamon is used as a remedy for strengthening digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory systems and as an antiseptic.
In traditional Oriental medicine, cinnamon eliminates fever and cold; it regulates Ki (vital energy) in the acupuncture meridians and brings the “fire element” back to its source. It increases vitality, excites digestion, respiration and circulation; reduces pains, antiseptic and prevents flu.
In general cinnamon has long been used to treat many diseases such as cold, cough, influenza, typhoid, sinus congestion, bronchitis, slow circulation, anesthesia, exhaustion, dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, infection, candida, intestinal parasites, contracture of hands and feet, sexual degeneration, amenorrhea, backache, knee tiredness, rheumatism, diarrhea, lice, tinea, scabies, wart calluses, toothache, broken bones and stress.
In the Oriental theory of Ki According the Oriental traditional medicine, on the human skin including feet and soles exist tiny holes called as huyet (tiny holes) where Ki (vital energy) may enter and lead the flow of Kinh Lac (acupuncture meridians), which connect all systems and organs in the body. If huyets (acupuncture holes or points) are stimulated with the appropriate techniques such as massage, acupressure, acupuncture, moxa, palm-healing (kiqong), vegetal oil rub or steam bath, many organic diseases and disorders will be regressed, the health and the life span augmented. The cinnamon oil is an effectively strong stimulant to these huyets. Moreover, when cold soles signal the deficiency of vitality, cinnamon oil will warm them.
After a long time of examining and testing the products Mr. Nguyen Dien Tran organized mass production and distributed these cinnamon insoles to Vietnam and oversea markets. On November 02, 1996, the US Government approved him the patent No 5480646. He is given exclusive rights (licensed) to produce and sell the products based in these inventions.
Today due to the high consumption level of these cinnamon insoles, many individuals and companies has produced the poor-quality imitations. For example, instead of using pure cinnamon powder, many have used powders from sundry woods mixed with poor cinnamon oil. These counterfeit cinnamon insoles cause some allergy symptoms such as: itchy erythema, headache, itchy skin, body aches, etc...
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