How to Boil Cinnamon Sticks

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Cinnamon sticks have various uses.
Cinnamon sticks have various uses. (Image: cinnamon image by Alexandra Gnatush-Kostenko from Fotolia.com)

Boiled cinnamon sticks can give your home a lovely fragrance, make a delicious tea and add spice to a favorite recipe. According to Prevention, German researchers found that cinnamon also regulates blood sugar by stimulating insulin receptors. Whether you use it to cook, for therapeutic purposes or to enhance your home’s scent, boiling cinnamon sticks is a task that you can accomplish with ease.

Combine cinnamon sticks and water in a small pot. Use one cinnamon stick for each cup of water added.

Bring the cinnamon sticks and water to a boil. Let the cinnamon and water boil until the water starts to turn brown.

Reduce heat to a low temperature and simmer the cinnamon sticks and water. Allow them to simmer for five minutes before turning off the stove.

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