Cinnamon is a spice that has pleasant taste and aroma, which make it popular for cooking, especially in beverages, bakery goods and even curries. The inner bark of a small evergreen tree is peeled, rolled in the sun, and dried into cinnamon sticks. Many medicinal and soothing properties are associated with cinnamon, which is commonly used in herbal medicine. In cinnamon bark, the distinctive aroma and flavor are due to an essential oil called cinnamaldehyde with antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. This spice also has prebiotic that can reduce digestive issues. Cinnamon is generally considered safe to consume as a culinary spice in small amounts. The spice can also be purchased in powder form.