In Ancient Egypt, Cinnamon was a highly-priced ingredient that was at one point valued more than gold, much in the way saffron is today. It was used in an array of different processes, from food and drink to even an embalming agent. A year’s supply of Cinnamon was actually burned at the funeral of Roman Emperor Nero’s wife after he killed her accidentally as a way of showing his remorse.
Ceylon produces that much Cinnamon that in the 17th Century the Portuguese and the Dutch started a war over the island.
‘The Cinnamon Challenge’ was a social media trend hitting the world in 2016, it involved consuming (or attempting to consume) a spoonful of Cinnamon. It ended in tears, sickness, and pain.