Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is native to Sri Lanka and we, though no longer Ceylon (Zeylan) still supply upwards of 70% of the stuff to the world. Hence I saw this video of the cinnamon challenge above, whereby two guys try to swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon, and wondered if we should try it. It looks pretty vomitous and painful but also kinda hilarious. The slow-mo video above is quite funny. However, then I watched the video below about the science of the thing and I think I’ll take a pass.
Cinnamon is a tree bark native primarily to Sri Lanka. Like any tree bark, it’s not really edible and our body can’t comfortably break it down. When you mix it with stuff it gets diluted, but if you take straight cinnamon it basically dries out the tablespoonful of saliva in your mouth and your body thinks it’s choking. Which is bad. Potentially hospital bad. So, not doing that.