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Herod financed his many building projects, not only through taxes, but also through the spice trade. Herod controlled the international trade routes for the spice trade. This trade was one of the reason Herod warred with the Nabateans and for his ties with them, as well as his penetration into Moab. He also developed specialized agriculture, growing spices, medicinal plants, and dates in the Jordan Valley. Dates provided the main sweetener of the day.
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I read somewhere that Herod the Great got controlling monopoly of (or at least taxed) all spice trades through a large area, including myrrh. So the great wealth he had to build the 3rd temple was from myrrh trade.
Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees, and has a long history as a culinary and medicinal plant. Its uses in traditional medicine include the treatment of colds, congestion and diarrhea, and modern science has found that it is high in antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and slow the progress of aging. More specifically, the spice appears promising in the fight against diabetes.
"Not only does cinnamon activate essential enzymes in the body thus stimulating the receptors in the cells so they will respond more efficiently to insulin, but it also inhibits the enzymes responsible for deactivating ... causing insulin resistance," writes David W Tanton in the book "Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, And Stimulants -- Dangerous Drugs on Trial."
Cinnamon has even outperformed pharmaceuticals. In a study published in the "Journal of Diabetic Medicine," participants given cinnamon supplements experienced greater improvement in blood sugar levels than participants given standard diabetes drugs.