Cinnamon is native to
India and Sri Lanka and also grown in Indonesia,
Brazil, Vietnam, and Egypt, Cinnamon is extensively
cultivated as a spice and medicine. Its leaves have a distinctive scent similar
An ancient spice, the inner bark of cinnamon leaves a pleasurable and warm taste on the tongue. Its indubitable health benefits are not that well known to the world and still many researches are going on in the different parts of the planet. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
In Ayurveda cinnamon is used for diabetes and now many researches points its effectiveness in Diabetes—Scientists are conducting tests for its efficiency in treating diabetes and hypoglycemic alike as it is emerging to work with insulin to help stabilize and regulating blood sugar levels in the body.
Antimicrobial- Many studies have suggested that Cinnamon has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in un-pasteurized juices. In another study cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant Candida albicans, the fungus that causes yeast infections and Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers.
Aromatic-One study found that smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory thus for aroma therapy for brain health.
Aid against Digestive upsets and colds-Cinnamon’s stimulant action has made it a favorite remedy for digestive upsets. As an infusion, it helps to soothe gas, bloating, nausea, and indigestion, as well as speed recovery from gastrointestinal infection.
Prevent stomach ulcers- As it has antibacterial and antifungal activity, and acts against Heliobacter pylori, an organism that can cause stomach ulcers.
Good for children- Cinnamon provides good help in treating colds, flu, chest infection, and coughs, its pleasant treatment can be safely given to children.
Other uses- Cinnamon’s ability to stimulate the circulation is often unnoticed; taken long-term; it strengthens blood flow to the hands and feet, helping those with poor peripheral circulation. It can also be taken on a regular basis—one recommendation is a teaspoon of cinnamon powder at night—to support stable blood sugar levels.
Hormonal Balance- Cinnamon holds a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show boost the hormone progesterone and reduce testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones and thus a natural cure for infertility.
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