It has been used since medieval times to cure diarrhea, indigestion and bloating.The very famous use of cinnamon with Honey in a hot water , can make your weight loss.I am addicted to Cinnamon flavored coffee a lot.
Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of the cinnamomum tree. The inner bark is then extracted and the woody parts removed from it.When it dries, it forms strips that curl into rolls, called cinnamon sticks. The sticks can be ground to form cinnamon powder.There are two types of Cinnamon , Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
- Antioxidants protect the body from oxidation damage caused by free radicals.Cinnamon is loaded with powerful Antioxidants like polyphenols.
- Cinnamon has Anti-inflammatory Properties because some studies show that the antioxidants in it have potent anti-inflammatory activity.
- Calcium and fiber improves colon health and it decreases levels of cholesterol.Thus reducing chances of Heart disease.
- Cinnamon used in Type 2 diabetes patients to control Blood sugar level.Cinnamon can reduce insulin resistance and cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels.
- Cinnamon is used in Neuro-degenerative Diseases like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.It consists of compounds which helps buildup protein in brain and protect neurons and normalizing brain functions.
- Cinnamon's Scent Boosts Brain Function.Just half a teaspoon added to cakes, biscuits or puddings fills the kitchen with an intoxicating scent guaranteed to stimulate the appetite and raise the spirits.
- Cinnamon has been used in cancer prevention and treatment.It reduces the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors,causing cell death.
- Cinnamon oil has been shown to effective in treating Bacterial and Fungal Infections. Cinnamaldehyde, the main active component of cinnamon, may help fight various kinds of infection.
Tip -Just make sure to get Ceylon Cinnamon (true cinnamon), or stick to small doses (no more than 0.5-2 teaspoons a day) if you’re using the Cassia variety.