Cinnamon is a culinary spice and a medicinal herb obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum and had been used since the ancient times.The medicinal uses of cinnamon are many. It is used to improve digestion and also to provide relief from many digestive disorders such as diarrhea, flatulence and nausea.
Studies have shown that cinnamon has the ability to regulate blood sugar and this property makes it useful as an herbal treatment for diabetes. According to a study, just 2.5 ml of cinnamon a day reduced the level
of blood sugar in those suffering from type 2 diabetes. It also reduced levels of triglyceride, LDL cholesterol and the total cholesterol.
It is also thought to be effective in eradicating yeast infections that have become immune to other medications.Consumption of cinnamon generates warmth in the system and as such is useful for people who have cold feet and hands. Cinnamon is also considered beneficial for those suffering from arthritis.
A study was carried out in which arthritis patients were given one tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon in powdered form, every day before breakfast. The participants in the study reported a significant reduction in the pain in a very short period of time.
It also helps get rid of common cold, flu and headaches. Also, cinnamon has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties and is effective against the E.Coli bacteria that cause contamination in food. Topical applications prepared with cinnamon are used for healing minor skin infections.Cinnamon can be toxic in very high doeses – coumarin is a significant component of cinnamon – coumarin contenthas been limited by the EU to a maximum amount of 50 mg per kg of dough in seasonal foods, and 15 mg per kg in everyday baked foods.
In general use, Cinnamon is relatively safe and rarely causes any side effects. However, those with ulcers should not consume it in large doses, as it may irritate the stomach lining and pregnant women should also avoid
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