Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the bark of several tree species. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in wide varieties of sweet and savory dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods and teas. Cinnamon is known for benefits linked to digestion and gastrointestinal complaints, it has long been used as a home remedy for heartburn, indigestion, nausea, acne to premature ejaculation.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CINNAMON
✓ It helps to manage Type 2 Diabetes
Cinnamon can help manage this disease in two different ways. It can reduce blood pressure and have a positive effect on blood markers for those with Type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon can also reduce insulin resistance.
✓ It helps manage metabolic diseases
It is effective in reducing complications, morbidity, and mortality in metabolic syndrome, including reducing blood pressure, plasma glucose, obesity, and dyslipidemia.
✓ Appetite Suppressant
Cinnamon can also be used as an appetite suppressant to those with a sugar addiction, thanks to its naturally sweet taste.
✓ Cinnamon can be used to manage cold.
It helps clear up mucus and encourages air circulation.
✓ It can be used in the management of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases are two neurological conditions that, for the moment, are incurable. An enormous part of treating these diseases is therefore in symptom management, and this can be boosted with the addition of cinnamon to a regular regime.
✓ Cinnamon acts as an anti-carcinogen
Cinnamon extract slows the growth of cancer cells and induces cancerous cell death.
✓ Cinnamon acts as anti-inflammatory
Consumption of cinnamon could reduce both systemic and specific inflammation. Specific inflammation reduction means that consumption of cinnamon could help treat certain types of pain and headaches, as well as arthritis pain. It plays a double role in this particular type of pain.