Everyone knows how delicious cinnamon is! But are you aware of the many benefits of cinnamon?
The strong, seductive smell reminds many of us of our favorite foods & desserts.
However, cinnamon is also a great natural medicine to include in your daily diet.
Sri Lanka is responsible for up 90% of the world’s cinnamon supply. Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tree called a Cinnamomum.
China, Vietnam, and Burma are responsible for a significant portion Cinnamomum trees.
Cinnamon has a long history as a medicinal remedy. The use of cinnamon goes back as early as 2700 BC throughout Europe, China, India & Egypt!
Here are some benefits of cinnamon you may not be familiar with!
What does cinnamon help with?
Cinnamon contains three main chemicals: cinnamyl acetate, cinnamaldehyde, and cinnamyl alcohol.
These three components help fight blood clots by reducing inflammation.
When taken over a consistent period Cinnamon reduces the overall inflammation in your body.
Research shows Cinnamon has a positive effect on how your brain functions. Cinnamon helps with your ability to focus, your recognition memory, working memory and visual-motor response speed.
Other research shows cinnamon may be beneficial in slowing down mental declines that are caused by age.
Read more about the connection between cinnamon and the brain here – http://blog.brainhq.com/2014/07/28/5-proven-brain-benefits-of-cinnamon/
The compounds in the essential oils of cinnamon are anti-microbial, meaning they help to fight bacteria.
Cinnamon fights against bacteria & fungi that are known to cause yeast infections.
Cinnamon also works as a natural food preservative, used to fight off bacteria in unpasteurized juices.