The Delicious and Useful Health Benefits Of Cinnamon

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?

Inflammation

Cinnamon contains three main chemicals: cinnamyl acetate, cinnamaldehyde, and cinnamyl alcohol.

These three components help fight blood clots by reducing inflammation.

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They also contribute to stopping the release of arachidonic acid which is a fatty acid responsible for the inflammation in your body.

When taken over a consistent period Cinnamon reduces the overall inflammation in your body.

Brain function

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.

The healthiest type of Cinnamon is Ceylon as it doesn’t contain coumarin that can cause liver and kidney side effects. Here you can see the best Ceylon Cinnamon brands and where you can buy them.

Read more about the connection between cinnamon and the brain here – http://blog.brainhq.com/2014/07/28/5-proven-brain-benefits-of-cinnamon/
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Fights bacteria

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.

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10 thoughts on “The Delicious and Useful Health Benefits Of Cinnamon”

    1. This is something you should always check with your doctor! A little bit of cinnamon probably won’t do anything, but if you’re interested in taking therapeutic amounts for the health benefits, then make sure you check with your doctor and asses the risk.

  1. there has been controversy on the different types of cinnamon to use. What type of cinnamon should you use?

    1. If you’re looking to take cinnamon medicinally, then capsules are the best way to get high doses of cinnamon in your body.

      If you’re cooking with cinnamon, then you want to use the powder or sticks. Powder is great to add to hot chocolate or baking recipes and the sticks are great for dishes that need to simmer like rice, roasts or porridge.

      Thanks for visiting!

    1. It depends what is meant by “organic”, sometimes companies use the term to mean it’s free from additives, but its cinnamon so there shouldn’t be any additives in the first place!

      If you want to use cinnamon for the health benefits usually the capsules or regular ceylon cinnamon sticks are your best option.

      Cinnamon can cause constipation but it’s not common since you have to take really large doses to achieve that. As long as you stay hydrated and don’t take excessive amounts, you should be fine.

    1. Hello, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor to minimize an interactions with your medication.

      Small doses of cinnamon are generally fine, but if you want to use it medicinally then you would probably be taking more and more on a daily basis. Check with your doctor and let them know about your plans to use cinnamon.

      It’s also helpful if you bring the cinnamon capsules/supplement that you want to take to your doctor so they know exactly what you’re planning to do.

      Thanks for visiting!

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