Latin Name : Cinnamomum Cassia
Cinnamon has long been considered a “wonder food” in various cultures and science has shown that its active oil components such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol do convery certain health benefits.
- Safe, Natural Deodorising: Cinnamon sticks are an alternative to deodorising sprays, many of which carry warnings against eating in the area after you use them.
- Cholesterol: The two primary forms of cholesterol are HDL, which stands for high-density lipoprotein, and LDL, which stands for low-density lipoprotein. HDL is commonly called good cholesterol and LDL bad cholesterol. Cinnamon, even in relatively low quantities, is believed to lower a person’s LDL and thus improve the person’s cholesterol ratio and overall cardiac health.
- Inflammation: Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have anti-inflammatory properties. As arthritis is a common ailment involving inflammatory pain, cinnamon has been suggested as a potential treatment for arthritis.
- Diabetes: Cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar. Some researchers have investigated the effects of using cinnamon as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as adult-onset diabetes.
- Cinnamon tea is often touted to help with weight loss, and several studies have linked cinnamon intake to fat loss or reductions in waist circumference.
- Cinnamon tea may help make some menstrual symptoms, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and dysmenorrhea.
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