Benefits of Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum .
Cinnamon is the bark of one of a group of trees belonging to the same family. Many related species are marketed as cinnamon. True cinnamon is from Sri Lanka and is more delicate tasting than what is commonly sold as cinnamon in the United States, which is also called cassia or Chinese cinnamon.
Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a tubular form known as a quill. Cinnamon is available in either its whole quill form (cinnamon sticks) or as ground powder.
3. Blood Sugar Control
Cinnamon has properties that help those with insulin resistance. It is therefore very popular with Type 2 diabetics who take it to control their blood sugar variations. In another study Ceylon Cinnamon was found to have an effect on blood sugar control in a rat model. If you are taking Ceylon Cinnamon for diabetes, take it in moderation as part of a healthy program of diet, proper nutrition and moderate exercise.
4. Candida Yeast Infections
Cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medicationresistant yeast infections. This applies to Escherichia coli bacteria and Candida albicans fungus. This study discovered that Cinnamon Oil was one of three leading essential oils effective against Candida.
5. Stomach Bug and Flu
Cinnamon is a powerful antibacterial. Research has shown Cinnamon is one of the most effective substances against (click the links for the research)Escherichia coli,Salmonella.,Campylobacter.
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