Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees. Is from the genus Cinnamomum and is used in both sweet and delicious foods. There are two main types of cinnamon i.e. Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon) and Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon. This spice has been used for ages and below is the various reasons why this spice is widely used up to date.
Blood Sugar Regulation
It has been shown through studies that cinnamon helps in controlling blood sugar and there a choice spice for diabetics. If you are seeking for a food to help maintain stable sugar levels in your blood, cinnamon is the choice to take.
Management of Cholesterol
Cinnamon aids in keeping Low Density Lipoprotein low hence reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases. Commonly known as bad fatally is responsible for various diseases of the heart such as stroke and heart failure, occasioned by accumulation of cholesterol in the blood capillaries and arteries.
Cinnamon has been found to be quite effective in fighting infections such as ulcer-causing H.pylori among other disease causing organisms.
This great spice is quite effective in lowering pain caused by arthritis. The research done on this found that Cinnamon actually lowers the cytokines related to arthritic pain.
It has been found through research that cinnamon helps to lower incidences of spread of cancer in the body. As a result, cinnamon has been linked to successful cancer prevention from people suffering from the condition.
Menstruation and Fertility
Cinnamon has been widely associated with managing effective for menstrual pain as well as treating infertility. This is because it contains a chemical known as cinnamaldehyde.This chemical increases the hormone progesterone and reduces testosterone production in women, thereby aiding hormones balance. It also treats Erectile Dysfunction(ED)
Alzheimer’s disease Prevention
Cinnamon has been linked to management of the degenerative disease known as Alzheimer’s disease. This spice has, CEppt, an extract found in cinnamon bark. This extract has substances that deter the development of this disease.
Multiple Sclerosis Prevention
Cinnamon has been linked with prevention of the destructive effect of multiple sclerosis (MS).This, it does by doing by doing away with the need for expensive drugs to treat condition.
Cinnamon is equally effective for treating muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold and loss of appetite
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