It is hard not to find Cinnamon or the" wonder spice" in a pantry or kitchen these days. Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of wild trees that belong to the genus "Cinnamomum". Cinnamon has been consumed since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where it was very highly prized (almost considered to be a panacea). In medieval times cinnamon was used by doctors to treat ailments such as arthritis and sore throats. Cinnamon can be used for both preventive as well as therapeutic purposes. Ongoing research has provided evidence about the health benefits of cinnamon with very few side effects .
Benefits of Cinnamon You Should Know
Types of Cinnamon
The main types of cinnamon are:
Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon), most commonly used in the Western world
Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon), which originates from southern China, is comparatively cheaper than Ceylon cinnamon.
Health Benefits of Cinnanmon
Cinnamon can be used to treat:
Bacterial & Fungal infections
Loss of appetite
High Blood Sugar Levels
High LDL levels(Bad cholestrol)
Regular and judicious use of cinnamon can prevent: