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:

  • Common Cold

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Bacterial & Fungal infections

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Loss of appetite 

  • High Blood Sugar Levels

  • High LDL levels(Bad cholestrol)

Regular and judicious use of cinnamon can prevent:

  • Obesity

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Diabetes


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