Cinnamon Health Benefits

We find the evidence backed with hard research on why Cinnamon maybe the solution for blood sugar control, weight loss,

alertness, creating natural disinfectants, cancer prevention, IBS and much more. Take a closer look at the evidence. It is compelling.

The FDA has not approved Cinnamon to cure any medical condition. This information is presented for informational purposes and is

not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any Cinnamon.

 

1. Blood Sugar Control  

 

Several studies have found that 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.

   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2901047/

   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326760/

   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Davis+Yokoyama+Cinnamon

 

2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  

 

As a digestive cinnamon dramatically reduces the uncomfortable feelings associated with IBS especially the bloating. It does this by killing bacteria and healing

infections in the GI tract and enabling the gastric juices to work normally. A Japanese study apparently showed it to cure ulcers but this cannot be verified.

But if you do have stomach cramps or upsets, a cup of Cinnamon tea 2-3 times  per day will dramatically reduce the pain.

 

3. Arthritis/Osteoporosis  

 

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the  Copenhagen  University , it was found that when the doctors

treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out

of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of  pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move

around because of arthritis started walking without pain.  What we do know is that Cinnamon has high levels (73% DV in two sticks of Cinnamon) of

Manganese which is used to build bones, blood and other connective tissues, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The body needs manganese for optimal bone health, so   people who are deficient in the mineral are more likely to develop osteoporosis

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/442938-what-does-vitamin-manganese-do-...

    http://www.cinnamonvogue.com/DOWNLOADS/Ceylon%20Cinnamon%20effects%20on%...

 

4. Alertness, Memory & Cognitive Development  

 

According to a study by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Director of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. Cinnamon may keep you more alert and decrease your frustration when you are behind the wheel. 

   http://www.wju.edu/about/adm_news_story.asp?iNewsID=1882&strBack=/about/...

 

5. Anti-oxidant 

 

With an ORAC value of 267536 ╬╝mol TE/100g (USDA 2007) cinnamon is one of the top seven anti-oxidants in the world. The suggestion is that Anti-oxidants reduce the formation of " Free Radicals " that cause cancer.

 

6. Weight Reducer  

 

Cinnamon apparently has the effect of thinning your blood thereby increasing blood circulation. Increased blood flow generally boosts your metabolism which is why it may be helpful in weight loss. This blood thinning property of Cinnamon also helps it in acting as an anti clotting agent especially for those suffering from heart disease. Care must be taken to NOT to Cinnamon with other blood thinning medication. The main ingredient that causes your blood to thin is Coumarin which is present in high doses in Cassia Cinnamon (4%) but not in Ceylon Cinnamon (0.04%). However Coumarin causes liver damage. So taking Cassia Cinnamon for weight loss may end up causing liver damage.

 

7. Anti-Fungal 

 

Got a bad case of athletes foot? Perhaps a toe nail fungus? Cinnamon's powerful anti fungal properties are the perfect natural alternative to killing the athletes foot fungus. You can use Cinnamon sticks or even better a few drops of powerful Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil    (not to exceed 1% cinnamon oil to water) and soak your feet. Usually good results in three days with the oil. Similar results for toe tail fungus.