Cinnamon a Powerful Medicinal Spice, Queen of Spices, Benefits and Side Effects
Few Benefits Of Cinnamon
Cinnamon is known for its calming properties, and is used as a fragrance in home, health and beauty products. It is known from thousands of years and is praised for its medicinal properties. Asian and Chinese Medicine using it for many problems like,boosting immune system, for indigestion, for respiratory problems, to treat diarrhoea etc. Cinnamon is a rich source of magnesium, calcium, fibre, vitamin C and B1.
Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, like poly-phenol. In a study that compared the activity of 26 spices, cinnamon was the topper out ranking the super foods like garlic and oregano. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16190627)
Cinnamon has powerful anti inflammatory properties. Cinnamon also shown to reduce the bad effect of using high fat food contents, which can help in weight loss plan.
Cinnamon also proven useful in poly cystic ovarian syndrome which is caused by insensitivity to the Insulin hormone. In PCOS women do not often get regular periods, and become obese. So Many doctors suggest Metformin as a first step of treatment.
A study in Columbia University New York carried an experiment on a group of women and find out cinnamon proved very effective to regulate their menstrual cycle.Instead two of the women became pregnant without any other help or medicine.
A link of the study is given below.
Cinnamon For Infertility
In China, Japan and in other Asian countries like Pakistan an India if a women is having problem in conceiving, then they have been prescribed cinnamon powder. Just take a pinch of Cinnamon and mix it with half teaspoon of honey and rub it in your gums so it slowly incorporates in your system.If the women have sign of insulin resistance then it can reduce your body weight and will make you ovulate more often. This honey and cinnamon mixture will also boost your immune system and will protect you from viral infections and diseases. Due to its anti bacterial properties and warming properties it increase blood flow and blood oxygen level to your uterus and make it strong. Other benefits are given below.
High Blood Pressure:
Italian researchers gave their patient regular dose of cinnamon and saw remarkable improvement.
Drink honey and cinnamon water daily in morning and in evening and it will make you slim.
It also relieved stomach pain and people who have gas problem can use it with equal quantity of honey and cinnamon before their meal.
Cold, Sore Throat:
It's a natural remedy for cold, take cinnamon tea with addition of honey. Chinese doctor prescribe it mostly for phlegm cough.
One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has 0.33mg (16% DV) Manganese, 0.76 mg (4% DV) Iron, 24.56 mg (2% DV) Calcium. Manganese apparently works as an enzyme activator and plays an important role in building good structure and bone metabolism.
Mix 4 parts of cinnamon with1 part of honey and apply on your tooth until pain subsides.
Rub a mixture of cinnamon with olive oil into the scalp before shampoo. You will see hair soon.
Use it in any oil to have massage of painfull area or drop a tea spoon in your bath to have relaxing bath. It will ease muscle pain as well.
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A Soothing Cup Of Cinnamon Tea Recipe
With Tea Bag:
- Take a cup of hot water.
- Put your cinnamon tea bag.
- Let it steep for five minutes.
- Add a teaspoon of honey.
With Cinnamon Stick:
- Boil a cup of hot water in a saucepan.
- Break a cinnamon stick and add 2 inch piece in boiling water.
- Let it Simmer for 10 minutes on lowest flame.
- Add lemon and honey if you like.
Side Effects Of Cinnamon
Anything in excess is bad for health. Same is cinnamon. If you use it in large quantities on regular basis you might face some negative effects.
- Chinese Cinnamon or Cassia Cinnamon contains coumarin which is a toxic compound if used in high doses can damage the liver and kidneys.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding,cinnamon could stimulate blood flow which cause uterus to contract. This will be dangerous for fetus.
- Cinnamon can increase the heart rate, hence if you have heart condition please avoid cinnamon.
- Cinnamon is a natural antibiotic, if you are prescribed any antibiotics then do not use cinnamon along it.