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Get the Benefits of Cinnamon

Updated on February 19, 2013

I love the sweet smell of cinnamon in breads. I enjoy having cinnamon in my coffee and hot chocolate, too. In fact, I make my own cinnamon tea with honey during the cold days.

What I love most about cinnamon however, is the health benefits I get each time I’m having them.



Cinnamon has got to be the oldest spice in the world. It goes way back to the ancient times when the Egyptians are yet the rulers of the world. Cinnamon used to be enjoyed only by the royalties. Now, everyone gets to enjoy the wonders and benefits of cinnamon spice.

Health benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon provides us with the following nutritional benefits:

  • Beta-carotene
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Fiber

Regular intake of cinnamon reduces the risk of having colon cancer. Calcium and fiber helps cleanse our body by eliminating bile salts from our liver. This toxic body wastes may harm the colon, if not removed.

Cinnamon is also good for the diabetics. Fiber helps lower our cholesterol levels; and help regulate our blood sugar levels. These benefits lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.


Cinnamon is always good on black coffee...
Cinnamon is always good on black coffee...
hot cafe mocha...
hot cafe mocha...

Benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon oil has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. It’s a very powerful anti-oxidant, as well. It has anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory agents. The cinnamon is used in the early times to treat colds and other respiratory ailments. When combined with honey, cinnamon works well with arthritis condition.

Cinnamon promotes digestive health. Adding cinnamon with coffee for instance, instigates the release of bowels out of our system. It benefits the constipated, therefore. It may also used to treat digestive conditions such as flatulence, stomach upset or indigestion and diarrhea.

There are studies showing that the mere smell of cinnamon tends to increase our memory recall and improves brain functions. Try sifting cinnamon scents when you’re going to have a meeting or an important exam; and see how cinnamon fairs.


Cinnamon in a hot drink...
Cinnamon in a hot drink...
...or a cold beverage. So good!
...or a cold beverage. So good!

The benefits of cinnamon are not limited to our body, too. It’s anti-microbial properties is used by many to preserve foods. Others use the spice to deodorize their homes and drive away fungi and bacteria.


You’re missing out of a whole lot of health benefits from cinnamon, if you haven’t had one today.



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    • beingwell profile imageAUTHOR

      beingwell 

      5 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks, peggy! We always have cinnamon in our hot drinks.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I had read good things about cinnamon and also ginger. I agree that it is good in coffee as well as in other foods. I did not realize that it enhances memory. Guess I should be increasing my cinnamon intake! Ha! Up, interesting and sharing.

    • beingwell profile imageAUTHOR

      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      I use the powder daily, urmi..hihihi

    • urmilashukla23 profile image

      Urmila 

      6 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great hub. I take cinnamon pill everyday. Thanks for sharing it.

    • beingwell profile imageAUTHOR

      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      I love them too! I just had some today. :)

    • beingwell profile imageAUTHOR

      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks GD! All the best!

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 

      6 years ago

      I'm glad there are so many health benefits 'cos I love cinnamon. It's such a sweet and pleasant spice. Thanks for sharing your knowlege.

    • greeneryday profile image

      greeneryday 

      6 years ago from Some tropical country

      I love the sweet aroma of cinnamon but I have never realized it also offer some benefits too, thank you for sharing. Voted up for useful!

    • beingwell profile imageAUTHOR

      beingwell 

      6 years ago from Bangkok

      Sure thing clason.

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