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The Wonderful Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Updated on January 31, 2017

Wonderful Cinnamon

Health benefits of cinnamon
Health benefits of cinnamon

The Wonderful Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is also known as Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia which is Chinese Cinnamon. Cinnamon is actually derived from the bark of an evergreen tree. It is used in culinary creations throughout the world and it can also be used in tea and for various natural remedies. Ceylon Cinnamon comes from the family of Lauracae or the laurel family. You can find it in South America and is often used in South Asia and the West Indies. Cinnamon has many health benefits, and it can be used as a natural remedy for a number of ailments. Including sore throats, and halitosis.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Here are some of the health benefits of cinnamon.

1. Anti Clotting

Studies have shown that cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on the blood. It is known as a natural blood thinner and has been used to aid in the treatment of blood clots.

Reduce Cholesterol

Research has indicated that if you consume at least 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon a day it could actually help to lower LDL cholesterol levels in the body.

Regulates Blood Sugar

Including fresh cinnamon in your diet could actually help to regulate your blood sugar. This could mean that it could be of some benefit to people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.

Reduces Cancer Cells

There has no significant evidence to prove that cinnamon actually helps to cure cancer. However, a study carried out and published by experts at the United States Department of Agriculture indicated that people who consumed a least a teaspoon of cinnamon a day could reduce cancer cells, when being treated for leukemia and lymphoma.

Reduces Arthritic Pain

Research carried by the University of Columbia revealed that patients who consumed at least a teaspoon of cinnamon combined with honey actually began to feel less arthritic pain. Whereas those that did not consume the cinnamon found that their pain had not been reduced.

Preserves Food

When used in cooking it actually help your food to last for longer. Because it slows down the amount of bacteria that grows on the food.

Helps Relieve Sore Throats

Cinnamon can help to relieve a sore throat, if you consume it with honey and hot water. It reduces bacteria therefore, aiding relief and natural healing.

Good for Your Teeth

Cinnamon can also be good for your teeth when used as a mouthwash in warm water. You can also use it to brush your teeth. To inhibit bacterial growth and to help to freshen breath.

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      intriguewriter 5 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you for the comments and do stay conneccted!

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      Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Miller Lake

      Wow I love all the health benefits that come with using cinnamon thanks for the info take care and stay connected.

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      Margaret Perrottet 5 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      Interesting and useful article. I knew cinnamon was good for you, but wasn't aware of all the health benefits you mention. I'll have to start using it more often.

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      Efficient Admin 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I love to sprinkle cinnamon into fresh coffee grounds right before brewing, to give the coffee a bit of a cinnamon kick.