Benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon
1. Cinnamon is the bark of one of a group of trees belonging to the same family. Many related species are marketed as cinnamon. True cinnamon is from Sri Lanka and is more delicate tasting than what is commonly sold as cinnamon in the United States, which is also called cassia or Chinese cinnamon. .....
Description
2. Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a tubular form known as a quill. Cinnamon is available in either its whole quill form (cinnamon sticks) or as ground powder. .....
Blood Sugar Control
3. 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. In another study Ceylon Cinnamon was found to have an effect on blood sugar control in a rat model. If you are taking Ceylon Cinnamon for diabetes, take it in moderation as part of a healthy program of diet, proper nutrition and moderate exercise. .....
Candida Yeast Infections
4. Cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medicationresistant yeast infections. This applies to Escherichia coli bacteria and Candida albicans fungus. This study discovered that Cinnamon Oil was one of three leading essential oils effective against Candida. .....
Stomach Bug and Flu
5. Cinnamon is a powerful antibacterial. Research has shown Cinnamon is one of the most effective substances against (click the links for the research)Escherichia coli,Salmonella.,Campylobacter. .....
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
6. 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. .....
Cancer Preventer
7. Cinnamon oil is a promising solution in the treatment of Tumors, Gastric Cancers and Melanomas. Research studies show that sugar maybe causing or sustaining cancer cells and cinnamon may have a mitigating effect by controlling blood sugar levels in the body. .....
Arthritis or Osteoporosis
8. Cinnamon helps arthritis is from personal testimonials. Some people claim drinking Cinnamon tea helps the pain from arthritis while others claim a Cinnamon Oil based massage oil helps ease the pain. .....
AntiBacterial or Anti Microbial
9. Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil is a powerful antibacterial and makes a great natural disinfectant. Cinnamon oil had the best anti microbial activity among three oils against Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus , Aspergillus oryzae , and Penicillium digitatum according to this abstract.. .....
Food Preservative
10. Cinnamon is effective in inhibiting bacterial growth. This maybe one reason why it is widely used in food preparation in hot Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, virtually every dish has a pinch of Cinnamon in it. In addition to great flavor, Ceylon Cinnamon in combination with other spices like Turmeric and Chili may have been an indigenous solution to preserve food without a refrigerator. .....
Odor Neutralizer
11. Pure Cinnamon Leaf oil not only smells great but is an effective odor neutralizer as it kills bacteria that creates bad odors and not just mask odors. All you need is 25 drops of Cinnamon leaf oil mixed with water on a diffuser and within minutes all odors are neutralized. Alternatively spray diluted Cinnamon Leaf Oil and wipe down toilets, floors and kitchen counter tops, garbage cans and the interior of vehicles to rapidly remove foul odors. Far better than any chemical sprays. It also has the effect of improving your mood. .....
Alertness Memory and Cognitive Development
12. This hard to verify German study cited in this article those taking Cinnamon improved their response times and memory recall. While not scientific, our personal experience suggests pretty good results in alertness and concentration. .....
Antioxidant
13. Cinnamon is one of the top seven antioxidants in the world. The suggestion is that Antioxidants reduce the formation of Free Radicals that cause cancer. This study found Cinnamon has sufficient antioxidant properties and makes for improved food palatability. .....
Weight Reducer
14. 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. .....
Massage Therapy
15. Cinnamon is a well known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil it is highly effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain. Some put a few drops in their bath to relax and to sooth tired and aching muscles. .....
AntiFungal
16. Cinnamons 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. .....
Lowering LDL cholesterol & triglycerides
17. Cinnamon could lower cholesterol is indirectly via how the body processes sugar and fat. But there is no direct effect on cholesterol. The consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of total cholesterol, LDLC, and triglyceride levels, and an increase in HDLC (the good cholesterol) levels, but qualified it by saying that applying it to patient care is difficult. .....
Ecoli Fighter or Salmonella
18. One of the most effective Ecoli fighters because of its anti microbial properties. Mix cinnamon oil with hydrogen peroxide and spray your cutting board and kitchen sink especially after you have cut meats. Spray it in your refrigerator. Its safe and natural. .....
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
19. Again the antibacterial properties of Cinnamon play a crucial role in getting rid of harmful bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums. Its one of the reasons that Cinnamon Oil is often used in chewing gums, mouthwashes, toothpaste and breath mints. .....
Nutrients
20. One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder (a realistic dose) has 0.33mg (16% DV) Manganese, 0.76 mg (4% DV) Iron, 24.56 mg (2% DV) Calcium. This data was calculated from this site. We have also presented USDA figures with RDA % (see chart below) which we think is more accurate, although we cannot confirm the Manganese levels in Cinnamon from any reliable source. .....
Insect Repellant
21. The anti microbial qualities of Cinnamon Leaf oil is often used for head lice treatment, black ant control, bed bugs, dust mites, and roaches. It is well known as a defense against mosquitoes. This WebMD article sites a Taiwanese study which found that it not only kills Mosquito larvae but also acts as a bug repellant. This paper suggests that real Cinnamon Oil as opposed to Cinnamon extract is the best for a broad range anti microbial activity. .....
Cold Sore Throat and Cough
22. Cinnamon Tea or Cinnamon stick Tea. It is said to stop an impending illness in its tracks. Again this is related to the anti bacterial properties and warming properties of Cinnamon and its propensity to increase blood flow and thereby improve blood oxygen levels to fight illness. Chinese traditional medicine commonly recommends Cinnamon for phlegm coughs. .....
Alzheimers Disease
23. Cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimers inducing genes. Another study also finds that orally administered Cinnamon extract has had good success in correcting Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimers Disease in Animal Models. .....
PMS
24. The high levels of Manganese Cinnamon may be an excellent candidate to mitigate the effects of PMS. According to the University of Maryland web site women who ate 5.6 mg of manganese in their diets each day had fewer mood swings and cramps compared to those who ate only 1 mg of manganese. These results suggest that a manganese rich diet may help reduce symptoms of PMS. .....
Depression or Reduced irritability or Mood Enhancer
25. Cinnamon is the best cure for the winter blues. The only scientific evidence we can find to support this theory is this study by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Director of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. The study found that the scent of Cinnamon reduced driver irritability. .....
Fungal infections
26. According to the National Institutes of Health, cinnamaldehyde a chemical found in Cassia cinnamon can help fight against bacterial and fungal infections. Cinnamon is particularly popular because it has low levels of Coumarin. compared to Cassia Cinnamon found in your grocery store. .....
Diabetes
27. The study authors concluded that consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. and that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. .....
HIV
28. Cinnamon may potentially be effective against HIV4. According to the study authors, the most effective extracts against HIV1 and HIV2 are respectively Cinnamomum cassia (bark) and Cardiospermum helicacabum (shoot + fruit). .....
Multiple Sclerosis
29. Cinnamon may help stop the destructive process of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a neurological scientist at Rush University Medical Center. Cinnamon could help eliminate the need to take some expensive and unpleasant drugs. .....
Lower the negative effects of high fat meals
30. Penn State researchers revealed that diets rich in cinnamon can help reduce the bodys negative responses to eating highfat meals. Cinnamon is best known as a spice, sprinkled on toast and lattes. But extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have also been used traditionally as medicine throughout the world. .....
Risks and Precautions
31. Some people who are sensitive to cinnamon may be at an increased risk of liver damage after consuming cinnamonflavored foods, drinks and food supplements. cinnamon contains coumarin, which has been linked to liver damage. Ceylan cinnamon contains less coumarin than Cassia cinnamon. .....
reduces LDL cholesterol levels
32. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels. LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol. Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is a natural food preservative. Sensitive people who consume cinnamonflavored foods, drinks and food supplements may have a higher risk of liver damage. .....
has natural antiinfectious
33. It has natural antiinfectious compounds. In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcercausing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens. . It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese .....
It reduces pain linked to arthritis
34. Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain. cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease. .....
effective for menstrual pain
35. Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones. Lab studies have found that cinnamon may reduce inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria. .....
its antiinflammatory properties
36. Chronic inflammation has been linked to many health concerns and harmful diseases, such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, cancer, diabetes, infertility, obesity, PCOS, IBS, Crohns, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Cinnamon tea is a natural, tasty way to fight and protect against the potentially destructive effects of inflammation. .....
Cinnamon is filled with potent antioxidants
37. Cinnamons antioxidant levels are comparable with other highantioxidant foods, as well for example, just one teaspoon of ground cinnamon has as many antioxidants as 1/2 cup of blueberries! Its essential that we include antioxidantrich foods and beverages in our diet, because antioxidants provide us with so many health benefits... .....
Cinnamon improves circulation
38. Poor circulation can affect the body in all sorts of ways, from varicose veins to constipation to painful joints. Cinnamon tea is naturally warming and helps to increase blood flow. Cinnamon is a natural blood thinner, as well. .....
Cinnamon teas reputation as a weightloss tea is growing
39. Cinnamon also helps your digestive tract work the way it should (essential for weight loss and for feeling good, too!). Cinnamon tea stabilizes blood sugar levels, so you feel satiated and have fewer cravings. Another benefit cinnamon is a flavorful addition to your diet and, when your food tastes good, youll feel satisfied sooner and eat less (meaning fewer calories going in!). .....
Ward off a chill with cinnamon tea
40. Chilly wind have you burying your icy nose behind a scarf? Theres nothing like cinnamon tea to warm you when you feel chilled! Cinnamon is full of healthy surprises that will have you questioning why we lock away these amazing health benefits and limit them to only one or two seasons. .....
Antimicrobial
41. Cinnamon essential oil is one of the best antimicrobial substances known to man. It is effective against many dangerous bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Cinnamon essential oil is related to the lower chakras and can encourage selfacceptance or selfconfidence, sexual expression, and the clearing of trapped emotions from past trauma. .....
Cinnamon tea
42. Cinnamon tea a helpful weapon against the cold and flu season and cinnamon essential oils an effective way to sanitize and disinfect your home. Simply dilute cinnamon oil in distilled water, shake, and spray. You only need 1% cinnamon oil in this solution. .....
Food Poisoning
43. Cinnamons ability to kill several types of bacteria, including E.coli, make it a very good way to combat food poisoning. Make a batch of tea as soon as you begin to feel symptoms. Cinnamon oil is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, and can be used in cooking. Start off with a single drop (or less, using a toothpick to grab a small amount) until you know your ratios. .....
Nutrition
44. So much more than a spice, cinnamon is rich in manganese, iron, calcium, and fiber too. By adding it to any recipe, you are increasing your minerals. Help decrease the inflammation and promote healing by massaging the diluted cinnamon oil over the abdomen daily. .....
Alertness Mood and Memory
45. There are many essential oils that seem to have a stimulating effect on our memory, cognitive function, focus, and alertness. Peppermint, rosemary, and cinnamon are some of the best. We all know that our sense of smell and memory are tied closely together, but it seems we can use this to our advantage. Simply a whiff of cinnamon boosts alertness and even improves mood. .....
Can help delay the onset of Alzheimers
46. To help protect you from disease, have a teaspoon of freshly ground cinnamon with a little bit of honey. Have this every day on an empty stomach. If you find this mixture too pungent, try having it as tea. .....
Helps in digestion
47. Cinnamon is packed with mineral manganese, fibre, essential oils and calcium. The calcium and fibre combine with bile salts and help in their transport outside the body. The essential oils, help regulate the action of gastric juices on food, improves digestion, assimilation and its anti inflammatory properties helps reduce the inflammation caused due to indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and ulcers. .....
Helps beat acne
48. Crush a little cinnamon, and add a bit of honey to make it into a paste. Now apply it on the pimple and leave for a few minutes. You can leave it on overnight also for added benefit. Wash off the paste with warm water and watch that pimple vanish. .....
Helps cure a cold and cough
49. Boil a small crushed piece of ginger, a few leaves oftulsi leaves,crushed black pepper in two cups of water. Cover the vessel with a lid and let the mixture boil at a low heat. When the solution has simmered for about ten minutes, strain the liquid, add a teaspoon of honey and drink. .....
Beats heart disease and atherosclerosis
50. Cinnamon is great for the heart. Since the fibre and calcium and help transport bile salts outside the body, the body produces more bile salts for other bodily functions by breaking down cholesterol. .....
Fights tooth decay
51. Cinnamon oil is known for its antibacterial properties. It is essentially good for the teeth and gums. Cinnamon not only beats tooth decay but also helps prevent gingivitis and bad breath. Heres more information on how you can prevent tooth decay. .....
AntiClotting Actions
52. Cinnamon helps prevent unwanted clumping of blood platelets. Cinnamons ability to lower the release of arachidonic acid from cell membranes also puts it in the category of an antiinflammatory food that can be helpful in lessening inflammation. .....
AntiMicrobial Activity
53. Cinnamons essential oils also qualify it as an antimicrobial food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida. .....
Cinnamons Scent Boosts Brain Function
54. Not only does consuming cinnamon improve the bodys ability to utilize blood sugar, but just smelling the wonderful odor of this sweet spice boosts brain activity! .....
Calcium and Fiber Improve
55. Cinnamon is an excellent source of fiber and the trace mineral manganese while also a very good source of calcium. The combination of calcium and fiber in cinnamon is important and can be helpful for the prevention of several different conditions. Both calcium and fiber can bind to bile salts and help remove them from the body. .....
A Traditional Warming Remedy
56. The active components in its essential oils and its nutrient composition, cinnamon has also been valued in energybased medical systems, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, for its warming qualities. In these traditions, cinnamon has been used to provide relief when faced with the onset of a cold or flu, especially when mixed in a tea with some fresh ginger. .....
History
57. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known. It was mentioned in the Bible and was used in ancient Egypt not only as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent. It was so highly treasured that it was considered more precious than gold. .....
Select and Store
58. Cinnamon is available in either stick or powder form. While the sticks can be stored for longer, the ground powder has a stronger flavor. If possible, smell the cinnamon to make sure that it has a sweet smell, a characteristic reflecting that it is fresh. Cinnamon should be kept in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dark and dry place. Ground cinnamon will keep for about six months, while cinnamon sticks will stay fresh for about one year stored this way. .....
How to Enjoy
59. Enjoy one of the favorite kids classics .....
Individual Concerns
60. Cinnamon is not a commonly allergenic food and is not known to contain measurable amounts of oxalates or purines. While the level of naturally occurring coumarins in Ceylon cinnamon appears to be very small and lower than the amount that could cause health risks, the level of naturally occurring coumarins in the cassia cinnamons appears to be higher and may pose a risk to some individuals if consumed in substantial amounts on a regular basis. .....
Nutritional Profile
61. Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese and fiber and a very good source of calcium. cinnamon essential oil is related to the lower chakras and can encourage selfacceptance or selfconfidence, sexual expression, and the clearing of trapped emotions from past trauma. .....
InDepth Nutritional Profile
62. An indepth nutritional profile for Cinnamon, ground is also available. This profile includes information on a full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more. .....
HEART DISEASES
63. Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on wheatbread f or daily breakfast to reduce the cholesterol in the arteries and save the patient from heart attack. cinnamon may lower blood sugar, people with diabetes may need to adjust their treatment if they use cinnamon supplements. People who have cancer thats affected by hormone levels, like breast cancer, should not take cinnamon. An ingredient in some cinnamon products, coumarin, may cause liver problems. .....
UPSET STOMACH and gas
64. Cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root. Cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root. Advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully taking one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day. .....
IMMUNE SYSTEM
65. Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral. Apply honey and cinnamon powder on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections. .....
INDIGESTION
66. Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals. Cinnamon is used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED). .....
INFLUENZA
67. honey contains a natural ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu. cinnamon, provides a nutritional profile of the spice, as well as details on some risks associated with its consumption. .....
LONGEVITY
68. Take daily, four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea to arrests the ravages of old age. Cinnamon from any reliable source. Manganese apparently works as an enzyme activator and plays an important role in building good structure and bone metabolism. .....
PIMPLES
69. Apply three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water for two weeks to remove pimples from the root. .....
FATIGUE
70. Sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon increases the vitality of the body within a week. .....
HEARING LOSS
71. Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts helps restore hearing. Cinnamon may keep you more alert and decrease your frustration when you are behind the wheel. .....
Adverse Reactions
72. Cinnamon has a mild anticlotting effect in the blood, which could be beneficial. But it is conceivable that too much could cause bleeding problems, especially when combined with medications which thin the blood, including aspirin. .....
Serving Suggestions for Cinnamon
73. you can sprinkle cinnamon on lowcarb toast, put it in your coffee, or top yogurt, cottage cheese, or ricotta with it. I like warm unsweetened soy milk with cinnamon and sweetener on a cold night. And here are some of my lowcarb recipes that feature cinnamon: .....
Potpourri
74. Take a few drops of essential oil of cinnamon and sprinkle them atop dry potpourri. Place the potpourri in a small bowl and station it somewhere that gets good ventilation so that the aroma can spread .....
Pain Reliever
75. Cinnamon is used to treat pain because it reacts with the hormonelike substance prostaglandin, which contributes to the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Cinnamon improved their response times and memory recall. While not scientific, our personal experience suggests pretty good results in alertness and concentration. .....
Moth Repellant
76. Break 34 cinnamon sticks and combine them with 1/2 cup of whole cloves and 1/2 cup whole black peppercorns. Fill sachets with 1 tablespoon of the mixture and toss the sachets in your underwear drawer or hang them in your closets to ward off pesky moths. .....
Circulation Booster
77. Cinnamon is commonly used to thin blood, which in turn increases circulation throughout the body. This not only helps to reduce pain in troubled areas but promises that oxygen is being supplied to the blood cells. Cinnamon is also a great dietary complement for heart attack survivors. .....
Complexion Enhancer
78. Due to its antifungal and antibacterial qualities as well as its antioxidant power, cinnamon is effective in treating acne and skin blemishes. Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon with 3 tablespoons of honey, apply to the skin, and let the mixture sit for a few hours or overnight. Wash off with warm water. .....
Mouth Freshener
79. Given its fresh and fragrant aroma, cinnamon is commonly used to fight bad breath. You can either chew on small pieces of cinnamon bark or gargle cinnamon water to prepare for a hot date or cleanse the palette. .....
Light Bulb Diffuser
80. Simply put one drop of essential oil of cinnamon on a cool light bulb. When you turn the lights on, the heat from the bulb will emanate the aroma throughout the room. .....
Bladder Infection
81. Urinary tract infections and bladder infection can be avoided with the consumption of cinnamon, which packs an antibacterial and antifungal punch. Cinnamon is also a diuretic and contributes to urinary discharge. .....
Insect Bite Treatment
82. A mixture of cinnamon and honey applied to a skin irritation will help to alleviate the pain and itching. The duo will disinfect the infected area and moisturize and heal it. No need to layer on the dangerous chemicals when you have this natural remedy! .....
Stomach Soother
83. A combination of honey and cinnamon is known to help relieve stomachache. The pair .....
Precautions
84. For those of you who are pregnant or lactating, refrain from using medicinal doses of cinnamon or cinnamon bark. Cinnamon tea should also be avoided by those suffering from ulcers. Essential oil of cinnamon is toxic when consumed beyond a certain amount and is best used topically or on external objects for aroma purposes. And be careful when it comes to applying cinnamon to the skin .....
Lip plumper
85. You can Simply apply a little Vaseline onto your lips and gently pat a pinch of cinnamon on top. Rub the mixture on for a few seconds and then allow it to sit for a minute. You will feel a slight tingly sensation from the spice never apply dry cinnamon directly to your skin as it can cause irritation. .....
Hair growth treatment
86. Hair loss can be a horrific experience no matter the cause. One way to stimulate hair growth while giving your scalp some TLC is by using a weekly cinnamon mask. (Be sure to consult with a doctor before trying this alternative treatment, especially if you have a sensitive scalp.) .....
Breath freshener
87. Chew on a few cinnamon sticks or gargle with warm cinnamon water to sweeten things up. Its one of the reasons that Cinnamon Oil is often used in chewing gums, mouthwashes, toothpaste and breath mints. .....
Dry skin scrub
88. No one likes to walk around with alligator skin. To slough away dead skin cells and restore shine and softness, consider this doityourself scrub made out of sea salt, almond oil, olive oil, honey and ground cinnamon. .....
Etymology
89. The name cinnamon comes through the Greek kinn .....
Flavour aroma and taste
90. The flavour of cinnamon is due to an aromatic essential oil that makes up 0.5% to 1% of its composition. This essential oil is prepared by roughly pounding the bark, macerating it in sea water, and then quickly distilling the whole. It is of a goldenyellow colour, with the characteristic odour of cinnamon and a very hot aromatic taste. .....
Uses
91. Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice. It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material. It is used in the preparation of chocolate, especially in Mexico, which is the main importer of cinnamon.It is also used in many dessert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts, and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. True cinnamon, rather than cassia, is more suitable for use in sweet dishes. .....
Use as an alcohol flavorant
92. It is a popular flavoring in numerous alcoholic beverages. Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is a cinnamonflavoured whiskybased liqueur produced by the Sazerac Company.Somewhat similar products .....
Antiviral
93. In an experiment testing the effects of various plants used in traditional Indian medicine, an extract of Cinnamomum cassia had an effect on HIV1.Another study found that eugenol, a chemical found in cinnamon essential oils, and in other plants, inhibited the replication of the virus causing herpes in vitro. .....
Complexion problems
94. Cinnamon has been used in unconventional medicine as a good way to treat skin problems. Cinnamon enjoys the largest popularity in Asia .....
Mental Health
95. Cinnamon leaf oil may improve the balance of chemicals and neurotransmitters in your brain, according to the book, Todays Herbal Health: The Essential Reference Guide. By balancing brain chemicals and promoting the production of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, cinnamon leaf oil may reduce the symptoms associated with some mental conditions, such as depression, anxiety, nervousness and mental tension. .....
Aphrodesiac
96. Cinnamon leaf oil is sometimes used in aromatherapy as an aphrodisiac for its potential ability to increase sexual function. According to the book, Aromatherapy: An AZ, cinnamon leaf oil has a warming, spicy scent that is used to relieve impotence and increase sexual potency in both men and women. Cinnamon leaf oil in aromatherapy is most often mixed with other therapeutic oils, burned in an oil bowl and inhaled for its potential benefits. .....
Culinary uses
97. In order to keep the fragrance and flavor intact, cinnamon spice is generally ground just before preparing dishes and added at the last moment in the cooking recipes, because prolonged cooking results in evaporation of essential oils. .....
Safety profile
98. Uncooked cinnamon spice can cause choking and respiratory distress. Excessive use of the cinnamon stick may cause inflammation of taste buds, gum swelling, and mouth ulcers. Large quantities can cause difficulty breathing, dilate blood vessels, and cause sleepiness, depression, or even convulsions. (Medical disclaimer). .....
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