Cinnamon, a spicy ingredient is used in sweets and savories. The origination of Cinnamon is South America, and Southeast Asia. There are 2 various types of Cinnamon. So they are namely Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon) & Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon).
What are the Cinnamon Health Benefits?
- Antifungal Action,
- Sore throat,
- Premenstrual Syndrome,
- Obesity controller
Cassia cinnamon contains a chemical called Cinnamaldehyde has a power to fight against fungal and bacterial infections. Cinnamon oil is effective while acting against the Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and Candida krusei. A mixture of Ceylon cinnamon leaf oil and carrier oil is an excellent external topical application for fungal diseases. Cinnamon Bark Oil is used as an antibacterial agent. Cassia cinnamon is the best E-coli fighter.
Manganese is one of the most essential mineral for bones. Manganese builds bones, cells, blood and connective tissues. Intake of cinnamon in food increases the Manganese level and inhibits various bone problems such as Arthritis, osteoarthritis.
Cinnamon with a carrier oil combination is used to treat the pain. This oil is also used for body massage to elevate pain and fatigue. When few drops of oil added in warm water for bath, it relaxes the body muscles and keeps us fresh.
Cinnamon is warming and anti-bacterial in nature. At the times of cold, cough and sore throat a cup of cinnamon tea relieves the bacterial infections from the throat & tract thus soothes the pathway. Cinnamon contains a huge medicinal property that cures many ailments.
Since Cinnamon has antifungal and antibacterial properties, the oil is used in mouthwash, toothpaste and mints. Cinnamon keeps the gums free from infections, decay and bad breathe.
High level of Manganese is required generally for women and mainly in the phases of menstruation. Presence of Calcium, copper, Chromium and Manganese will improve the physique of women and keeps them away from muscular cramps, depression and mood swings at the menstruation time. Maximum 10 mg of Manganese is required per day for women to stay healthy.
Cinnamon contains huge amount of anti-oxidant called Polyphenol. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals oxidative damage and keep the body and brain active and healthy. Cinnamon’s anti-bacterial property makes it to be used as an excellent food preservative.
Cinnamon has chemical substances called Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol which have been used to develop nutraceuticals. These substances fight against Human Colon Cancer Cells (Eugenol) and Human hepatoma cells (Cinnamaldehyde). Cinnamaldehyde is effective to treat cancer. Blood sugar is capable of causing or sustaining cancer cells. Since cinnamon has sugar controlling capacity, it controls the cancer cells. Cinnamon acts against leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells very well.
Cinnamaldehyde component in Cassia cinnamon has an ability to control blood sugar levels. It is more effective than the common drugs used for Blood sugar such as Metformin, Berberine. Regular intake of cinnamon in any form reduces and controls the blood sugar level. Cassia cinnamon is helpful for Type 2 diabetic patients to keep their insulin level stable.
Cinnamon is a blood thinner. The blood thinning process increases blood circulation. It avoids blood clots which cause various heart diseases. When blood circulation increases, metabolism rate is increased simultaneously. So the increased metabolism rate reduces the LDL level from blood, thus maintains the body weight.