The Well-being, Vitality and Health
Benefits of Cinnamon

You have to admit there is nothing more comforting than the warm smell of cinnamon, blended into an apple pie, sprinkled on toast or dusting the top of your café latte...

...However, there is so much more to this simple spice that just an elegant and homey flavour. In fact, the health benefits of cinnamon are far-reaching and impressive...

The Medicinal Cinnamon Benefits

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The use of cinnamon dates back thousands of years to ancient Egypt and biblical times, where it was once a gift for kings and gods.

It was valued as a treatment for the common cold, for stomach ailments and to help in circulation. Read more on the history.

Today, modern medical research is proving its extensive value for human health...

And Some of These Health Benefits of Cinnamon Include...

  • It has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels. This can be of great help for anyone who suffers from diabetes or hypoglycaemia, but can also help regulate energy levels in healthy people
  • Can help regulate the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood, which can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Even just a half-teaspoon every day has been shown to reduce the blood level of LDL cholesterol
  • It can also help prevent clotting
  • It has remarkable anti-infectious properties, and it has been shown in medical studies to fight certain bacteria which can cause ulcers
  • A study at Copenhagen University showed that arthritis patients who took a half-teaspoon blended with honey before breakfast daily experienced significant pain relief after one week
  • A dash or two can also help reduce the pain from headaches and migraines
  • It is also known to reduce cytokines in the body, which can help alleviate pain caused by arthritis

Something that may be of interest is the research into cinnamon and weight loss! What could be better than a tasty way of losing weight! Read more about this research.

Current Research Into This Spice

New research done at the University of Texas also shows that it may even be beneficial in reducing the spread of cancer cells, especially in treatment of leukaemia and lymphoma.

The health benefits of cinnamon also extend to some common medical issues for women...

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The chemical cinnameldehyde can increase the production of progesterone, which can help ease menstrual pain and can help regulate hormones.

Its bacteria-fighting properties can also help fight yeast infections, and has even been shown to fight e-coli bacteria.

That ability to stop bacterial growth is also a natural preservative quality that has been used for thousands of years to help keep food fresh.

You don’t even have to ingest it to experience some of the health benefits of cinnamon. We all love the smell, and now a new study has shown that just a whiff of its sweet scent can help boost your memory and your cognitive function.

A Few Ways of Using it...

Stirring a teaspoon of this delicious powder into your oatmeal or your savoury stew, or just sprinkling a little on your morning coffee, can help improve your health in so many ways.

Another way of enjoying the cinnamon benefits is to make a tea from it. If this interests you, click here for my simple recipe.

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