Cinnamon Health Benefits
Before we start on the cinnamon health benefits, here is just a short little story about where it comes from and how the product we know is made.
Ceylon Cinnamon is grown in Sri Lanka as well as in Brazil, the Caribbean and India, whereas Cassia Cinnamon comes from Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Burma.
"Cultivators cut back the plant to the size of a stump and cover it with soil when the tree is around 2 years old. This causes it to grow like a bush, with the shoots emerging out of the sides and it is these shoots that are used to make cinnamon."
Medicinal Properties of Cinnamon
- Circulatory stimulant
- Cinnamon has a drying effect on mucosa.
- It is an Expectorant which helps for coughs and chest infections.
- It is also a decongestant which can be inhaled to ease colds and catarrh.
Now this is really interesting to see how cinnamon can be used for issues relative to the reproductive system:
- It helps maintain hormone balance.
- It is good for PMS.
- Curbs very heavy menstrual bleeding.
- Used for painful periods.
- It is an aphrodisiac used for low libido and impotence.
Cinnamon Health benefits are very well known for helping with a whole clump of Ailments
- bad breath
- enhances digestion
- fibroids and menstrual problems
- fungal infections
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- yeast infections
Cinnamon and Indigestion
- Perhaps the most well known uses for Cinnamon is for the relief of indigestion as well as the relief of intestinal gas.
- The use of either a cinnamon tea or a tincture are effective in overcoming flatulence.
Cancer of the Liver and Cinnamon
There are a few reasons why Cinnamon is believed to help for cancer of the liver. These are not simple explanations, which is the way we normaly like to keep this website
Cinnamon and Peptic Ulcers
And last, but not least of all, one of the cinnamon health benefits is that it is very good for the treatment of peptic ulcers due to a certain compound in it's make-up namely propanoic acid, that helps prevent the formation of stomach ulcers without messing around with the production of gastric acid.
How much Cinnamon should you eat a Day?
So how do we get this much needed spice into our system?
- Sprinkle on your morning coffee
- Sprinkle on your oatmeal
- Sprinkle on baked potatoes
- Add to curry dishes
½ teaspoon of cinnamon a day can really help for cholesterol issues
It also boosts your body's ability to store blood sugar.
This article was printed from JillsMusic.com
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