Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belongs to the genus Cinnamomum native to Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia.
There are two types-
1) Cinnamomum Verum– Nothern world.
2) Cinnamomum aromaticum– Southern China, it is less expensive than Ceylon Cinnamon.
1) . Cancer Preventer – Research shows that 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. Another study found good results with leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
Cinnamon in its various forms has two chemical constituents called Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol (From
Cinnamon Oil). These have been used to develop nutraceuticals in this study that have proven fairly effective in fighting Human Colon Cancer Cells (Eugenol)
and Human hepatoma cells (Cinnamaldehyde). So the evidence seems to suggest that Cinnamon is starving cancer cells of the sugar needed to sustain them.
2) Odour Neutralizer
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 2-5 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. Especially
great as a cure for the winter blues.
3) . Weight Reducer –
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. Care must be taken to NOT to Cinnamon with other blood thinning medication.
The main ingredient that causes your blood to thin is Coumarin which is present in high doses in Cassia Cinnamon (4%) but not in Ceylon Cinnamon (0.04%).
However Coumarin causes liver damage. So taking Cassia Cinnamon for weight loss may end up causing liver damage.
Make a glass of lukewarm honey water mixed with a pinch of cinnamon powder to help boost your immune system during the cold season. It is also helpful in clearing the sinuses.
5) Fungal infections
Cinnamaldehyde- a chemical found in Cassia Cinnamon cam help fight against bacterial infections.
Cinnamon helps to improve the glucose and Lipids level.
6grams of Cinnamon per day reduces Serum glucose triglyceride, LDL cholesterol and total Cholesterol.
7) Alzheimer’s disease
Tel Aviv University researchers discovered that Cinnamon helps to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Cinnamon barks- CEppt contain properties that can inhibit the development of disease.
A study of Indian Medicinal plants revealed that Cinnamon potentially be effective against HIV
According to the study, most effective extracts against HIV-1 & HIV-2 are respectfully Cinnamomum Cassia (bark) and Cardispermum helicacbum (shoot+fruit)
9) Multiple sclerosis
Cinnamon helps to stop the destructive process of multiple sclerosis . According to neurological scientist at Rush University, medical centre. Cinnamon could help eliminate the need to take some expensive and unpleasant drugs.
10) Lowers the negative effects of high fat meals- Penn state researches revealed that diet rich in Cinnamon can help reduce the body’s negative responaes to eating high fat meals.