Popular Cinnamon Offers Medicinal Properties and Tasty Treats

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(NaturalNews) Cinnamon is a simple flavoring, but it is the most pungent, popular, and common of all the spices. It has some surprisingly potential health benefits and is one of the world’s most important medicinal spices. Cinnamon was used as medicine by medieval physicians to treat coughing, hoarseness, sore throats, colds, and flu, as well as problems with the digestive system. In addition to medicinal use, cinnamon was used as a preservative because it has phenols which inhibit bacterial growth; thus, it was used to preserve meats.

Studies have indicated that cinnamon has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic qualities. It has been found effective in fighting vaginal and oral yeast infections, stomach ulcers, and head lice. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties which aid in decreasing body inflammation that is caused by our Western diet of fried, fatty, and processed foods.

In recent studies, cinnamon may actually help people with Type 2 diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels, while possibly lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides. In a study in Pakistan, people with Type 2 diabetes were given a gram of cinnamon a day for forty days. The results showed a significant decrease in blood sugar levels, LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides.Read full article…

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