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Apart from being one of the most savory spices, cinnamon is also extremely beneficial for one’s health and is also the answer for various lifestyle  remedies. The potential health benefits of cinnamon could be stated as nothing short of astonishing. After all, it is seldom seen in nature that something so appealing to the taste buds, can be so essential for health as well. Let us just say, cinnamon doesn’t just spice up your food but your health as well.

  1. By far and away the best remedy for a horrible stomach bug is Cinnamon. It makes sense because Cinnamon is a powerful anti-bacterial. Research has shown that Cinnamon is one of the most effective substances against E-coli, and Salmonella as well as Campylobacter bacterias. Another study found Cinnamaldehyde from Cinnamon Bark Oil in its various forms is effective against adenovirus.
  2. Itreduces LDL cholesterol levels.LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  3. 3. It has natural anti-infective compounds. In some studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. Pylori bacteria and other pathogens. However, there have been mixed results in other studies, so more research is needed.
  4. It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility. Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show, increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a problem with numerous symptoms that need to be managed, and cinnamon can be a key element of this management due to a number of characteristics. Cinnamon reduced insulin resistance in women with PCOS.Cinnamon can also help mitigate heavy menstrual bleeding associated with common conditions of female health, such as endometriosis, menorrhagia, and uterine fibroids.
  5. Cinnamon is effective in inhibiting bacterial growth. This may be one reason why it is widely used in food preparation in hot Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, virtually every dish has a pinch of Cinnamon in it. In addition to great flavor, Cinnamon in combination with other spices like Turmeric and Chili may have been an indigenous solution to preserve food without a refrigerator.
  6. 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.
  7. Cinnamon is one of the top seven anti-oxidants in the world. And anti-oxidants reduce the formation of " Free Radicals " that cause cancer. Cinnamon has sufficient anti-oxidant properties and makes for improved food palatability. Studies have also found potential anti-microbial and antioxidant properties of the volatile oils and oleoresins of cinnamon leaf and bark. But consider anti-oxidants as good for your whole body, repairing damage to virtually all parts of your body from skin to organs.
  8. 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.
  9. Cinnamon is a well known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil it is highly effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain. Some put a few drops in their bath to relax and to soothe tired and aching muscles.
  10. Cinnamon can delay the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer's inducing genes. The orally administered Cinnamon extract has had good success in correcting Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease in Animal Models.

So cinnamon up your food and revel in not just good taste, but perfect health as well.



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