2 Your Health: 7 power of cinnamon to benefit your health

Hanne Hansen, L.M.T., P.T.T. and Dip Hom. W/ Bach Therapy, Reiki Mstr., Pranic Healer

Cinnamon, because of its miraculous health benefits, was once as valuable as gold. Many health experts have studied these miraculous benefits and have approved them. Here are seven of them for you.

1. They May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, but there are ways to manage it and keep it under control. Cinnamon can reduce your blood pressure and have a positive impact on the blood markers of those with Type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon also helps in reducing insulin resistance. It also forces on the muscle cells to force them to remove sugar from the bloodstream, converting it to energy.

2. Cinnamon Can Lower the Bad Cholesterol

This property is indirectly linked to controlling your Type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon improves the serum glucose, lowers fasting blood glucose, and reduces triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol. These properties can help control diabetes and hereditary cholesterol worries.

3. Cinnamon Has Antifungal, Antibacterial, and Antiviral Properties

During the middle Ages, cinnamon was used to preserve food due to lack of refrigeration, and added to its flavor. The antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties of cinnamon saves food from getting spoiled soon.

Cinnamon helps in all kinds of problems related to lungs. Cinnamon is an excellent spice to cure all sorts of lung congestion issues. It helps in clearing up mucus and encourages circulation. Its antiviral properties also help in curing colds and flu.

4. Cinnamon Can Help in Treating Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

These two incurable neurological diseases need an enormous amount of treatment just to keep them in control. Cinnamon has been shown to help neurons and improve the motor functions of those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

5. Cinnamon May Have Anti-Carcinogenic Properties

Today, almost all food can either contribute to or prevent the chances of cancer. Cinnamon is one of such foods, which may help prevent cancer, though the studies are only limited to animals so far. But the antioxidants present in them may help keeping cancer at bay.

6. Cinnamon Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Specific inflammation can be reduced with cinnamon, especially certain types of pain and headaches. It also boosts circulation to the joints, relieving you from pain in arthritis.

7. Cinnamon Can Help You Manage PCOs

PCOs come with numerous symptoms and problems that needs to be managed. Cinnamon helps in regulating insulin resistance in women with PCOs, making weight management easier for them. It also helps them mitigate heavy menstrual bleeding, and other common conditions related to female health, such as endometriosis, menorrhagia, and uterine fibroid.

How would you like to add cinnamon into your diet?

CureJoy Editorial

Sep 27, 2016 5:38 AM

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers’ interest.