WHAT IS CINNAMON
Cinnamon is a very delicious spice that is used in the majority of today's households. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed what people have known for ages. We use Ceylon Cinnamon in a variety of our products including our Detox Tea, General Wellness Tea, and our Elderberry Syrup kit because it is a universal spice, and here are some of its beneficial qualities.
CAN CINNAMON HELP WITH INFLAMMATION?
Inflammation can be excruciating but it also can be helpful. It helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage. However, inflammation can become a problem when it’s chronic and directed against your body's own tissues. Cinnamon may be useful in this regard. Studies show that this spice and its antioxidants have potent anti-inflammatory properties.
CINNAMON IS HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Cinnamon contains at least 41 different antioxidants, which is high above the number in most other foods. Antioxidants are important because they decrease free radicals that can damage your cells and slow the aging process, which means fewer wrinkles and pesky gray hairs.
CINNAMON AND DIABETES
In those with diabetes, either the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or cells do not respond to insulin properly, leading to high blood sugar levels. Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar and fight diabetes by imitating the effects of insulin and increasing glucose transport into cells. It can also help lower blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity, making insulin more efficient at moving glucose into cells.
CINNAMON AND ANTI-MICROBIAL PROPERTIES
Cinnamon's essential oils also qualify it as an "anti-microbial" food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida. In laboratory tests, the growth of yeasts that were resistant to the commonly used anti-fungal medication fluconazole was often (though not always) stopped by cinnamon extracts. Cinnamon's antimicrobial properties are so effective that recent research demonstrates this spice can be used as an alternative to traditional food preservatives.