The warm and sweet smell of cinnamon is easily recognized. The homeland of true cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) is Sri Lanka. Chinese cinnamon (C. cassia) is a close relative planted in Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Both varieties are made from the fragrant inner bark of a tree belonging to the laurel family.
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Since cinnamon is rich in nutrients, it has been shown in the first places to facilitate digestion and maintain blood sugar balance, but it has many other uses in alternative medicine. Some of its benefits are supported by scientific research, while others are only information passed down from generation to generation.
A polyphenol - methyl hydroxycarbon - was found in the cinnamon. This substance allows cinnamon to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes. This component appears to affect the receptors of insulin and glycogen and stored sugar. Cinnamon also has anti-bacterial and antioxidant (comes from polyphenols) effects. Polyphenols are good for some complications of diabetes.
"Cinamaldehyde" (also called cinnamic aldehyde) in cinnamon prevents unwanted clotting. This feature of cinnamon also makes it used as an anti-inflammatory.
Cinnamon oil has traditionally been used as a natural antimicrobial / cleanser. This feature has been proven by laboratory tests. It prevents the spread of bacterial and fungal diseases. It is also used in the food industry to prevent bacterial production in food and to extend its shelf life.
In a scientific study, it was determined that volunteers who consumed 1-6 grams of cinnamon daily for 40 days had a 18% decrease in cholesterol levels and a 24% decrease in blood sugar levels. In 2012, the results of cinnamon and cinnamon supplements helped glycemic control as a result of reviewing all the studies done to date on the effect of cinnamon on lowering blood sugar. Although research is still in this field, it is scientifically accepted that cinnamon lowers blood sugar and increases insulin.dir.