Cinnamomum Zeylanicum or Cinnamon offers lot of health benefits such as curing urinary tract infections and gastrointestinal problems apart from relieving from flu and cold. Cinnamon is commonly found in Sri Lanka. It is the inner yap of a tiny evergreen tree.
Cinamomum saigonicum is another Latin name for Cinnamon. Common names for Cinnamon include Twak, Dalcini, Yueh-kuei, Ceylon cinnamon, Gui and Saigon cinnamon. It has considerable antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon spice also helps to generate healthier blood. Diabetic patients can take half a teaspoon cinnamon daily to minimize blood sugar level. The persons, who are unaware of existing blood sugar problem, can benefit by having a tea dipped with cinnamon stick.
Cinnamon relieves from indigestion. It is an effective medicine for vomiting and nausea. It is also suitable for diarrhea in children. Various properties of Cinnamon include anodyne, anti-infective, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-septic, carminative, astringent, haemostatic, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, sedative and hypotensive. You can add cinnamon to food to prevent from spoiling.
It is recommended for bloating, cholera, bronchitis, backaches, asthma, arthritis, aching, constipation, candida, abdominal pain, digestive irritation, parasites, nephritis, gastric disorders, fevers, diarrhea, hypertension, stomach upset, warts and psoriasis. It stimulates digestive system. It eliminates excessive gas and relieves from abdominal discomfort. It prevents fungus, which causes vaginal yeast illness.
Cinnamon includes MHCP (a type of flavonoid) and anti-oxidant glutathione. Cinnamon improves insulin’s capability in metabolizing glucose and controlling blood sugar level. Just take 1/8th of teaspoon of cinnamon to improve the efficiency of insulin.
Catechins, a particular type of compound, present in Cinnamon helps to mitigate nausea. Cinnamon kills many viruses. Taking a volatile oil present in cinnamon bark would help the body in processing the food and breaks down fats thereby helping digestion. It is an effective medicine for Helicobacter pylori. It helps circulation.
Cinnamon should be taken in small quantity only to prevent dangerous reaction on nerves.
Caution: Don’t take cinnamon during pregnancy.