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Fortunately, cinnamon isn’t just a tasty treat! It’s also considered by many to be a super herb, packing in the health benefits. It has been used in Ayuerveda and Chinese medicine to treat colds, cramps, stomach aches, fatigue and circulation issues. But that’s just the beginning! Here are some things you might be surprised to know about the medicinal plant, cinnamon:
- It is a wonderful source of fiber, calcium and manganese, which means it helps with colon health, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties. The amount of processed and fried foods that many of us eat these days causes an excess of inflammation in the body, and inflammation can cause a number of diseases and ailments, such as heart disease, joint pain, allergies and much more.
- It lowers blood sugar levels, which makes it an excellent choice for diabetes sufferers.
- It is an antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic wonder. That means, it helps to cure yeast infections, E. coli, ulcers, head lice and more.
- It helps soothe headaches and migraines.
- It reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), which means that it might be able to help ward off cardiovascular disease.
- It balances hormones in women by increasing progesterone and decreasing testosterone. This makes it great for assisting with cramps, PMS and infertility issues.
- It’s great for weight loss because it balances blood sugar levels in the body.
- It even helps boost energy, clarity and focus (simply by smelling it in aromatherapy).
So, the next time you go to sprinkle cinnamon on your food, whether it be a bowl of oatmeal, a chicken dish, a dessert or apple sauce, you can feel good about it – REALLY good about it! WARNING: Just be careful not to go overboard. Large amounts of cinnamon can be toxic. Just a little sprinkle can go a long way.
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