Health Benefits & for Weight Loss?
benefits - Introduction
bark has been used for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine use it to treat diarrhea, indigestion,
menstrual problems and fever.
It is also used in cooking as a spice. It is also found in a wide
variety of products such as perfume, soap, mouthwash, lipstick,
toothpaste, chewing gum and cough medicines.
The benefits of cinnamon bark come from the oil extracted from the
leave and barks. It shows antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and
anti-spasm activities. It is reported to have sedative, pain-relieving
properties and help with a variety of stomach related ailments such as
nausea, vomiting, indigestion and heartburn.
Clinical studies done by the US Department of Agriculture showed that
cinnamon reduces the amount of insulin needed by type 1 diabetics.
Other studies also show that cinnamon helps to lower (or stabilize)
high blood sugar levels.
Another study done at the Smell and Taste Research Foundation Inc.
that the cinnamon spice helped with weight loss. The study involved
1,436 volunteers and they lost on average 30.5 lbs versus 2 lb of the
control group. The research believed it is because the smell of
makes a person feel full faster so he or she eats less.
spice as an aphrodisiac? Really?
smell has a direct impact on sex
drive. Research done at the Smell and
Taste Research Foundation Inc. showed that the smell of hot cinnamon
increased blood flow to the penis more than any other spice.
health benefits - What do people use it for?
It has been used to treat the following health conditions:
- Antibacterial activities (for mouthwash and
- Athlete's foot (fungus infection)
(smell of the spice)
- Bladder infection (cystitis)
- Contraception after childbirth
and cold symptoms
- Digestive aid
- Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
- Infertility (female)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Promote menses
- Support the digestive system
- Weight Loss
Take 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of crushed cinnamon with each meal
to help stabilize blood sugar levels. In Chinese medicine, dosage is 2
to 4 grams taken daily.
If you like the taste and smell of cinnamon, great! Know that there are
some unpublished studies to support using cinnamon and cinnamon spice
regulate blood sugar levels and for promoting weight loss.
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