Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, and is even mentioned in the Bible. Because of its medicinal properties for a long time it was used in various medical traditions in the world, and modern scientific studies have confirmed that cinnamon has really positive effect on many diseases.
In the past, cinnamon was used as a natural remedy for many diseases, and modern research has proven its positive impact. It was confirmed that cinnamon:
- helps with inflammation and infection
- inhibits proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma
- mitigate problems with digestion
- regulates the sugar level
- helps with weight loss
- relieves rheumatic pains
- improves brain activity
- reduces the amount of bad cholesterol
- relieves menstrual pain
Cinnamon has a great effect when it comes to fungal infections that are often resistant to medication.
Furthermore, it is proven that the smell of cinnamon stimulates the brain and helps with stress and prevents loss of memory.
If you prefer, however, to lose excess pounds, try a combination of honey and cinnamon. Mix one teaspoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Add mixture in a little warm water. Divide the drink into two parts, one half in the morning – on an empty stomach, drink the second half, 30 minutes before going to bed. Results will come after two weeks.
How to use cinnamon
Cinnamon can be found in the form of powder and sticks. You can add it in cakes, fruit salads, sauces, compotes and various drinks.