Cinnamon bark (karuvappatta) – Health benefits of cinnamon
What is cinnamon bark ? what are the health benefits of cinnamon ?
Cinnamon (karuvappatta) is one of the most common spices which we invariably use in all of our dishes is cinnamon.Cinnamon is perhaps one of the world’s oldest known spices. Its medicinal benefits have been known to Indian & Chinese for thousands of years. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum,Cinnamomum cassia) comes from the inner bark of the shoots of tree. The tree generally grows in tropical environment. To prepare Cinnamon, the bark of the tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks, also called quills. Cinnamon can also be dried and ground into a powder. The characteristic flavor and aroma of cinnamon comes from a compound in the essential oil of the bark called cinnamonaldehyde.Around 16th century spices were considered wealth.
Health benefits of this wonder spice cinnamon bark (karuvappatta)
Apart from being an excellent flavoring agent ,Cinnamon in its natural form is perhaps the richest spices in its medicinal benefits. Some of its various benefits include
Diabetes Control,Reduces Bad Cholesterol,Fight Infections,Anti-Microbial,Anti Clogging, Anti Cancerous….
Cinnamon diabetes Control – Evidence shows Cinnamon as one of the most beneficial spices. Recent researches have shown it has insulin like qualities. Some people with type two diabetes took one to 6 grams of cinnamon daily (around 1/4 tsp tp 1 tsp of cinnamon). After one month reduced blood glucose 18 – 28 % Ldl cholesterol 7 – 26% total cholesterol by 12 – 27%
Cinnamon Anti-Microbial,Anti Clogging, Anti Cancerous-Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant,cinnamon is one of the richest sources of disease-fighting antioxidants. Cinnamon has medicinal compounds including eugenol, which is used to relieve pain & cinnamaldehyde which has sedative properties.
Cinnamon Tooth decay and mouth freshener – Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat toothache and fight bad breath. Small pieces of cinnamon can be chewed, or gargled with cinnamon water which serves as a good mouth freshener.
Reduces Arthritis Pain
Cinnamon spice contains anti inflammatory compounds which can be useful in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Immune System – Honey and cinnamon paste is good for boosting the immune system, removing regular fatigue and increasing the longevity of an individual. It is also known to have antiaging properties.
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