Cinnamon has a variety of medicinal properties.These include lowering blood Cholesterol reducing the onset of diabetes. There are two main types, both taken from the bark of the Cinnamon tree. These are ‘True Cinnamon’ which is found in Sri Lanka (Cinnamomum Verum) and ‘Cassia’ (Cinnamomum Cassia) which is grown in China, Indonesia,Vietnam and else ware in South East Asia. The Cinnamon from Sri Lanka is considered to be the best.
It has been known to help with a number of medical conditions including toothache and bad breath. A number of claims are made about its other medical properties including; improving memory and cognitive abilities, blood purification with an ability to prevent pimples, stops bleeding and helps with the healing process, it can help with alleviating digestive problems having an effect against indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and also relieves morning sickness.Cinnamon capsules are available for convenience.
Cinnamon is a spice that has ancient origins and is popularly used as flavourings, as a condiment and in cooking. Cinnamon is also known to provide various medicinal benefits that include lowering of blood cholesterol. It’s is obtained from the bark of the Cinnamon tree. There are two popular kinds, one is the “true Cinnamon” from the Cinnamon tree which is native in Sri Lanka (from the genus Cinnamomum verum) and the other is “Cassia” (Cinnamomum Cassia) which is being commercially cultivated in China, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. It is widely accepted that Cinnamon from Sri Lanka is the better quality of the two.
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