Cinnamon: Health benefits

Cinnamon is widely used in kitchens. Cinnamon or Dalchini in hindi is a bark of a tree and is generally used for flavouring and seasoning. The word cinnamon comes from the Greek kinnamomon. Cinnamon is one of the spices having vast beneficial attributes as medicinal use.

Other name: Ceylon (nowadays in global markets a similar herb called cassia is sold as cinnamon which is not a true cinnamon)
Calories: 6 cal from 1 teaspoon

It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium and has vast health benefits:
- Regulatory effect on blood sugar using less insulin
- Positively affect LDL
- Anti-clotting effect on blood
- Stops medication-resistant yeast infection, clears up urinary tract infections
- Relief in arthritis pain
- Relief in nausea, fever, diarrhea and menstrual problems
- Reduces proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells
- Kills bacteria which causes tooth decay and gum disease
- Some people have claimed weight loss with cinnamon and honey

Some ways in which you can add cinnamon in your daily diet
- Add cinnamon sticks to boiling water while preparing tea.
- Sprinkle cinnamon powder to your corn flakes or butter bread for breakfast.
- Cinnamon water: Place cinnamon pieces in a cup and add boiling water. Cover and leave it for 10 minutes. You can keep adding hot water whenever required to the same cinnamon pieces all day long.

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Author: K Mohan06 Dec 2009 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

Indian Kithchen is incomplete without the presense of Cinnamon, the great appetiser.

K Mohan

Author: Sam01 Jan 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

The pic loaded above is not of Cinnamon

Author: suresh01 Jan 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Cinnamon can control diabetes, it has iron and calcium and improves memory performance. It reduces heart attacks and heart diseases.

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