Cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon is a native tree to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and Burma. Cinnamomum cassia comes from China and started to be imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC. Cinnamon was highly prized and regarded as a gift offering in ancient times. Extracts from the bark of the cinnamon tree have also been used as medicine throughout the world.
- Cinnamon can help to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
- Cinnamon is also effective in lowering cholesterol.
- It is a circulatory herb and is helpful in reducing inflammation. It also has high antioxidant content and if helpful in fighting bacteria and treating yeast infections.
- Cinnamon as it moves the blood more easily through the body has a warming effect internally.
- Cinnamon is a good lung stimulant and mild expectorant. You can use cinnamon to help with bronchitis, colds,flu, sinus problems, lung disorders and infections.
- Cinnamon is also antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and an analgesic.