Prominent for its aromatic smell, cinnamon has abundant benefits than just making your food delicious.
Researchers have been touting on nutritional benefits of this home available spice.
New Study on Cinnamon
Scientist at Rush University Medical Center state that cinnamon consumption can improve memory and make your child better at learning. (Source: Express.co.uk)
Kalipada Pahan, PhD, says that ingesting cinnamon is one of the easiest and safest ways to convert poor learners to good learners.
How Does Cinnamon Works to Prevent Diabetes, Improve Memory and Digestion?
This spice has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Historical books also record that cinnamon was offered as gift at temple.
Oil extracted from this sweet and hot spice has ability to improve digestion, treat cold, flu and can be used as exotic perfume. (1)
A journal published in 2003 states that cinnamon can reduce diabetic type-2 by improving glucose and lipids. (2)
Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and other agents that have ability to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (memory loss) are housed in this home available ingredient.
Sodium benzoate residing in the spice enters the brain and affects it in a positive manner.
Nutrients in cinnamon reverse biochemical, anatomical and cellular changes occurred in poor learning people’s brain. It stimulates hippocampus that stores memory and organizes it.
Types of Cinnamon
There are 4 types of cinnamon, namely.
- True cinnamon (Comes from bark of verum. Also called as Ceylon cinnammon)
- Malabathrumor malobathrum (dark-tree leaves, available in North India)
- Serichatum (comes from China)
- Cassia (Comes from bark of Cinnamomum iners. Arbia)
Researchers say that True Cinnamon is must pure than other types. Further experts say that Chinese Cinnamon contains a chemical compound that may damage your liver.
So, its better to go with True Cinnamon, which comes from Sri lanka.
How to Use Cinnamon?
Add it in your diet or make a tea. Ingest it in any way to reap its benefits.
I personally recommend cinnamon tea.
- Boil water to certain extent.
- Add 1 cinnamon stick.
- Cook it for 20 minutes.
- Add honey or sugar to make it delicious and have the hot tea.