We are regularly asked for a short summary of the health benefits of fresh cinnamon.  Here it is.

 

Cinnamon reduces blood-sugar levels in some people – particularly good for type 2 diabetics - and lowers bad cholesterol

 

Cinnamon is also a good alternative sweetener, helping with weight control – simply sprinkle freshly grated cinnamon on your coffee or cereal instead of sugar for a sweet, healthier alternative. 

 

Other reported health benefits of cinnamon are:

 

  • Reduces pain in arthritis sufferers
  • Has an anti-clotting effect on the blood
  • Boosts the body’s immune system
  • Stops medication-resistant yeast infections
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Reduces the proliferation of leukaemia and lymphoma cancer cells
  • Acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Preserves food by inhibiting bacterial growth and food spoilage
  • Is a great source of vital nutrients, including calcium, manganese, iron and fibre
  • Boosts cognitive function and memory

See our earlier post which assesses the possible negative effects of coumarin contained in Saigon cinnamon.