Medical Benefits of True Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon has been used as a part of medicine on both eastern and western cultures throughout recorded history. There are countless potential health benefits of Ceylon cinnamon. It is reported to treat:

    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
    • Psoriasis
    • Cholesterol problems

Ceylon cinnamon has been hailed as the "true cinnamon" or the "real cinnamon" that possesses outstanding health benefits especially for the diabetics and those challenged by obesity and high cholesterol issues. This cinnamon which is native to Sri Lanka, is sourced from the plant Cinnamomum zeylanicum. What the majority of us have been buying from the Supermarket, and consuming, is actually not the real cinnamon but Cassia cinnamon. This comes from a different plant called Cinnamomum cassia, also known as 'Chinese cinnamon' that are mostly cultivated in China and Indonesia. . The coumarin level in Ceylon cinnamon is negligibly small, while that in Cassia cinnamon is an appalling 1200 times higher. The ingestion of large amount of coumarin or consumption of coumarin over a prolonged period of time can cause serious health damages and a negative impact on the liver and kidney.

Honey and Cinnamon

Cinnamon in combination with honey is effective in treating many ailments, including arthritis. To combat arthritis, mix 1 cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder and drink once in the morning and once at night.

Another option is 1 tbsp. of honey combined with 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon powder before breakfast. According to a study conducted at Copenhagen University, this combination helped 73 of 200 arthritis experience pain relief within the first week. Most of the other patients who suffered arthritis to the point that they couldn't move around were able to start walking without pain within a month of using this treatment.