- EXPORT QUALITY CINNAMON POWDER
- AUTHENTIC FLAVOR
- HELPS IN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
- REDUCES RISK OF HEART DISEASE
- BOOSTS IMMUNITY
- LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
- FIGHTS INFECTIONS
1. The bark is a good source of manganese, calcium, iron and dietary fibe.
2. Cinnamon is known to reduce the bad cholesterol level.
3. Often considered as an anti-inflammatory food, cinnamon helps preventing unwanted clomping of blood platelets.
4. Being a good anti-microbial food, the oil from this spice has the ability to restrict the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi.
5. Very peculiar fragrance of cinnamon helps to boost brain functionality.
- Cough and cold : Soothe that scratchy throat by sipping on some cinnamon infused water. “Soak a cinnamon stick in warm water and drink it with a drop of honey about two-three times a day,” suggests Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath. You can also boil cinnamon sticks and inhale the vapour to relieve congestion. According to Ayurveda, cinnamon calms the vata and kapha doshas.
- Acne and dry skin : Cinnamon can be used as a homemade acne treatment. Mix some cinnamon powder with rose water and apply, recommends Dr. Gautam. Leave on for 10 minutes, wash off and pat dry. The anti-microbial properties prevent the growth of acne causing bacteria. I tightens your pores and makes your skin smooth. Antioxidant-rich cinnamon can also be used to make a scrub for rough skin along with honey to restore shine and softness.
- Hair and beauty : Cinnamon is known to improve blood circulation of the scalp, strengthen hair roots and promote hair growth. Use two teaspoons of cinnamon powder in a hair mask with one tablespoon of warm olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. You can even add an egg for conditioning. Apply on wet hair, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. The anti-bacterial properties of cinnamon also help in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. This is probably why cinnamon oil is often used in chewing gums, mouthwashes, toothpastes and breath mints.
- For diabetics : A study published in the December 2003 issue of Diabetes Care, showed that consuming as little as 1 gram of cinnamon per day reduced blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in those suffering with type 2 diabetes. “Mix a pinch of cinnamon in water, bring it to a boil and consume this drink about half an hour before your meal. Cinnamon can improve your glucose metabolism and boosts satiety. It controls the sudden spike in blood sugar that we experience after a meal,” says Dr. Shikha Sharma, Wellness and Nutrition Expert at Nutrihealth.
- Digestive aid : Cinnamon improves digestion and absorption. It is an anti-bacterial and heals infections in the GI track. If you’re suffering from an upset stomach or cramps, cinnamon tea can bring much relief. For diarrhea, 1/2teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with yogurt will make you feel better.
- Natural anaesthetic : Cinnamon can act as a pain reliever in certain cases. For a sinus headache, you can combine ½ teaspoon of cinnamon with water to make a paste and apply it on your forehead. Studies indicate that using a combination of cinnamon powder and honey or ginger can help treat arthritis pain. “It is a good source of manganese which helps in building of bones and other connective tissues. Hence it is helpful in arthritis and osteoporosis,” says Dr. Gargi Sharma, Wellness Expert at Aayna Clinic in New Delhi. A mix of cinnamon powder and ginger when applied as a paste can reduce post-workout muscle soreness.
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