Cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
One of the most valuable spices throughout history, Cinnamon has been revered for its rich flavor and wealth of medicinal benefits. Though it is commercially grown today for common culinary uses, this herb is vibrant in composition when grown intentionally.
Cinnamon contains one of the highest ratios of beneficial antioxidants. Helping reduce the damage of free radicals in the body, these antioxidants also play a pivotal role in heart, brain, skin and eye health. By reducing inflammation and increasing circulation to the extremities, Cinnamon is specifically indicated for lack of blood flow to fingers and toes.
Reducing blood sugar and acting on insulin sensitivity, Cinnamon has profound affects on allaying diabetes. In addition, it helps defend against cognitive decline by activating neuro-protective proteins that protect brain cells from mutation and undergoing damage. In combination with strong antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti fungal actions, Cinnamon is a highly beneficial herb that is underrated in its actions.
- Relieves allergies
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps balance candida
- Reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol
- Helps lower blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity
- Bronchitis, colds, flu, sinus problems, lung disorders and infections
- Warming and circulatory