Cinnamon is a spice produced from the cinnamon tree’s inner bark. The bark strips are dried until they roll into rolls known as cinnamon sticks. They can then be crushed into powder or made into an extract.
But cinnamon not only has a pleasant aroma. It possesses potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects.
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Cinnamon relieves nausea
Cinnamon has a beneficial effect on the digestive tract and normalizes its work. To get rid of nausea with cinnamon, you need to add a spice stick to tea or other drink (except alcoholic ones).
Cinnamon contains antioxidants
Antioxidants like polyphenols are abundant in cinnamon. They protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals that contribute to rapid aging.
Cinnamon has anti-cold properties
Thanks to tannins, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc in its composition, the spice helps to develop antibodies to most seasonal viral diseases. Even in ancient times, cinnamon was used to treat cough, tonsillitis, and runny nose.
Cinnamon supports proper metabolism
Drinking cinnamon makes the body burn fat much more intensively, a new study by scientists from the University of Michigan, USA, confirmed. They found that the aldehyde contained in a famous spice increases fat metabolism at the genetic level.
Cinnamon improves brain function
Cinnamon normalizes blood pressure, dilates blood vessels, tones up. Also, it promotes concentration.
Scientists have linked cinnamon to improved brain function. An animal study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology found that cinnamon may be beneficial for people with Parkinson’s disease.
Cinnamon protects against harmful fungi
A study by the University of the West of England in the UK found that cinnamon oil damages the cell membrane of yeast. Doing so prevents the formation of pseudohyphae, filamentous structures used by yeast to absorb nutrients.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle