Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Leaves of Cinnamon, Pithoragarh, Himalayas, India
Leaves of Cinnamon, Pithoragarh, Himalayas, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The smell of cinnamon can be described as sweet, spicy, aromatic with a tinge of mint flavor. Sometimes the flavor also reminds me of sweet vanilla.

English: Cinnamon
English: Cinnamon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Truly, Cinnamon is one spice that smells so good that it can be used to scent our homes or cupboards, kitchen, clothes or even for bathing. It can also deodorize unpleasant smells and act as an insect repellent. And to think that Cinnamon is actually dried tree bark. Besides having many household uses, Cinnamon also has numerous health benefits. Find out  the ten reasons why you should consider include Cinnamon in your diet.

Ten Health Benefits of Cinnamon

  • Studies show that Cinnamon regulates blood sugar. It is very suitable for diabetics and hypoglycemics or anyone who wants stable energy levels and mood.
  • The spice helps to reduce LDL cholesterol levels which is harmful. By lowering the level, it may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • It has  natural anti-infectious compounds. Studies done has shown that Cinnamon is effective in fighting ulcer-causing H.pylori bacteria and other pathogens.
  • It can also reduce pain in arthritis patients. Studies that were done in Korea showed evidence that the properties in Cinnamon  may reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.
  • Cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells based on research done at the University of Texas and the findings were published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer.  
  • It can be used as a natural food preservative
  • It contains fiber, iron, calcium and manganese though in small amounts when used in moderation.
  • It has also been proven to be effective for menstrual pains.
  • It can promote the production of the hormone progesterone and testosterone in women and help to balance hormones as it contains a natural chemical named cinnamaldehyde. Therefore, Cinnamon is also used as treatment for infertility.
  • According to a research by the University of Texas, Cinnamon can reduce chronic inflammation linked with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, Multiple sclerosis, Brain Tumor and Meningitis.

English: A Finnish cinnamon roll, korvapuusti....
English: A Finnish cinnamon roll, korvapuusti. Suomi: Korvapuusti. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Finally, Cinnamon is such a versatile spice that it can also be used in cooking savory or sweet dishes such as curries, apple pies or pastries such as cinnamon rolls. It can even be made into ice-cream.

Cinnamon Ice Cream & Raspberry Sorbet
Cinnamon Ice Cream & Raspberry Sorbet (Photo credit: ulterior epicure)

My next topic for discussion is, "The Spices of Life-Turmeric."


River Trader

A river trader on his way to sell his flowers to remote villages along the river in India.

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  1. Hello Anonymous,

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    Here's To Your Health!


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