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Sunday, August 26, 2018


Cinnamon is a spice that comes from branches of wild trees belonging to the genus "Cinnamomum". These plants are native to the Caribbean, South America and Southeast Asia. There are two main types:

Cinnamon Ceylon, Cinnamon is most commonly used in the Western world.
Cinnamomum aromaticum, Chinese cinnamon originating from southern China, is usually cheaper than Ceylon cinnamon.


Cinnamon has been consumed since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where this spice is very very valuable (almost considered a panacea). In medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis, and sore throats.

In Indonesia alone, various kinds of herbs such as cinnamon are used together with other ingredients such as the benefits of turmeric and the benefits of jahu to be used as herbal medicine. This is due to the rich natural content in it such as essential oils, eugenol, calcium oxalate, sinamaldehide, tannins, resins and tanners.

All this time cinnamon is known as food that can be mixed in cooking, cakes, or drinks. Besides adding flavor and having a pleasant smell, cinnamon turns out to have various health benefits.
The benefits of cinnamon for health are very many, you need to try it yourself. It's a good idea to consume cinnamon regularly, so that your health is well maintained. This herb shaped bark is very good for your health, you can use it as an herbal medicine.

Cinnamon has been used as a spice for cooking. This herb is indeed very unique because it uses the skin part of the stem of the cinnamon tree. Many kinds of Indonesian culinary use cinnamon for cooking ingredients such as meat stews. Cinnamon trees are widely found in Indonesia precisely on the island of Sumatra. Spices like other than cooking ingredients such as the benefits of candlenut are also beneficial for health and treatment of various diseases.

In the modern era like today, the use of cinnamon bark as medicine has been reduced. Many people are turning to doctors' medicines because they are considered more effective. As a result, cinnamon is only used as a complement to cooking. In fact, cinnamon stems have great benefits and benefits for health.


Cinnamon contains antioxidants that can help control blood sugar levels. Cinnamon helps digestion after eating and helps improve insulin response in type 2 diabetes patients. One gram of cinnamon alone is known to reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, bad cholesterol, and total cholesterol in diabetic patients. Based on whfoods.com, cinnamon also reduces the risk of heart disease in diabetic patients. And is good news for anyone who wants to increase energy to be more stable.
Has a natural anti-infective compound found in the study. Cinnamon is effective against H. pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers or boils and other pathogens.

Healthy blood vessels. LDL cholesterol in the body makes the blood vessels clogged, cinnamon can reduce it.
Relieve stomach aches. With cinnamon concoctions it can also cure stomach aches by mixing honey and cinnamon. In this way, besides being able to treat stomach pain, it can also cleanse the stomach.

Remove bad breath. Mixing 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder in warm water and drinking it every morning can make our mouth fresh for a day and eliminate the need for an annoying mouth.
Reduces flatulence. A study says that consuming warm drinks with a mixture of honey and cinnamon can be very effective for reducing flatulence.

Overcoming bone cancer and stomach cancer. Research says that consuming 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder every day for a month can overcome bone cancer and stomach cancer. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon can reduce cancer cell proliferation and for cancer prevention.

Smelling cinnamon smell is known to increase brain activity. Whfoods.com also explained that the smell of cinnamon can improve a person's cognitive processes and help in terms of concentrating, remembering, speed of work on computer programs.
Treating Flu. Cinnamon is usually used in traditional Chinese medicine in people who have fever or influenza. This is because cinnamon contains substances that make the body warm and comfortable.

Fight the HIV virus. Other benefits of cinnamon sticks that are very rarely known are to fight the HIV virus. Journal University of Texas also mentioned that, 'extracts that are most effective against HIV-1 and HIv-2 are extracts of cinnamon or cinnamon and cardiospermum helicacabum', respectively.

Overcoming acne. Using cinnamon turned out to be able to overcome stubborn acne by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and then applying it to the face before sleeping and leaving it overnight. After waking up, wash your face with warm water, if this method is carried out every day on a regular basis can overcome acne.
Overcoming a toothache simply by mixing 1 cup of cinnamon powder with 5 tablespoons of honey and rubbing it on the affected tooth. Use this herb regularly until the pain in the tooth disappears.

Overcoming arthritis. By consuming warm water mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder can overcome chronic arthritis.

Overcome hair loss. Some women must be concerned about hair loss, but there is no need to worry because there are many traditional herbs that can be used to treat hair loss such as olive oil extract, masin wood powder and honey.
Dilute blood. Cinnamaldehyde, the oil produced by cinnamon can prevent blood from clotting. Based on whfoods.com, cinnamon secretes anti-inflammatory fatty acids called arachidonic. This fatty acid then reduces inflammation and blood clots.

Overcoming menstrual pain. Because it is able to balance reproductive hormones, cinnamon sticks can also facilitate the menstrual cycle. This also applies to accelerating menstrual blood decay.

Sufficient nutritional needs. Cinnamon bark also contains fiber, calcium and iron even though in small amounts. Even so, cinnamon is enough to help meet your daily nutritional needs if consumed in the right amount.
Those are some of the surprising benefits that can be obtained from cinnamon. No longer underestimate the efficacy of cinnamon in your food or drink.

Consuming too much of the stem of this plant can also cause liver problems. Another thing that must also be considered is the reaction of cinnamon to chemical drugs. Cinnamon can react with antibiotics, diabetes medications, blood thinners and heart medications. Therefore, consultation with a doctor is needed if you want to consume cinnamon with other medicines.

Side Effects Consuming of Cinnamon

Besides providing extraordinary benefits for health, cinnamon can also provide side effects for the health of the body. The use of cinnamon that is wrong or too excessive or in people who are allergic, can cause irritation to the mouth, lips, and other parts that can cause injury. Usually it will cause redness if applied to the skin.

The risk of consuming excessive cinnamon is likely to be toxic, especially in people with liver disorders. The ingredients in some cinnamon products such as coumarin can cause liver problems. In addition, because cinnamon can reduce blood sugar, so that diabetics may need to adjust their treatment if they use cinnamon supplements.

People with gastric ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome should be careful when consuming cinnamon. Consuming large amounts of cinnamon (more than half a teaspoon) can cause irritation of the stomach wall.

Cinnamon contains a substance that is toxic to the kidneys if consumed in large quantities. This substance is called coumarin. Therefore, it is recommended that patients with kidney disorders or liver disorders or people who consume drugs metabolized in the liver limit the consumption of cinnamon.

It is very good for treatment and health care, but the safety evidence of cinnamon as a traditional medicine is still relatively low, so it is not recommended for children, or for women who are pregnant and breastfeeding. And also for those of you who are taking regular medication, you should first consult your doctor before using cinnamon as a medicine. Because, cinnamon can interact with antibiotics, diabetes medications, blood thinners, heart medications, and so on.

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