KAPOW! Now you know: Cinnamon

KAPOW! Now you know: Cinnamon

July 27, 2017

cinnamon

Cinnamon: Cin-na-mon, Noun

Family: Lauraceae

Origin: Sri Lanka and India

Cinnamon is said to be among the oldest of spices, referencing back 2,500 years ago to the land of the pharaohs. It is often known for adding warmth and fragrance to breakfast, baked goods, curries, and roast. However, many people are not aware that cinnamon is also a very potent, powerful, and well-researched medicine. It has been shown that the warming properties can be used to boost vitality, improve circulation, clear congestion, aid in digestion, and stabilize blood sugar. Additionally, cinnamon is a powerful antiseptic, antiviral and anti-fungal, while also helping to fight off flu and colds. For the ladies, you will be happy to know that when paired with ginger and steeped, it provides relief from menstrual cramps! This spice is a powerhouse and should be incorporated into every home, as it's benefits for both inside and outside of the body seem to be limitless.

Here are a few important health benefits:

High Source of Antioxidants

  • Shown to reduce free radicals and slow the aging process
  • Superfood, loaded with minerals, vitamins and amino acids
  • Helps to reduce any form of oxidative stress in the body

Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties

  • Can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and brain function decline
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation: pain, PMS, muscle soreness

Protects Heart Health

  • Helps reduce levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol while allowing the ‘good’ cholesterol HDL remain stable
  • Can help to reduce blood pressure
  • Increases blood circulation, and advances bodily tissue’s ability to repair itself

Fight Diabetes

  • Known to have antidiabetic effects, as it helps to lower blood sugar levels and improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin
  • Taking cinnamon after a high sugar heal decreases the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream

Helps Defend Against Cognitive Decline and Protects Brain Function

  • Helps the brain against developing neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
  • Reduces the effect of aging on the body and brain because it is high in antioxidants

Fight Infections and Viruses

  • Natural antimicrobial, antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral agent
  • Has immune boosting abilities (when using the essential oil) helps to fight against colds, flu, and negative digestive tract symptoms/issues

Protects Dental Health and Freshens Breath Naturally

  • Protective against bacteria living in the oral microflora- natural anti-bacterial mouthwash

Skin Health (Yay for natural face masks)

  • Cinnamons essential oil can be used to fight against irritations, rashes, allergic reactions and infections
  • When Cinnamon and honey are frequently used together in a face mask, they boost skin health, helping to prevent acne and rosacea

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Stay posted for our glossary index that will include all of the info on our ingredients list and more!

Many thanks to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Physical Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.