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Effect of cinnamon water extract on monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation and scavenger receptor activity

Posted March 7, 2014

Water soluble cinnamon extract has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity and modulate macrophage activation, a desirable trait for the management of obesity or atherosclerosis. Our present study investigated whether cinnamon water extract (CWE) may influence the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages and the activity of macrophage scavenger receptors, commonly observed in atherosclerotic lesions.

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A natural way to improve your digestive power with cinnamon

Posted February 2, 2014

In early civilization, cinnamon was used to treat everything from athlete’s foot to indigestion. The cinnamon herb is obtained from the bark of its evergreen tree that originated from Sri Lanka. The herb has many benefits across all cultures, and researchers are still studying more of its uses in laboratories. Cinnamon aids the digestive system in different ways such as soothing the stomach, increasing metabolism, increasing appetite, and relieving gas.

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The healing potential of cinnamon

Posted January 14, 2014

When it comes to spices, cinnamon has been found to be one of the healthiest for you, not to mention its delicious taste. Cinnamon can have far reaching health benefits with recent research indicating that it can reduce blood pressure and even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that numerous potential benefits can be obtained from this delicious, inexpensive spice.

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Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar better than drugs: Study

Posted January 12, 2014

Type 2 diabetes is definitely among the more frustrating diseases, in that the conventional treatment model requires constant needle pricks while providing no actual cure. But a growing body of research suggests that regular supplementation with cinnamon could help in thwarting the onset of diabetes, and potentially even provide better relief than mainstream therapies for already-diagnosed diabetics.

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Cinnamon for holiday cooking reduces blood sugar and can cure the common cold

Posted November 21, 2013

Cinnamon is a frequent addition to holiday meals such as pumpkin pie and mulled cider. Cinnamon can also be used to lower blood sugar, treat the common cold and thin blood. In fact, the drug Coumadin is derived from a synthetic form of cinnamon. Used in Chinese medicine, cinnamon is derived from the bark of a tree native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The oil from the tree bark contains the active ingredient, cinnamonaldehyde. Cinnamon oil is calming to the nervous system.

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Medicinal properties of ‘true’ cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): a systematic review

Posted October 23, 2013

In traditional medicine Cinnamon is considered a remedy for respiratory, digestive and gynaecological ailments. In-vitro and in-vivo studies from different parts of the world have demonstrated numerous beneficial medicinal effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CZ). This paper aims to systematically review the scientific literature and provide a comprehensive summary on the potential medicinal benefits of CZ.

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Cinnamon may help ease common cause of infertility, study says

Posted October 17, 2013

Cinnamon has long been used to add flavor to sweet and savory foods. Now, preliminary research suggests the spice may also help jump-start irregular menstrual cycles in women affected by a common infertility disorder.

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Spice for life – Health benefits of cinnamon

Posted October 16, 2013

Cinnamon has so many uses. For most people, it’s a condiment for milk or oatmeal or is used in potpourri. The best thing about cinnamon is that it’s easily available everywhere. Do you know that cinnamon has numerous health benefits? Do you know where it comes from? Considering their health benefits, some might think it comes straight from heaven! Cinnamon is actually a bark of a specific type of tree that belongs to one family of trees.

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Posted October 2, 2013

Deborah Ray discusses how using cinnamon benefits your health in this health minute.

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What are the health benefits of cinnamon?

Posted September 16, 2013

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees from the genus Cinnamomum – native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. The spice is commonly used in cooking. However, cinnamon is also associated with a number of different health benefits.

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