apparently has the effect of thinning your blood thereby increasing
blood circulation. Increased blood flow generally boosts your metabolism
which is why it may be helpful in weight loss. This blood thinning
property of Cinnamon also helps it in acting as an anti clotting agent
especially for those suffering from heart disease.
2. Massage Therapy
is a well known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil it is highly
effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain. Some put a few drops
in their bath to relax and to soothe tired and aching muscles.
3. Cold and Coughs
the first sign (within 5-10 minutes) of sniffles or an itch in your
throat take some Cinnamon Tea or Cinnamon stick Tea. It is said to stop
an impending illness in its tracks.
4. Food Preservative
Cinnamon is effective in inhibiting
bacterial growth. This may be one reason why it is widely used in food
preparation in hot Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, virtually every dish
has a pinch of Cinnamon in it. In addition to great flavor, Ceylon
Cinnamon in combination with other spices like Turmeric and Chili may
have been an indigenous solution to preserve food without a
5. Blood Sugar Control
Several studies have
found that Cinnamon has properties that help those with insulin
resistance. It is therefore very popular with Type 2 diabetics who take
it to control their blood sugar variations.