has an amazing array of health and healing benefits:
1. In a report published in 2003, 60 people with type 2
diabetes took 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon in pill form daily
(which ranges from about 1/4 of a teaspoon to about 1
teaspoon). After 40 days, all 3 amounts of cinnamon reduced
fasting blood glucose by 18 to 29%, triglycerides by 23 to
30%, LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol by 7 to 27%, and total
cholesterol by 12 to 26%. (I’m guessing that this cinnamon
wasn’t consumed through cinnamon rolls! HAHA)
2. In a study published by researchers at the
U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced
the generation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
3. Cinnamon has an anti-clotting effect on
the blood. (Which means that if you are on anti-clotting
medication or are pregnant, you should use caution when
injesting large amounts of cinnamon.)
4. Copenhagen University performed a study
that revealed that patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon
powder and one tablespoon of honey every morning had
significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could
walk without pain within one month.
5. Smelling cinnamon can boost cognitive
function and memory. Several tests have been conducted on
sucking on a piece of cinnamon candy or chewing a piece of
cinnamon gum while performing tests on memory function, and
have shown that peoples’ test scores improved when cinnamon
6. Researchers at Kansas State University
found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in
7. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties.
When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food
spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. The
International Journal of Food Microbiology published a study
in 2003 that showed that a few drops of cinnamon essential oil
to 100 ml (approximately 3 ounces) of carrot broth that was
then refrigerated inhibited the growth of the food-borne
pathogenic Bacillus cereus for at least 60 days, which
flourished without the cinnamon oil even though it was in the
8. Cinnamon has extremely high anti-oxidant
activity, and the oil of cinnamon has strong anti-bacterial
and anti-fungal properties.
9: It has shown an ability to stop
medication-resistant yeast infections. It is a great source of
manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
10. A paste made from five teaspoons of
honey mixed with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder can relieve
toothache pain. Apply a small amount directly onto the aching
tooth 2 or 3 times daily until the pain is relieved.
All of this from that little jar in your cupboard that you
pull out when you want to make cinnamon toast or apple pie!
Think of cinnamon next time you’re looking for something to
sprinkle on your oatmeal in the morning.
Kosher Spices Cinnamon