Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Many associate the scent of Cinnamon with fall and the smell of pumpkin pies. Cinnamon is a bark from trees of the genus cinnamomum in the lauraceae family, and it has been used for making incense and perfumes from the ancient past to our time. Cinnamon's popularity ranges from supporting healthy blood sugar to making breath smell sweet.
Cinnamon Bark supplements may help lower blood sugar and support healthy blood sugar. Cinnamon Bark contains anti-oxidants that have been documented to have effects that are anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, and anti-estrogenic. Certain compounds in cinnamon promote bone formation and support healthy blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Cinnamon contains the volatile oils Cinnamaldehyde, Eugenol, Trans-cinnamic acid and the phenolic compounds Tannins, Catechins, Proanthocyanidins, Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes. Compounds isolated from Cinnamon mimic the action of insulin by activating insulin receptors.
Cinnamon is among essential oils that are mosquito and insect repellents. Because of the popularity of Cinnamon, diabetics on blood sugar medications may wish to consult their physician before taking cinnamon, as it can make diabetic medications stronger. Remedy's organic Cinnamon Bark is available as capsules. Because one of cinnamon's properties is to deliver nutrients and components to various parts of the body, cinnamon is featured in small amounts in some of our formulas for this purpose.