Ceylon Cinnamon known as the finest in the world is also widely acknowledged for its valuable medicinal and culinary properties. It is well known that Ceylon Cinnamon which has a long history was recognized in ancient times not only as an exotic spice but also as a means of treating various diseases.
Modern research has shown Ceylon Cinnamon to have beneficial health properties that help treat some general ailments such as common cold, muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections and loss of appetite amongst others.
Research also indicates that Ceylon Cinnamon may be helpful in improving glucose and lipid levels in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. It may also be beneficial in inhibiting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, may be potentially effective against HIV and may help the destructive process of multiple sclerosis; helps control heart rate and blood pressure whilst lowering the negative effects of high fat meals.
Additionally Ceylon Cinnamon is believed to have anti-clotting action, anti-microbial activity and is known as an excellent source of manganese calcium, iron and zinc.
The active principles in Ceylon Cinnamon are known to have anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-septic, local anesthetic, anti inflammatory, carminative and anti-flatulent properties. It is also believed that Cinnamon has one of the highest anti-oxidant strength of all food sources in nature and is a source rich in vitamin A.