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Cinnamon for taste & health

Cinnamon for taste & health

Cinnamon is a spice that many of us associate with holidays, baking and beverages. This is one of the oldest known spices. Aside from its use in cooking, cinnamon may have additional health properties.

“In traditional Chinese medicine, Cassia cinnamon is used for colds, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and painful menstrual periods. It’s also believed to improve energy, vitality, and circulation and be particularly useful for people who tend to feel hot in their upper body but have cold feet.
In Ayurveda, cinnamon is used as a remedy for diabetes, indigestion, and colds, and it is often recommended for people with the kapha Ayurvedic type.
It’s a common ingredient in chai tea, and it is believed to improve the digestion of fruit, milk and other dairy products”. For more information about the science behind cinnamon see link

Source: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/cinnamon/a/cinnamon.htm

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