• Amazing Antimicrobial Properties of Cinnamon

    Amazing Antimicrobial Properties of Cinnamon

    Food, as we say it is a requirement of our daily life, without which we can hardly survive. But we can’t go on eating raw vegetables just to fulfill the requirement. We need taste. So, we add salt and spice just to make the food tasty. These spices not only provide taste to your food but also help in its storage and preservation. No one was concerned about the term […]

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  • Cinnamon for Muscle Soreness

    Cinnamon for Muscle Soreness

    Pain is a protective stimulus produced by our body signaling us that something is wrong. When we touch a hot pan or a cloth on fire, we feel pain and the stimulus reaches our brain telling us to take away our hand as a response. Thus, protecting our hands from severe damage called the “burns”. But pain is not a pleasant phenomenon, be it a needle prick, a fracture or […]

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  • Cinnamon for Intestinal Upset

    Cinnamon for Intestinal Upset

    The digestive system can get upset by diet, diseases or emotional stress. There are many types of digestive disorders varying in intensity and severity. Hence, a person can suffer from indigestion, diarrhea, gas, bloating, intestinal upset or stomach cramps. They can also have other chronic digestive problems such as GERD or heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome etc.   Indigestion is the most common of intestinal upsets. It is also called upset […]

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  • Cooking with Cinnamon

    Cooking with Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is the well-known spice got from the cinnamon tree. The dried quills are used for cooking either as ground powder, sticks or oil. There are numerous varieties of cinnamon although the most commonly used are Ceylon cinnamon or Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cassia cinnamon or Cinnamomum aromaticum. Both differ in flavors with Ceylon cinnamon being the more refined and subtle of the two. Cassia is less expensive and widely available […]

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  • 9 Ways Cinnamon Can Benefit Your Skin

    9 Ways Cinnamon Can Benefit Your Skin

    Cinnamon grows abundantly in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and other Asian countries and people out there have been using cinnamon for various medicinal purposes including for skin disorders. One great thing about cinnamon is there are so many ways to use it – cinnamon oil, powder, mask, etc. Cinnamon is proving to be a spice that not only adds flavor to various dishes but can also cure many infections and […]

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Can Cinnamon Help in Case of High LDL Levels?

Can cinnamon help in high ldl levels

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is one of the two main types of cholesterol, the other being High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is often referred to as the bad cholesterol because of the role it plays in hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerotic conditions. The higher the levels of LDL cholesterol, the more are the risk to develop cardiovascular ailments. Thus, it is very necessary to keep a check on the […]

Warning : Coumarin in Cinnamon Can be Harmful

Warning - Coumarin in Cinnamon Can be Harmful

Cassia cinnamon i.e. Cinnamomum cassia is also known as Chinese cinnamon and is one of the most popular varieties of cinnamon. Cinnamon has been widely used as a spice all over the world and is mainly obtained from the barks of the cinnamon tree species. The other variety of cinnamon which is popular is Ceylon cinnamon i.e. Cinnamomum verum/zeylanicum. What is coumarin? Coumarin is an organic compound, belonging to the […]

How Cinnamon Can Help In Gout

how cinnamon can benefit in gout

Millions of people across the globe have Gout, which in simplest terms is a type of arthritis. It is characterized by a sudden attack of pain along with redness and inflammation of the joints. These attacks occur repeatedly unless it is effectively treated. The main causative agent of gout is accumulation of uric acid in the blood stream. Uric acid, in the form of needle-like urate crystals gets concentrated at […]