Cinnamon is the spice from the inner bark of many trees and is used in both sweet and savoury foods. It is one of the world’s oldest spices and used to be one of the most valuable commodities. Cinnamon is thought to possibly lower blood sugar and cholesterol, though the evidence of this is not completely clear. It has also been found to reduce inflammation and may have an antioxidant effect.
Cinnamon has been used as a natural remedy for preventing nausea and vomiting, muscle and stomach spasms, infections and the common cold.
Risks and Side Effects
Cinnamon has no notable risks or side effects but if taken in excessive amounts can cause irritation to the mouth and area surrounding it.
Cinnamon can be used as a spice in baking and cooking. It can be added to stewed fruit, hot chocolate, breads and cakes.
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Recipes using cinnamon can be found here.
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