Cinnamon is a widely known substance, however many of its properties are not well known to most. For example, you probably did not know that cinnamon contains substances that can help and promote the motor functions that are affected in those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and can even inhibit the accumulation of proteins that causes Alzheimer’s disease. It is really surprising, today we are going to name you some of its medicinal functions so that you know a little more about this spice so beneficial to our health.
Cinnamon has a delicious flavor and aroma that is used a lot in aromatherapy therapies, in perfumery, incense and in medicine.
It also has several virtues on our health in general:
- Protects the health of our heart system
- It has an excellent anti-inflammatory action.
- Regulates blood sugar levels.
- Helps improve cognitive function.
- It has antimicrobial properties.
- It is a powerful antioxidant.
- Relieves premenstrual syndrome.
It is important to know that although it is a very healthy food, it is recommended not to be ingested by pregnant women or by children under two years of age. Nor by those who are taking anticoagulant treatments.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.