In fact, cinnamon has a long history of use as a medicinal herb. It's not only antibacterial, it also helps regulate blood sugar, especially in diabetic patients. In addition, cinnamon is a potent immune system booster and helps prevent cancer. Truly, cinnamon is a remarkable herb.
To get the benefit, though, it's better to take cinnamon tincture rather than chewing on popular gum products. Most cinnamon gum is made with either refined sugar or artificial chemical sweeteners like aspartame, both of which are metabolic disruptors that reduce your overall level of health. The best way to get cinnamon is to take it as a tincture or use it in your cooking, but make sure you don't load up on added sugars.