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Is medicinal tree bark the next big cancer prevention strategy? Research says yes

7/14/2015 - Researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Pharmacy and the UA Cancer Center recently discovered that a derivative found in cinnamon called cinnamaldehyde, which gives cinnamon its unique smell and taste, acts as a potent protective agent against colorectal cancer. "Given cinnamon's...

What kind of cinnamon are you eating - Ceylon, cassia, Korintje, or Saigon?

4/4/2015 - There are hundreds of types of cinnamon, but there are only four varieties used for commercial purposes. The cinnamon known as "true cinnamon" is Ceylon cinnamon. This is the only variety that many other countries refer to as cinnamon. Other varieties are known as cassia. Other cinnamon varieties,...

The health benefits of cinnamon and how to use this amazing spice

4/2/2015 - While there are definitely color, taste, and texture variations between Ceylon, Cassia, Korintje, and Saigon cinnamon, the differences in respect to health benefits are minor. Nutrients - One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has up to 16% of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for Manganese, 5% for fiber...

Curry - the health benefits of its common spices

1/26/2015 - India is a country with over 1 billion people spread over five large regions. This population is incredibly diverse. Indians speak more than122 different languages and their cuisines vary greatly among the regions. Despite these differences, there is still something Indians have in common - their love...

Cinnamon essential oil can naturally prevent dangerous foodborne illnesses

8/2/2014 - Essential oil of cinnamon is a potent antibacterial agent that may be useful as a natural method for preventing the spread of foodborne illness, according to a study conducted by researchers from Washington State University that is scheduled for publication in the journal Food Control in December 2014. The...

Cinnamon bark, used in Chinese medicine, shown to halt progression of Parkinson's

7/12/2014 - Eating cinnamon powder may cause the body to reverse some of the brain changes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Rush University Medical Center and published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology on June 20. The research was funded by...

A natural way to improve your digestive power with cinnamon

2/1/2014 - In early civilization, cinnamon was used to treat everything from athlete's foot to indigestion. The cinnamon herb is obtained from the bark of its evergreen tree that originated from Sri Lanka. The herb has many benefits across all cultures, and researchers are still studying more of its uses in laboratories....

The healing potential of cinnamon

1/14/2014 - When it comes to spices, cinnamon has been found to be one of the healthiest for you, not to mention its delicious taste. Cinnamon can have far reaching health benefits with recent research indicating that it can reduce blood pressure and even help prevent Alzheimer's disease. It seems that numerous...

Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar better than drugs: Study

1/12/2014 - Type 2 diabetes is definitely among the more frustrating diseases, in that the conventional treatment model requires constant needle pricks while providing no actual cure. But a growing body of research suggests that regular supplementation with cinnamon could help in thwarting the onset of diabetes,...

EU officials trying to ban cinnamon rolls, ridiculously claim natural spice compound might damage liver

1/9/2014 - It is a dessert favorite across much of Nordic Europe. But the kanelsnegle, or what is more commonly known in the States as a cinnamon roll, is the target of new European Union regulations that claim it is a threat to human health. No, not because of all the processed sugar, brominated white flour and...

Cinnamon for holiday cooking reduces blood sugar and can cure the common cold

11/21/2013 - Cinnamon is a frequent addition to holiday meals such as pumpkin pie and mulled cider. Cinnamon can also be used to lower blood sugar, treat the common cold and thin blood. In fact, the drug Coumadin is derived from a synthetic form of cinnamon. Used in Chinese medicine, cinnamon is derived from the...

Unraveling food industry lies - Many honey and spice products are counterfeit

10/27/2013 - It might be a hard pill for many people to swallow, but a significant segment of the food industry is built on a foundation of lies and deception. Grocery store and supermarket shelves everywhere are literally filled to the brim with products that claim to be one thing, but are really something else,...

Spice for life - Health benefits of cinnamon

10/16/2013 - Cinnamon has so many uses. For most people, it's a condiment for milk or oatmeal or is used in potpourri. The best thing about cinnamon is that it's easily available everywhere. Do you know that cinnamon has numerous health benefits? Do you know where it comes from? Considering their health benefits,...

Cinnamon regulates your blood sugar: Research-proven

8/12/2013 - It's ironic that a spice associated with excessively dripping sugar frosting, such as on cinnamon rolls, is actually a deterrent to excess blood sugar and insulin resistance, both of which result in potentially disastrous health consequences. Then again, maybe that was inadvertently meant to be with...

Cinnamon levels up from common spice to 'super' health food

8/8/2013 - A team of scientists elevated the prized spice, cinnamon, from its culinary applications to a loftier stratum as a promising molecular weapon for combating chronic diseases. Researchers from various fields, including Kiram Panickar, Heping Cao, Bolin Qin and Richard A. Anderson, collaborated in making...

Health benefits of cinnamon and ginger

7/16/2013 - Ginger and cinnamon are regarded and used as spices and herbs to make meals more flavorful. But they are also found to be rich in medicinal properties. Among the many benefits of cinnamon and ginger include aid in digestion, anti-viral properties, toothache relief, diabetes prevention, cold, flu, and...

How to prevent diabetes with everyday foods

5/3/2013 - According to the most recent statistics, about one-third of the entire U.S. population, or more than 100 million Americans, suffers from either diabetes or pre-diabetes, a blood sugar condition that can eventually lead to more serious health conditions and even death. And based on U.S. Centers for Disease...

What you should know about cinnamon and how it can help you

4/24/2013 - Cinnamon, which is generally an appreciated spice for its good taste when added to certain foods, definitely seems to have much more going in its favor than simply pleasing your taste buds. It's a potent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal medicinal herb offering many advantages to the human body. Cinnamon...

Cinnamon and honey's healing properties

4/14/2013 4:37:12 PM - On January 17, 1995, an article written by Beatrice Dexter about the benefits of honey and cinnamon powder, appeared in The Weekly World News. Please allow me to preface this article with a bit of information unbeknown to the writer and virtually everyone else: cinnamon is 26 percent sulfur based...

Dangers of high blood sugar can be alleviated with cinnamon, chromium and bitter melon

3/29/2013 - Blood sugar causes degenerative disease. Not only diabetes is a concern, but also high blood sugar affects the eyes, kidneys, brain, the heart, and also speeds the aging process. Sugar creates inflammation in the body, and burns the cells by inflammatory oxidation. This inflammatory process is called...

The amazing health benefits hidden in your spice cabinet

10/10/2012 - Bachelors view them as unnecessary complications. Beginning chefs view them as mysterious and intimidating ingredients only to be used by those with more experience. But herbs and spices should be a tool in every cook's arsenal, because in addition to adding delicious flavors to all types of dishes,...

Cinnamon beats Alzheimers

7/27/2012 - The miracle spice cinnamon is the scented bark of a tropical evergreen tree, native to India and Sri Lanka. Cinnamon comes from an evergreen tree in Southeast Asia and is cultivated widely in Vietnam, China, Burma, and Laos for its bark and the oil processed from the bark. Once upon a time in ancient...

Cinnamon: the blood sugar stabilizer

4/22/2012 - Cinnamon is one of the most anti-oxidant rich herbs on the planet. It has been revered by nearly every culture for centuries for its sweet taste and pleasant aroma. Cinnamon has been shown to have remarkable medicinal qualities that enhance blood sugar signaling, reduce inflammation, stimulate immunity...

Enjoy the health benefits of cinnamon

12/3/2011 - Most people tend to associate cinnamon with holiday foods such as pumpkin pie or eggnog. The truth is that cinnamon can be used all year round in a wide variety of foods and dishes. It contains many vitamins and minerals and therefore comes with a great deal of health benefits, ranging from being an...

Honey and cinnamon cures - do they really work? Here's what you need to know

11/30/2011 - Hopeful newcomers to holistic health marvel at reports about honey and cinnamon as a miracle cure-all. On the other hand, alternative health skeptics scoff at the notion of cinnamon and honey as medicine, pointing out that the plethora of articles about the curative benefits of this food duo originated...

Benefits of cinnamon - surprising health facts

11/28/2011 - A shaker of cinnamon often sits on the spice rack in most of our kitchens. Given its frequent use in sugary baked goods, many health mavens overlook cinnamon's centuries-old history as a healing substance, focusing on more exotic herbs rather than a brown powder found in Grandma's kitchen. Yet cinnamon,...

Turmeric and cinnamon combine to lower insulin and triglycerides triggered by high fat meals

8/31/2011 - Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing in The Journal of Nutrition provide strong evidence that these potent spices provide...

Cinnamon may hold the key to Alzheimer`s disease prevention and treatment

8/6/2011 - Researchers from Tel Aviv University report in the PLoS ONE journal that the common spice cinnamon found in many kitchen pantries around the world may hold a crucial key to preventing Alzheimer`s disease. Alzheimer`s disease cases are growing at an exponential pace, currently affecting one in eight...

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake: Improve Your Health while Indulging Your Sweet Tooth

4/16/2011 - This cake is sure to please -- it is completely free of all sugar and grains, yet it tastes just like the coffee cake you might buy at your local coffee house. Simple to throw together, it is delicious and healthy! Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons organic coconut flour 1 1/2 tsp...

Use cinnamon for colds, coughs and diabetes

3/1/2011 - The spice cinnamon has long been used in both cooking and in medicine. Since Egyptian times, cinnamon's healing abilities have been recognized and utilized. Chinese medical journals record cures with cinnamon dating back to 2,800 B. C. Cinnamon has also been used in Ayurvedic Medicine in India. Cinnamon...

Ginger, cinnamon and cloves have health benefits

2/17/2011 - Spices and herbs, like ginger and cinnamon, are used to flavor herbs but also have medicinal properties. Spices add health benefits to food dishes as well with adding good taste. Used for centuries and valued in ancient societies, ginger, cloves and cinnamon bring flavor and good health to the dinner...

Cinnamon promotes weight and blood sugar control

2/2/2011 - Studies have shown that cinnamon, the common kitchen spice frequently sprinkled on breakfast oatmeal and included in sweet potato pie, lowers blood glucose levels. Along with the benefits that it brings to this area, additional testing and folklore say that cinnamon also has fat-burning properties that...

How cinnamon helps prevent diabetes

1/28/2011 - A growing body of research suggests that the common spice cinnamon can help prevent and regulate diabetes. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees, and has a long history as a culinary and medicinal plant. Its uses in traditional medicine include the treatment of colds, congestion...

Cinnamon may be a treasure of green nanotechnology

12/16/2010 - Gold nanoparticles, so incredibly tiny they can't be seen by the naked eye, are used in electronics, healthcare products and as pharmaceuticals in some cancer treatments. Unfortunately, the positive applications of gold nanoparticles come with a downside -- producing the nanoparticles requires extremely...

Almonds, cinnamon and chromium naturally regulate blood sugar to prevent chronic disease

12/4/2010 - Many people don`t give a second thought to their blood glucose levels until a physician indicates a problem with sugar regulation or there is a diagnosis of diabetes. At this point, a cascade of metabolically mediated events is taking place that paves the road toward chronic disease and an early demise....

The Cure in the Kitchen: Honey and Cinnamon can Cure Cancer and Arthritis

9/30/2010 - Honey and cinnamon is useful toward healing cancer and arthritis. Is this a stretch, a rumor, or what? Not according to a January 17, 1995 issue of Canadian magazine Weekly World News. It listed honey and cinnamon`s cancer and arthritis healing as clinically proven and recognized it as valid, even `...

Protect yourself from Alzheimer's disease with cinnamon

9/24/2010 - Degenerative mental diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia continue to ravish the lives of millions around the world. And to make matters worse, the financial burden of caring for dementia patients now tops one percent of the entire world's gross domestic product (GDP). But there are ways to help prevent...

Cinnamon extract reduces risk of diabetes and heart disease

8/27/2010 - A recent study headed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified a link between cinnamon intake and reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease. According to the research, water-soluble cinnamon extract, which is high in antioxidants, helps to decrease glucose levels in the blood as...

Popular Cinnamon Offers Medicinal Properties and Tasty Treats

8/21/2010 - Cinnamon is a simple flavoring, but it is the most pungent, popular, and common of all the spices. It has some surprisingly potential health benefits and is one of the world's most important medicinal spices. Cinnamon was used as medicine by medieval physicians to treat coughing, hoarseness, sore throats,...

Spice Up Your Smoothies with Cinnamon Nutrition

1/24/2010 - Cinnamon nutrition has become very popular as a supplement in the USA. It is inexpensive, safe, and with proven health benefits. Most people who use cinnamon take cinnamon capsules. A more effective way to enjoy the health benefits of cinnamon nutrition, however, is to add the right kind of cinnamon...

Cinnamon spice helps prevent diabetes

10/5/2009 - When it comes to health care reform in America, if we hope to make real progress, we've got to consider safe, affordable solutions that really work to prevent disease. There's hardly a better example of this than cinnamon and its ability to help regulate blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Here, you'll...

Sugar and Spice: Learn How Cinnamon Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

7/31/2009 - An ancient spice prized for its unique flavor, aroma and healing capabilities, cinnamon has received a lot of attention by the modern media as a possible treatment for diabetes. Several studies have shown that cinnamon is an effective medicine for lowering blood sugar levels. While most doctors do not...

Cinnamon is the Wonder Spice for Health and Wellbeing

6/12/2009 - Cinnamon is well known as the world's oldest spice. It has a beautiful warm aroma that makes it an inviting ingredient to add to food. In the past Cinnamon was seen as an expensive luxury that was used as an aphrodisiac, and as it was more expensive to buy than silver, many people simply used it as...

Cinnamon Balances Blood Sugar and Lowers Cholesterol

2/11/2009 - That lovely fragrance of cinnamon comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree, a moderately large evergreen that is native to Sri Lanka. It has been around for at least 2000 years. According to the Bible, Moses used cinnamon to make holy oil (Exodus 20:33). Legend has it that the emperor, Nero, burned...

Spices: A Wealth of Health Benefits that Make Food Taste Great

10/23/2008 - Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies heavily on the...

Cinnamon extract shown to reduce oxidative stress of metabolic syndrome

10/19/2006 - A new study from U.S. researchers has found that daily supplementation with a cinnamon extract may boost the body's antioxidants, which can lessen the oxidative stress associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome affects roughly 32 percent of U.S. adults, and is characterized by obesity...

Q&A: How do I reduce high cholesterol with the least amount of time, money and effort? (part 2)

10/13/2004 - This is part 2 of a 2-part article series on reducing high cholesterol. So far, we've talked about getting outside, getting natural sunlight on your skin, getting daily exercise, and choosing foods that promote health -- that is, the natural, raw, live foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and...

New herbal supplement product uses green tea and cinnamon for controlling diabetes

7/28/2004 - There's a new nutritional supplement available for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes. It's called The Body Rejuvenator, marketed by Lafayette Miracle Solutions. Now, I'm not familiar with this company, nor have I tried this product. I'm discussing it here because it contains two key ingredients...

Cinnamon gum found to kill bacteria in the mouth; medicinal use of cinnamon herb is widespread

5/19/2004 11:40:24 AM - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that cinnamon flavored chewing gum exhibits a strong antibacterial effect in the mouth and even counters bad breath. This is exciting news for Wrigley's, but not at all surprising to those familiar with the antibacterial properties...

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