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LET´S LISTEN TO THE PLANTS: CINNAMON












By Dr. med. Claudia Schmiemann


The Ceylon cinnamon is the one with the highest quality and also the most expensive one. Cinnamon is a spice produced from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree that you can buy powdered or as sticks. Nowadays Indonesia and China produce 70 % of the world supply – these countries grow a different kind of cinnamon tree called Cassia.

There are amazing health benefits to this spice. It contains so much antioxidants including polyphenols that you can even use it for food preservation! The Egyptians embalmed their mummies with it. The anti-inflammatory effects make it a valuable source for any kind of infection we have to deal with. As it balances our metabolism it can even have heart disease protecting properties. It has also been shown that cinnamon increases the sensitivity of our cells to the hormone insulin. Therefore it has a positive effect on diabetes mellitus type 2 and can decrease blood sugar levels.

There are results that show neuron-protective abilities so it might support the treatment of Alzheimer and Parkinson patients.

Research was also done on the effect of cinnamon on cancer cells and it appears that it can be toxic to cancer cells and induce their cell death.

I like to use cinnamon in smoothies, deserts but also with savory dishes and meat. As a Yang-food it is THE spice for wintertime that boosts our immune system.






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