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Cinnamon: Health Benefits, Types of Cinnamon, and Side Effects

  1. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. The spice is known for its distinctive slightly sweet, tart and spicy flavor. The unique aroma of cinnamon is especially present during the Christmas season, for example poinsettia bread with a cinnamon filling, Christmas cookies with cinnamon, etc. Cinnamon is used as an aromatic seasoning and flavoring agent in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savory dishes and foods. Cinnamon has been used in ancient times for its healing properties and for embalming. Cinnamon is currently appreciated, among other things, for its effect on the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, it can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But cinnamon can also potentially cause a number of health problems. Cinnamon contains coumarin, especially Chinese cinnamon. The coumarin content of Ceylon cinnamon is very low, according to the Nutrition Center. A high coumarin intake can cause liver damage and inhibit blood clotting.

Which parts of the plant and ingredients are used?

  1. Ingredients Cinnamon contains an incredible number of healthy ingredients. It is rich in minerals and contains, for example, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Cinnamon is also rich in Vitamin A and Niacin (Vitamin B3). It also contains pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) and pyridoxine (one of the seven compounds that make up Vitamin B6

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

  1. Fungi, bacteria and preservation

Side Effects

  1. Irritation and allergies

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