Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices on record, it is widely used in the kitchen to prepare tasty dishes, in addition to being known for its aphrodisiac effect, it also has other properties that make it very valuable for our health.
It is extracted from the tender branches of the cinnamon tree and there are two varieties:
Cinnamomum verum or zeylanicum (Ceylon): It has a light brown color, is thin and soft in appearance and its aroma is delicate, with a smooth texture and flavor.
Cinnamomum cassia (Cassia): It has a dark brown color, but also for having a harder and thicker texture than the previous one. It is hollow inside and gives off a strong aroma with a slightly spicy flavor.
PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS:
- It has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant action
- Stimulates the body's defenses, having antispasmodic, anesthetic and probiotic action.
- It is good to improve circulation, reduce cholesterol and increase resistance to stress
- Improves the action of insulin
- It improves mental energy, concentration and personal motivation.
- It is good for drying phlegm
- Rich in magnesium
- Control pain and muscle stiffness.
- In the composition of cinnamon, the presence of vitamin C, vitamin B1, iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorus stands out, so, although it is consumed in small quantities due to its intense flavor, it gives us a set of essential vitamins and minerals for our body.
- Lowers bad LDL cholesterol: This spice can work by lowering triglycerides and LDL cholesterol in the blood, helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. In this sense it can also act indirectly, during the metabolism of fats and sugars.
- Improve digestive disorders: Such as gas, spasmodic problems and to treat diarrhea, due to its antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effect.
- Regulates blood sugar: It has properties that help regulate blood glucose, being especially beneficial for those suffering from type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
- It helps fight cholesterol, so it prevents heart problems and arteriosclerosis.
- Improves intimate contact: Since it is a powerful aphrodisiac and improves blood circulation, increasing sensitivity and pleasure, which favors sexual contact.
- It reduces the accumulation of fat because it improves the sensitivity of the tissues to the action of insulin
- Fights respiratory tract infections as it has a drying effect on the mucous membranes and is a natural expectorant
- It works as a potent anticoagulant, that is, it prevents blood platelets from accumulating more than they should at normal levels.
- It also has relaxing effects and has been used for a long time to eliminate stress and as a powerful natural relaxant.