Indian scientists have found that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar, the India Times reports.
The researchers conducted their study among a group of 14 completely healthy volunteers in whom blood glucose levels were tested before and after eating cinnamon cakes.
Indian researchers have found that the presence of the spice in food can significantly improve the digestive process.
To confirm their hypothesis, the researchers repeated the experimental study among patients with diabetes.
After a month and a half of a diet that included high cinnamon, diabetics also showed better results in blood sugar tests.
The authors of the study believe that the intake of 2 grams of cinnamon per day reduces blood sugar levels to 29% after the 40th day.
As cinnamon extract has a strong antioxidant effect, a decrease in cholesterol and triglyceride levels by up to 30% is observed.
It turned out that cinnamon and other health properties - reduces pain in arthritis, heartburn, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, lowers high blood pressure. Added to other vegetable oils, cinnamon oil can be used for massage for rheumatic pains, insect bites, bruises, weak and often bleeding gums.
In minimal quantities, cinnamon oil stimulates blood circulation, which is especially useful for hypothermia, colds, diseases of the joints and spine and nourishment of aging skin cells, prevents the formation of cellulite, improves blood supply to the hair roots. Cinnamon is a classic antidote that relieves the condition of poisoning - food, alcohol, nicotine. It is useful in diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver, regulates the digestive process, removes bad breath.