The therapeutic properties of cinnamon are many and well known already in Ancient Egypt and by the Romans.
It is a powerful natural antioxidant, stimulates blood circulation and helps to reduce cholesterol.
It has antibacterial properties (it was used in ancient Egypt for embalming the dead), antiseptic, stimulant and digestive.
According to recent studies it appears useful for those who suffer from type 2 diabetes because of the presence of a particular polyphenol that would have a “similar-to-insulin” action.
Cinnamon stimulates the immune system and appears to be a good natural remedy against colds, flu, diarrhea, flatulence and dyspepsia for its antimicrobial and astringent properties.
In Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine Cinnamon is used for disorders related to the cold (as it has a very warming effect) and against menstrual pain.
In ancient Rome Cinnamon was presented as an aphrodisiac spice, however it was only in the sixteenth century that the stimulating effect on sexual desire of this drug was confirmed by various medical papers.
Cinnamon appears to reduce emotional eating, besides it’s a perfect satiating condiment for those who are following a weight loss diet.