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July 13, 2010
Cinnamon is one of the most common spices used frequently for sprinkling on our apple pies, ice-creams or cappuccinos. This amazing spice originates from the Middle East and has been used in culinary for centuries. Those who want to shed some pounds are recommended to use various supplements and extracts from cinnamon. Weight loss is achieved by cholesterol lowering and regulatory properties of this natural remedy.
Cinnamon is rich in useful microelements like iron, manganese, calcium and others, along with antioxidants and polyphenols. Health benefits of cinnamon include its soothing and calming effects on our stomach and digestive system, that is why cinnamon is used to prevent ulcers, as well as intestinal infections. It was proven that cinnamon is one of the most effective herbal remedies for improving our memory and brain activity, boosting our cognitive function and so on. Cinnamon has very good anti-inflammatory powers, it can prevent urinary tract infections and yeast infections.
In addition, cinnamon has blood sugar lowering properties which make it a remedy for those who suffer from type 2 diabetes. However, facilitating weight loss is certainly one of the main health benefits of cinnamon. Specialists say that cinnamon products have a property to stop the process of fat accumulation in the body in a natural way, without any hormonal shifts or other unwanted side effects.
For preparing an effective homemade weight loss remedy, cinnamon can be used as powder, but it is especially recommended to combine cinnamon powder with such natural product as honey. It is very easy to prepare this cinnamon weight loss remedy: mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, boil in 200 ml of water. Use 100 ml in the morning and 100 ml before going to bed. In order to achieve great results, this effective natural weight loss aid should be used in conjunction with lots of physical exercise and outdoor activities.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.