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Monthly Herbs with Elva - Cinnamon

Monday, July 01, 2019

Herb Name: Cinnamon / Cinnamon cassia

A great blood sugar regulating herb.

What ailments would benefit from it:

Diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome – linked to abdominal obesity, digestive weakness, bloating, flatulence, anorexia, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, common cold, influenza, infantile diarrhoea, Should be taken away from mineral supplements and thiamine B1, can cause reflux with some people, caution in pregnancy and with patients on antidiabetic drugs.

How does it works in the body:

Great for cold hands and feet it provides warmth by stimulating circulation. High in essential oil (cinnamaldehyde). Has a carminative action which means it can relieve flatulence and soothe intestinal spasm and pain by relaxing intestinal muscle. Aromatic digestive – tastes and smells pleasant, stimulates digestion. (Bone, K. 2003, 2007)

Personal thoughts:

This is a good herb when there is a loss of appetite, any digestive disorders like bloating, flatulence, mild cramping etc. Conditions requiring warmth. A great blood sugar regulating herb.

Always check with your health care professional to advise if this herb is suitable for you.

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