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Cinnamon (cinnamomum verum)

Cinnamon (cinnamomum verum)

Cinnamon is a spice that is derived from the inner bark of trees in the Cinnamomum family. Cinnamon can dry out pimples and plump the skin by bringing oxygen and blood to the surface and unclog and open pores by removing excess oil from the skin's surface. Cinnamon oil numbs pain in the muscles and joints by reducing stiffness and enhancing circulation. It is also effective in reducing inflammation, swelling and redness. 

Medicinal Uses:

  1. Blood sugar control: Cinnamon may help to regulate blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing insulin resistance. This makes it useful for managing conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

  2. Anti-inflammatory properties: Cinnamon may have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body.

  3. Antimicrobial properties: Cinnamon contains compounds that have antimicrobial properties, making it useful for treating infections caused by bacteria and fungi.

  4. Digestive health: Cinnamon may help to improve digestive health by reducing inflammation in the digestive tract and promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria.

  5. Cognitive function: Cinnamon may help to improve cognitive function, including memory and attention.

Historically, cinnamon has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of health conditions, including digestive disorders, respiratory infections, and menstrual cramps. It was also used as a culinary spice and as a fragrance.