Cinnamon has a long history of use going back to the ancient world where it was thought to be more precious than gold. Indeed the Egyptians not only used it as flavouring for beverages, it was also used in
embalming, where body cavities were filled with spiced preservatives.
Modern science is only now beginning to reveal the amazing potential of cinnamon in human health, with digestive support, blood lipid and blood sugar balance and potent antioxidant properties now being attributed to this ancient spice.
Cinnamon appears to support optimal digestion and may be especially valuable for people with digestive problems related to nervous tension. Studies also suggest potent anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties lending its use to those with bacterial dysbiosis or candida overgrowth.
Highly refined, high-sugar diets make insulin resistance an issue for many people. Cinnamon appears to support blood sugar balance by promoting cellular insulin sensitivity, ensuring that sugar is removed from the blood and used by the cells more efficiently. Blood sugar
control is a key to achieving optimal health and preventing disorders such as syndrome X. Cinnamon also appears to help support normal levels of blood lipids and clotting factors.