[Sca-cooks] Medicinal cinnamon

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Wed Aug 12 15:19:38 PDT 2009

I exchanged messages with one of the researchers doing the initial study of 
using cinnamon to help control blood sugar levels and obtained a copy of the 
paper.  My particular interest was whether they were using cinnamon or 
cassia, and was told that it was regular cinnamon from C. zeylanicum.

The effect is actual.


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I take cinnamon to help with blood sugar control.  I don't know if the 
effect is actual or placebo, but my count is a little lower when I take it.

I read in Toussaint-Samat that cinnamon is used in Africa (if I recall 
correctly) to control diarrhea in children.  One flu-stricken day (before I 
became diabetic) I gave it a try and choked down a teaspoon in a cup of hot 
water.  It worked beautifully.

Capsules of cinnamon will work as well, although with the capsules I have a 
tendency to burp cinnamon dust, which makes my husband laugh and the cats 
look at me funny.


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