[Sca-cooks] Medicinal cinnamon
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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