Research studies have shown that cinnamon will lower type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure by 25% when taken regularly over a two month period. Cinnamon healing powers are due in part to it’s antioxidant properties, and has been know to help people with high risk factors such as excessive abdominal fat, high blood sugar and elevated blood pressure combinations.
Growing up I was taught that herbs and spices have wonderful medicinal qualities and should be explored to their fullest potential. It’s difficult to explain to most Americans who have access to health care. But, so many countries around the world depend on spices and herbs for their healing properties; from stomach aches to headaches and much more.
One such culture that has been using spices and herbs are the Chinese. For centuries the Chinese have celebrated the healing benefits of spices and herbs in cooking, baking and medicine. These herbs claim to heal from rheumatoid arthritis to PMS, and today the world has rediscovered the many benefits of Chinese herbs. Just like the Chinese, Americans can begin to understand the importants that herbs and spices play in the quality of our lives and take the steps towards educating ourselves for better health.
The healing power of cinnamon also reduces bad cholesterol levels as much as 27% according to leading researchers. I was ecstatic to learn that cinnamon is not just used in cooking, but that it can stabilize normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood levels of glucose and triglycerides.
Conventional medicine combine with homeopathic remedies are on the rise and I suspect will continue during the baby-boom retirement years. I believe that people are hungry for a more natural alternative. So, whether it’s cinnamon or green tea the demand for natural remedies with no side effects will continue to increase.
I put about one half to one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon in my oatmeal or cereal. Some people take the capsules twice daily and others add twenty to forty drops of tincture (liquid extract). Choose your method and stick with it for the best results.
The capsules and tincture can be purchased at your local health food store. While there, checkout nutmeg (power or extract) also good for treating high blood pressure.