Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. The aroma and flavour of cinnamon derive from its essential oil and principal component, cinnamaldehyde, as well as numerous other constituents, including eugenol. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.Modern science has now confirmed what people have known for ages.
- Contains large amounts of potent polyphenol antioxidants
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
- Lowers blood sugar levels