Seven benefits of cinnamon for women

Cinnamon is a very delicious spice that is used in many recipes. But did you know this deliciously smelling and tasting spice is good for your health? Read on to learn about the most essential benefits of cinnamon for women. You will not believe the third benefit. We did not consider it when we found the information in several medical articles.

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Published on:May 16th 2024
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What is cinnamon?

Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, especially in the eastern hemisphere, specifically in East Asian countries. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of a tree native to Asia and grown in the Indian subcontinent and South America. Perhaps the most famous country that produces cinnamon is Sri Lanka, home of Cinnamon Island. Cinnamon is used in cooking and making sweets; different people have used it in traditional medicine for thousands of years. It is characterized by its tangy, sweet taste and pleasant aroma. It is worth noting that there are two types of cinnamon: the flat type, known as Cassia cinnamon, and the rolled type, or Ceylon cinnamon, which is the best tasting and best quality.

Benefits of cinnamon for women

1| Regulating periods

Cinnamon helps regulate the menstrual cycle by adjusting hormone levels and increasing uterine blood flow. Cinnamon tea helps relieve menstrual pain and regulate the menstrual cycle.

2| Alleviating the symptoms of PCOs

Cinnamon, rich in therapeutic properties such as fighting microbes, fungi, and viruses, helps alleviate the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome, thus improving the menstrual cycle and regulating ovulation.

3| Increase fertility

We told you we had a surprise! If you are suffering from fertility problems, a cup of warm cinnamon tea will not only comfort you but also help improve fertility. It may be a way to enhance fertility treatment. It has been shown that drinking cinnamon tea regularly helps regulate hormones and strengthen the work of the hormones responsible for ovulation, thus improving the chances of getting pregnant.

4| Promoting heart health

Adding cinnamon to daily food and drinking it as a hot drink helps reduce harmful cholesterol and triglycerides and improves blood pressure, among the things that women suffer from, especially after menopause. The anti-inflammatory properties also greatly enhance the functioning of the veins and arteries and the heart's health in women and men.

5| Controlling blood sugar levels

Cinnamon helps improve blood sugar levels, and some people with diabetes indicate that consuming cinnamon tea regularly with the treatment prescribed by doctors helps them lower blood sugar levels and maintain healthy levels. Cinnamon also helps fight insulin resistance, making it an excellent addition to diabetes treatment. It has been shown that this magical spice can reduce the amount of sugar the body absorbs after eating, as it interacts with digestive enzymes to reduce the absorption of sugar and carbohydrates in the blood.

6| Increase immunity

This delicious and wonderful spice has many therapeutic anti-inflammatory properties, enhancing the body's ability to fight various infections, whether bacterial, viral, or fungal, which makes it effective in fighting diseases and raising immunity, especially in the winter when influenza and colds spread. It has also been shown that one of the active compounds in cinnamon, known as Cinnamaldehyde, is effective in fighting Candida bacteria, which are responsible for recurrent vaginal infections.

7| Promote weight loss

Due to its beneficial properties in controlling insulin resistance, reducing blood sugar absorption, and lowering sugar levels in the body, cinnamon helps promote weight loss. It also reduces cravings for sweets and food, making it an excellent addition to an integrated healthy diet and exercise program.

Can cinnamon be harmful?

It has been shown that cinnamon in flat wood forms, known as Cassia cinnamon, contains large amounts of coumarin, which can cause health issues if consumed in large quantities continuously. Therefore, it is preferable to use Ceylon cinnamon because it contains much smaller amounts of the harmful element coumarin.

Conclusion

Cinnamon is delicious and gives a pleasant smell when boiled. Put a stick of Ceylon cinnamon in water and cook it for a few minutes. Make this daily drink your warm haven that adds some sweetness to your day, and enjoy the precious benefits of cinnamon.

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