Cinnamon Benefits

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If you have tried our hair care range of organic cinnamon and patchouli, you will understand why we have included it in the EverEscents range.   Initially, we started out with the cinnamon & patchouli Deep Treatment which made hair “so soft and smelled amazing” which is a quote directly from one of our customers.  We have also been told that people wanted to eat it as it smells so delicious – please note we don’t recommend it!  So due to the popularity of our organic Deep Treatment we have now added it as a range including the shampoo and everyday conditioner and they’re all organic, of course.

 

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You may be wondering how we at EverEscents chose Cinnamon as a spice for our Deep Treatment?  Well Cinnamon stimulates circulation and new cell growth and aids in tissue regeneration. It is also know to aid with scalp conditions such as flaky scalp and psoriasis.  Also taking into consideration of our Mind & Spirit – Cinnamon can help relieve headaches, colds, nausea and is believed to improve energy & vitality, all whilst having a quick hair wash in the morning….what better way to start the morning.  Because we love the topical effects of cinnamon on the body so much we were curious as to where it comes from and what are the internal health benefits as well.

Herbs 2000 describe; The plant known as the cinnamon is the source of a very famous spice, true cinnamon plants are native to Sri Lanka and Ceylon, while the plant called the cassia or the Chinese cinnamon originates from Burma – the bark of the cinnamon is fragrant and is used to make the spice. True Ceylonese cinnamon is much more expensive than the cassia, and has a lighter and more delicate fragrance; the Burmese variety is much more pungent and possesses a stronger flavor than the original cinnamon.

Antioxidants for Health and Longevity (AHL) website explains that cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These essential oils are potent antibacterial and antifungal stimulants.

ALH go on to say, Cinnamon has also been valued in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The benefits of cinnamon include providing relief from colds or flu, especially when it’s mixed in a tea with some fresh ginger. Cinnamon is useful for relieving sore throats, coughs, sneezing and mild headaches.  Cinnamon has also been used for flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and painful menstrual periods. It’s also believed to improve energy, vitality, and circulation, and be particularly useful for people who tend to feel hot in their upper body but have cold feet.

If that isn’t enough, here are 10 more health reasons we found on Care2 website to love this super spice:

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.  That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

2. It reduces LDL cholesterol levels.  LDL is also known as the harmful cholesterol.  Reducing it may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

3. It has natural anti-infectious compounds.  In studies, cinnamon has been effective against ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria and other pathogens.

4. It reduces pain linked to arthritis.  Cinnamon has been shown in studies at the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangnam Korean Hospital, to reduce cytokines linked to arthritic pain.

5. Research at the University of Texas, published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer, shows that cinnamon may reduce the proliferation of cancer cells, holding promise for cancer prevention and sufferers of the disease.

6. It is a natural food preservative.

7. It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese—albeit small amounts to the typical dose of ground cinnamon.

  1. It’s been proven effective for menstrual pain and infertility.
  1. Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.
  2. Cinnamon holds promise for various neurodegenerative diseases, including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and meningitis, according to research at the Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas.  Their research shows that cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with these neurological disorders.

Wow, how is that for a simple spice, found in most homes, pretty impressive!  Have you been using cinnamon regularly?  You can peruse our range of Cinnamon & Patchouli hair care products CLICK HERE EverEscents Cinnamon & Patchouli Range or HERE for the EverEscents Deep Treatment and enjoy.

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Source: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-surprising-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html#ixzz2RioeEZCd & http://www.antioxidants-for-health-and-longevity.com/uses-of-cinnamon.html & http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_cinnamon.htm