Cinnamon (Osmunda cinnamomea)
Packed with a wide array of vitamins and minerals (calcium, chromium, iron, phospurus, potassium, zinc, vits A, B1, B2, B3, and C, etc), cinnamons medical properties overshadowed its previous use as primarily for spices and flavorings. It is often combined with ginger to promote good circulation and digestion in China. In India, cinnamon is integrated in toothpaste ingredient not only for its good flavor but also for its antiseptic property. New researches showed that cinnamon is also good supplement for diabetic sufferers. One active ingredient of cinnamon is the methylhydroxychalcone or MHCP. This compound increases cell’s sensitivity to insulin and prevent receptor blockage for easy transport of glucose into the cell. The increase of glucose uptake into the cell can greatly prevent the onset of hyperglycemia.
Other medicinal uses of cinnamon: counteracts congestion, aids in peripheral circulation, warms the body and enhances digestion especially the metabolism of fats, useful weight loss, and uterine hemorrhaging treatment for:. Diarrhea, nausea, fungal and yeast infection