Ceylon cinnamon, also referred to as the true cinnamon, comes from a small, evergreen flowering t...
Ceylon cinnamon, also referred to as the true cinnamon, comes from a small, evergreen flowering tree from the Lauraceae family of plants. Ceylon cinnamon tree can grow anywhere from 30 to 50 feet in height and, apart from its bark, is characterized by purple fruits and greenish flowers that have a distinct fragrance. Cinnamon that comes from Ceylon cinnamon tree, scientifically known as Cinnamomum Verum, is considered to be of the best quality by culinary experts around the world. It has a far more refined and delicate taste than the regular cinnamon (Cinnamomum Cassia) that most of us have in our spice cabinets. It is also packed with plenty of beneficial compounds and hence, is also highly valued by traditional medicinal experts. Cinnamomum Verum was formerly called Cinnamomum Zeylanicum.
Parts Used: Bark Certified Organic Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Benefits and Uses
Manage blood sugar and insulin levels
Healthier blood flow
Lower blood pressure
Improve brain function
Can help prevent conditions that cause cognitive decline Indigestion
Regulate bowel movements
Lower lipids levels in the blood
Certain gynecological problems
Boost immune health Improve skin health
May help lose weight
Ceylon Cinnamon is the source of:
Procyanidins – A and B
In traditional medicinal systems, particularly in Ayurveda, Ceylon cinnamon has long been used for digestive, respiratory, and various gynecological issues. It has also been considered effective for inflammation and managing blood sugar levels.
Several research studies have confirmed many of the purported health benefits of Ceylon cinnamon. These include lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels, managing blood pressure, and relieving digestive issues. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and as an antioxidant.
Even though Cinnamomum Verum trees are now commercially cultivated in Madagascar and Seychelles as well, about 80% to 90% of Ceylon cinnamon still comes from Sri Lanka. A healthy Ceylon cinnamon tree starts to provide cinnamon from the age of three and continues to produce for about 40 to 50 years. One of the reasons why herbal experts use Ceylon cinnamon for various health issues is that it doesn’t contain the chemical compound called coumarin, which is present in many other cinnamon varieties. Coumarin, if consumed in large amounts and/or consistently can damage liver.
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