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Diabetes Watch Blog: Cinnamon For Treatment Of Diabetes?

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Jan 6, 2006

Cinnamon For Treatment Of Diabetes?

Cinnamon For Treatment Of Diabetes?
Researchers from Malaysia say that they have found new proof that cinnamon can relieve diabetes by lowering sugar levels. As per the researchers, a three-year study carried out by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia showed that the spice has positive effects on Type II diabetes.

Cinnamon is an important ingredient of Indian style cooking. Research chief Mohammad Roji says that herbalists all over the world used cinnamon to treat diarrhea and arthritis because of its ability to improve circulation, heal wounds and prevent ulcers and allergies.

"In the last decade, laboratory studies have also revealed that cinnamon extract mimicked insulin action in the cells," he said, according to the daily.

Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree which usually grows to a height of 10-15 meters. Cinnamon belongs to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka and Southern India. The bark of this tree is the main part used as spice.

Cinnamon is principally employed in cookery as a flavouring material, being largely used in the preparation of some kinds of desserts, chocolate and spicy candies and liqueurs. In the Middle East, it is often used in savory dishes of chicken and lamb.

In America, cinnamon and sugar are often used to flavor cereals and fruits, especially apples. It can also be used in pickling. In medicine it acts like other volatile oils and once had a reputation as a "cure" for colds. It has also been used to treat diarrhea and other problems of the digestive system.

JoAnn      



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