Tuesday, February 07, 2006

What better to follow an apple than cinnamon?

Yesterday, I talked about using apples as natural remedy. I think the perfect herbal remedy to follow apples is cinnamon.

Cinnamon is another herbal remedy that has been in use for centuries.

Cinnamon is a good herbal remedy to use where warming is a desired therapeutic effect, and is said to improve circulation, and dilate blood vessels.

Large doses can be toxic, and cinnamon should not be used during pregnancy.

Cinnamon is another herb commonly used for digestive problems, and is said to benefit the digestive system. Cinnamon can be a helpful herbal remedy for flatulence, and is traditionally used for chronic diarrhea; it also helps ease nausea and vomiting.

Traditionally, cinnamon is said to raise vitality, warm and stimulate vital functions, it is also used for menstrual pain, which feels better with heat.
Avoid using cinnamon if you already feel hot or excessively dry.

Cinnamon has also become one of the most researched herbal remedies for the treatment of diabetes, with several companies trying to develop a drug they can patent by processing cinnamon. Recent research seems to indicate that simply by using cinnamon regularly, you can see an improvement in your blood glucose levels, as well as total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). Adding one half to one teaspoon to morning cereal seems to be sufficient. (Again, if you are being treated by a doctor for diabetes, or any other medical condition, please check with your doctor before taking any herbal remedies.)

The material presented in this blog is for informational use only and should in no way be used as a substitute for needed medical treatment. I am not a doctor, I do not diagnose or treat disease. If you need medical care, please consult the appropriate medical professional. And please discuss with your doctor if you are taking or planning to take any herbal preparations

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