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Cinnamon
Cinnamon foliage and flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Cinnamomum
Species: C. verum
Binomial name
Cinnamomum verum
J.Presl
Synonyms
C. zeylanicum Blume
.Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, synonym C. zeylanicum) is a small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka,[1] or the spice obtained from the tree's bark.^ Cinnamon bark belongs to the Lauraceae family.
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^ True Cinnamon is a native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and is known as Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and is known as kwai in the Chinese language.
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^ Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice.
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.It is often confused with other similar species and the similar spices derived from them, such as Cassia and Cinnamomum burmannii, which are often called cinnamon too.^ Mini Spice (Cinnamomum burmannii) .
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^ Cassia is so closely related to cinnamon that it is used as a spice and called "culinary cinnamon".
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^ One is called Korintje Cassia Cinnamon which is very much like what you get from the supermarket though a bit better in quality.
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Contents

Nomenclature and taxonomy

The name cinnamon comes from Greek kinnámōmon, itself ultimately from Phoenician. .The botanical name for the spice—Cinnamomum zeylanicum—is derived from Sri Lanka's former name, Ceylon.^ Ceylon Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume) .
  • Spice Pages: Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.uni-graz.at [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees - The "true" cinnamon from Sri Lanka and the Seychelles.

^ The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma.
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[2]
.In many other, particularly European, languages it has a name akin to French cannelle, diminutive of canne (reed, cane) from its tube-like shape.^ I too, like many other readers was having cinnamon in my oats in the morning, sometimes a tsp or more.

^ Oh, and like many others here, this was a later in life development.

^ This, like many of the single-flavor teas, is great to mix with other teas."
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In Oriya, it is known as "DalChini". In Kannada it is called "dAlchinni chakke" (ದಾಲ್ಚಿನ್ನಿ ಚಕ್ಕೆ) - "ಚಕ್ಕೆ"/"chakke" meaning bark. In Bengali, it is called "Darchini" (দারুচিনি). In Telugu, it is called Dalchina Chakka, Chakka meaning bark or wood. .In Sanskrit cinnamon is known as tvak or dārusitā.In Urdu, Hindi, and Hindustani cinnamon is called dalchini (दालचीनी دارچینی), in Assamese it is called alseni, and in Gujarati taj.^ Description: Cinnamon is also known as Cinnamomum verum, cassia vera, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, dalchini, Ceylon Cinnamon and True Cinnamon.
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In Persian, it is called darchin (دارچین). In Turkish, it is called "Tarçın" .
.In Indonesia, where it is cultivated in Java and Sumatra, it is called kayu manis and sometimes cassia vera, the "real" cassia.^ Cinnamon is also derived from the Cinnamonum loureirii tree native to Indonesia and the Cinnamonum cassia tree native to China, Vietnam, and Sumatra.
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^ This is also the reason why American cookbooks featuring Mexican recipes often prompt for using "canela", which in the US is sometimes called "Mexican cinnamon" but is in fact "real" cinnamon.
  • Why cinnamon stinks | Life and style | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Cinnamon is also derived from the Cinnamomum loureirii tree native to Indonesia and the Cinnamomum cassia tree native to China, Vietnam, and Sumatra.
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[3] .In Sri Lanka, in the original Sinhala, cinnamon is known as kurundu,[4] recorded in English in the 17th century as Korunda.^ Sri Lanka cinnamon .
  • Spice Pages: Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.uni-graz.at [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma.
  • Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Cures & Nature's Remedy 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cinnamon, which has the scientific name Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has originated from tropical Asia, especially Sri Lanka and India .
  • Health Benefits of Cinnamon Oil | Natural Essential Oils | Organic Oils 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.organicfacts.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5] In Malayalam, karugapatta and in Tamil pattai (பட்டை) or lavangampattai (இலவங்கப்பட்டை) or karuvappattai (கருவாப்பட்டை). In Arabic it is called qerfa (قرفة).

History

Cinnamon (canella) output in 2005
Cinnamomum verum, from Koehler's Medicinal-Plants (1887)
Quills of true cinnamon bark and ground cinnamon.
.Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity; the first mention of a particular spice in the Old Testament is of cinnamon where Moses is commanded to use both sweet cinnamon (Hebrew קִנָּמוֹן, qinnāmôn) and cassia in the holy anointing oil; in Proverbs, where the lover's bed is perfumed with myrrh, aloe and cinnamon; and in Song of Solomon, a song describing the beauty of his beloved, cinnamon scents her garments like the smell of Lebanon.^ Mentioned in connection with myrrh and aloes as being used to scent garments.
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^ Hopefully the mention of cinnamon isn't like the smell of it for some of you!

^ One of the principal spices of the holy anointing oil (Ex.
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.It was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and even for a god: a fine inscription records the gift of cinnamon and cassia to the temple of Apollo at Miletus.^ From what source the  ancients derived their cinnamon and cassia is not certainly known.
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[6] .Though its source was kept mysterious in the Mediterranean world for centuries by the middlemen who handled the spice trade, to protect their monopoly as suppliers, cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka.^ Sri Lanka cinnamon .
  • Spice Pages: Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.uni-graz.at [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma.
  • Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Cures & Nature's Remedy 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ironically, the Dutch ran the monopoly over the trade of wild cinnamon until 1776 before which time cultivation was believed to destroy the delicate properties of the plant.
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[1] .It was imported to Egypt as early as 2000 BC, but those who report that it had come from China confuse it with cassia.^ According to the study authors, this suggests that the early use of cinnamon could prevent the development of insulin resistance in those who consume abundant fructose sugar.
  • LE Magazine, December 2005 - Report: Controlling Blood Sugar with Cinnamon and Coffee Berry 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.lef.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Its uses and benefits have been documented as early as 2700 B.C. throughout China, Europe and Egypt....
  • Cinnamon | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

[7] It is also alluded to by Herodotus and other classical writers. It was too expensive to be commonly used on funeral pyres in Rome, but the Emperor Nero is said to have burned a year's worth of the city's supply at the funeral for his wife Poppaea Sabina in AD 65.[8]
Before the foundation of Cairo, Alexandria was the Mediterranean shipping port of cinnamon. .Europeans who knew the Latin writers who were quoting Herodotus knew that cinnamon came up the Red Sea to the trading ports of Egypt, but whether from Ethiopia or not was less than clear.^ As a kid growing up I always loved hot cinnamon candies and spices such as Big Red, Hot Tomales, and Fireballs.

^ So anyone who is allergic to cinnamon and maybe tempted to use Epicuren products - DON'T! You'll end up miserable for at least 3-5 days.

^ Cinnamon not only spices up many foods, but it has more health benefits than I'll bet you realize.
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.When the sieur de Joinville accompanied his king to Egypt on Crusade in 1248, he reported what he had been told—and believed—that cinnamon was fished up in nets at the source of the Nile out at the edge of the world.^ Cinnamon is one of the world's most popular spices and its sweet, peppery aroma and flavour conjure up memories of the holiday season.
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^ While I was talking to her, I saw a raccoon come out of a dark corner and pick up a cinnamon bun and run back to the dark corner with it in his little hands.
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^ Anyway, no cinnamon roll has lived up to that memory, but maybe if I make my own, the straight-out-of-the-oven bit will help.
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.Through the Middle Ages, the source of cinnamon was a mystery to the Western world.^ In the Middle Ages, having cinnamon in one's home was a status symbol for Europe's elite.
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Marco Polo avoided precision on this score.[9] .In Herodotus and other authors, Arabia was the source of cinnamon: giant Cinnamon birds collected the cinnamon sticks from an unknown land where the cinnamon trees grew and used them to construct their nests; the Arabs employed a trick to obtain the sticks.^ The Saigon cinnamon is collected chiefly from wild trees especially in the mountainous districts of Annam, in French Indo China.
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^ Cinnamon Sticks are chunks of the dried back of the tropical evergreen tree Cinnamomum verum , while ground cinnamon is finely ground pieces of Cinnamon Stick.
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^ From cinnamon leaves, another essential oil (1%) can be obtained that consists mainly of eugenol (70 to 95%) and can be used as a substitute for clove .
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.This story was current as late as 1310 in Byzantium, although in the first century, Pliny the Elder had written that the traders had made this up in order to charge more.^ We baked up the second half of the cinnamon buns as the movers arrived yesterday morning, and I swear, the smell (and snacks) made the process *this much* more bearable.
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The first mention of the spice growing in Sri Lanka was in Zakariya al-Qazwini's Athar al-bilad wa-akhbar al-‘ibad ("Monument of Places and History of God's Bondsmen") in about 1270.[10] This was followed shortly thereafter by John of Montecorvino, in a letter of about 1292.[11]
.Indonesian rafts transported cinnamon (known in Indonesia as kayu manis- literally "sweet wood") on a "cinnamon route" directly from the Moluccas to East Africa, where local traders then carried it north to the Roman market.^ In North Africa and the Middle East it is often used in savoury dishes of chicken and lamb.
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^ For many years, I've known I had what I thought was sensitivity to cinnamon gum, cinnamon-flavored toothpaste.

^ However, these words can hardly be native Semitic, and their further origin is not known; it has been suggested that they ultimately stem from early Malaysian language and are thus related to modern Indonesian kayu manis sweet wood (although this is a problematic assumption).
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[12][13][14] See also Rhapta.
.Arab traders brought the spice via overland trade routes to Alexandria in Egypt, where it was bought by Venetian traders from Italy who held a monopoly on the spice trade in Europe.^ First used medicinally in Egypt and India and in parts of Europe since about 500 BC, this spice is now part of many Latin American and Caribbean cuisines.
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^ The history of cinnamon is laced with legend, exotic trade routes and struggles for monopoly.
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.The disruption of this trade by the rise of other Mediterranean powers, such as the Mamluk Sultans and the Ottoman Empire, was one of many factors that led Europeans to search more widely for other routes to Asia.^ Way to go, I can only hope for many more lovely videos from you (and the music choice on each one is brilliant).
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^ I too, like many other readers was having cinnamon in my oats in the morning, sometimes a tsp or more.

^ Health Boost : Turmeric isn’t just known for its bright-yellow color and distinct flavor, but it’s also known for its many health benefits, such as its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
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.Portuguese traders finally landed in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the beginning of the sixteenth century and restructured the traditional production and management of cinnamon by the Sinhalese, who later held the monopoly for cinnamon in Ceylon.^ Sri Lanka cinnamon .
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^ Native to tropical southern India and Sri Lanka, the bark of this evergreen tree is used to manage conditions such as nausea, bloating, flatulence, and anorexia.
  • LE Magazine, December 2005 - Report: Controlling Blood Sugar with Cinnamon and Coffee Berry 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.lef.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Cinnamon is a native of Sri Lanka and tropical Asia.
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The Portuguese established a fort on the island in 1518 and protected their own monopoly for over a hundred years.
Dutch traders finally dislodged the Portuguese by allying with the inland Kingdom of Kandy. They established a trading post in 1638, took control of the factories by 1640, and expelled all remaining Portuguese by 1658. "The shores of the island are full of it", a Dutch captain reported, "and it is the best in all the Orient: when one is downwind of the island, one can still smell cinnamon eight leagues out to sea." (Braudel 1984, p. 215)
.The Dutch East India Company continued to overhaul the methods of harvesting in the wild and eventually began to cultivate its own trees.^ Ironically, the Dutch ran the monopoly over the trade of wild cinnamon until 1776 before which time cultivation was believed to destroy the delicate properties of the plant.
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.In 1767 Lord Brown of East India Company established Anjarakkandy Cinnamon Estate near Anjarakkandy in Cannanore (now Kannur) district of Kerala, and this estate became Asia's largest cinnamon estate.^ Cinnamon, which has the scientific name Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has originated from tropical Asia, especially Sri Lanka and India .
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^ A bakery (factory sized) near my home now has the air polluted with cinnamon 3-5 days per week.

^ Since Ceylon cinnamon is native in South Asia, it is not surprising that the cuisines of Sri Lanka and India make heavy use of it.
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.The British took control of the island from the Dutch in 1796. However, the importance of the monopoly of Ceylon was already declining, as cultivation of the cinnamon tree spread to other areas, the more common cassia bark became more acceptable to consumers, and coffee, tea, sugar, and chocolate began to outstrip the popularity of traditional spices.^ Cinnamon - that most popular of spices - comes from the bark of an evergreen tree.
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^ It is the inner bark of a tree resembling the cinnamon (q.v.
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^ Branch of cinnamon tree Cinnamon is an ancient spice mentioned several times in the Old Testament (see pome­granate on this topic), although only Chinese cinnamon ( cassia ) has been known in the West until the 16.th century.
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The plant

.Cinnamon' trees are 10–15 metres (32.8–49.2 feet) tall.^ The cultivated variety grows 8 to 10 feet and resembles a shrub rather than a tree.
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The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape, 7–18 cm (2.75–7.1 inches) long. The flowers, which are arranged in panicles, have a greenish color, and have a distinct odor. The fruit is a purple 1-cm berry containing a single seed.

Cultivation

Leaves from a wild cinnamon tree
.Cinnamon is harvested by growing the tree for two years and then coppicing it.^ Cinnamon bark itself is harvested from 2 year old sprouts of the tree.
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^ In the wild cinnamon grows as a small tree.

^ But it wasn't until my throat started to close up while I was eating a bagel with cinnamon creamcheese about two years later that it hit me.

The next year, about a dozen shoots will form from the roots.
The shoots after they have gained some strength are cut back to the root level. The sticks of cinnamon are taken and processed for cinnamon. The outer bark is scraped off. The stick is beaten evenly with a brass hammer to loosen the inner bark while the sap is still wet on the stick. .Then skilled hands will cut and prise out the inner bark in long rolls.^ Cut the panels out using a skill saw with a thin, carbide tipped blade, and smooth any rough edges.

^ Cut out and scarf together enough 2 wide, 1/4 thick oak to end up with eight, 16 long pieces.

Where there are spikes and corners left by removed branches, there will be small parts of bark collected. .Only the thin (0.5 mm) inner bark is used; the outer woody portion is removed, leaving metre-long cinnamon strips that curl into rolls ("quills") on drying; each dried quill comprises strips from numerous shoots packed together.^ Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice.
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^ Dried leaves of cinnamon , along with its dried inner bark are used all over the world as a spice or condiment.
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^ It is the inner bark of a tree resembling the cinnamon (q.v.
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These quills are then cut into 5–10 cm lengths for sale.
The bark must be packed or rolled immediately while still wet. Then it is set on overhead racks to dry immediately. .Within 4 to 6 hours in a tropical climate the bark will be cinnamon ready for transport or storage.^ I have added cinnamon to hot chocolate drinks in the last few weeks to add flavour and on every occasion a painful headache followed within an hour.

.Where this process is done in a hygeinic area or one with free air ciculation in a farm area, the cinnamon needs no other processing.^ "I know of no other natural ingredient that has the power cinnamon does in controlling blood sugar.
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^ The answer to both of your questions is a little vague: There isn’t much evidence one way or another regarding taking cinnamon with other medications.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ I made 2 batches of cinnamon rolls this week; one was betty crocker (veganized, natch) and the other was veganyumyum.
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However where the processing is done in inferior environments there is the possibility of mites in the cinnamon. This is easily detected. .The cinnamon that is then treated by fumigation is not given the same premium quality ranking as the untreated.^ Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier.
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.Cinnamon has been cultivated from time immemorial in Sri Lanka, and the tree is also grown commercially at Kerala in southern India, Bangladesh, Java, Sumatra, the West Indies, Brazil, Vietnam, Madagascar, Zanzibar, and Egypt.^ The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma.
  • Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Cures & Nature's Remedy 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ironically, the Dutch ran the monopoly over the trade of wild cinnamon until 1776 before which time cultivation was believed to destroy the delicate properties of the plant.
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^ The plant is indigenous to India and Sri Lanka but also grows in Malabar, Sumatra and the Eastern Islands and has also been cultivated in Brazil, Jamaica and Mauritius.
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.Sri Lanka cinnamon has a very thin, smooth bark with a light-yellowish brown color and a highly fragrant aroma.^ The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma.
  • Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Cures & Nature's Remedy 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cinnamon is a native of Sri Lanka and tropical Asia.
  • Cinnamon Uses,Cinnamomum zeylanicum,Dalchini,Natural Herbs 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.divineremedies.com [Source type: Academic]

^ True Cinnamon is a native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and is known as Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and is known as kwai in the Chinese language.
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.In recent years in Sri Lanka, following considerable research by the Universities in that country led by the University of Ruhunu, mechanical devices to ensure premium quality and worker safety and health have been developed.^ We have developed the Advanced Scientific Health Research Association in hopes that millions of families will now have access to this vital information.
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^ While some complementary and alternative techniques have been studied scientifically, high-quality data regarding safety, effectiveness, and mechanism of action are limited or controversial for most therapies.
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.According to the International Herald Tribune, in 2006 Sri Lanka produced 90% of the world's cinnamon, followed by China, India, and Vietnam.^ The most fragrant and delicate cinnamon is obtained from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree native to Sri Lanka (which used to be called 'Ceylon'), the western coast of India (known as the Malabar coast), and Burma.
  • Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Cures & Nature's Remedy 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The plant is indigenous to India and Sri Lanka but also grows in Malabar, Sumatra and the Eastern Islands and has also been cultivated in Brazil, Jamaica and Mauritius.
  • Health 24 - Natural - Herbs A-Z 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.health24.com [Source type: News]

^ Cinnamon, which has the scientific name Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has originated from tropical Asia, especially Sri Lanka and India .
  • Health Benefits of Cinnamon Oil | Natural Essential Oils | Organic Oils 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.organicfacts.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] According to the FAO, Indonesia produces 40% of the world's Cassia genus of cinnamon.
.The Sri Lankan grading system divides the cinnamon quills into four groups:
• Alba less than 6 mm in diameter
• Continental less than 16 mm in diameter
Mexican less than 19 mm in diameter
Hamburg less than 32 mm in diameter
These groups are further divided into specific grades, eg, Mexican is divided into M00 000 special, M000000 and M0000 depending on quill diameter and number of quills per kg.
^ All responded within weeks, with blood sugar levels that were on average 20 per cent lower than a control group.
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^ Heard about taking cinnamon and honey, tried it and in less than three weeks quit taking IB completely and I am nearly pain free.
  • 10 Miraculous Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Combo | Healthmad 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Antioxidant – Some honeys are found to have as much as 75-150 mg ascorbic acid per 100g, while others have less than 5mg per 100g.
  • 10 Miraculous Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Combo | Healthmad 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Any pieces of bark less than 106 mm long is categorized as quillings. .Featherings are the inner bark of twigs and twisted shoots.^ Commercially available cinnamon for cooking is the dried inner bark of the cinnamon shoot, hence its long cylindrical appearance.
  • Health 24 - Natural - Herbs A-Z 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.health24.com [Source type: News]

^ The inner bark of young cinnamon shoots is used for medicinal purposes.
  • Health 24 - Natural - Herbs A-Z 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.health24.com [Source type: News]

Chips are trimmings of quills, outer and inner bark that cannot be separated or the bark of small twigs.

Associated species

.There are several species of Cinnamon found in South and South-East Asia.^ Having done more research, I've found that there are traces of cinnamon in both.

In addition to the cultivated cinnamon type (Cinnamomum zeylanicum or C. verum), there reported to be seven other species of wild cinnamon which are endemic to Sri Lanka
  • Cinnamomum tamala
  • Cinnamomum dubium (Wight) (Sinhala: sewel Kurundu or wal Kurundu)[citation needed]
  • Cinnamomum ovalifolium (Wight)[citation needed]
  • Cinnamomum litseafolium Thw. (Sinhala: Kudu Kurundu)[citation needed]
  • Cinnamomum citriodorum (Sinhala: Pangiri Kurundu - rare)
  • Cinnamomum rivulorum[citation needed]
  • Cinnamomum sinharajense[citation needed]
  • Cinnamomum capparu-corende (Sinhala: Kapuru Kurundu)[citation needed]
There are several different cultivars of Cinnamomum zeylanicum based on the taste of bark.
  • Type 1 Sinhala: Pani Kurundu, Pat Kurundu or Mapat Kurundu
  • Type 2 Sinhala: Naga Kurundu
  • Type 3 Sinhala: Pani Miris Kurundu
  • Type 4 Sinhala: Weli Kurundu
  • Type 5 Sinhala: Sewala Kurundu
  • Type 6 Sinhala: Kahata Kurundu
  • Type 7 Sinhala: Pieris Kurundu

Cinnamon and cassia

Ceylon ("True") Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, on the left) and Indonesian Cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii) quills side-by-side
.The name cinnamon is correctly used to refer to Ceylon cinnamon, also known as "true cinnamon"[citation needed] (from the botanical name C. zeylanicum).^ Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum, .
  • Cinnamon Uses,Cinnamomum zeylanicum,Dalchini,Natural Herbs 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.divineremedies.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Cassia cinnamon is the type that’s been used in most of the studies looking at its effects on diabetes, so it’s hard to say if the Ceylon variety would have the same effect.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, canela molida is another name for cassia cinnamon, the kind that was used in study I mentioned in my posting.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

.However, the related species, Cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum), Saigon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum loureiroi), and Cinnamomum burmannii are sometimes sold labeled as cinnamon, sometimes distinguished from true cinnamon as "Chinese cinnamon", "Vietnamese cinnamon", or "Indonesian cinnamon"; many websites, for example, describe their "cinnamon" as being cassia.^ Cassia bark comes from the Chinese cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum cassia, .
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chinese cinnamon (Cassia?
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cinnamon and cassia are closely related plants.
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16] .Ceylon cinnamon, using only the thin inner bark, has a finer, less dense, and more crumbly texture, and is considered to be less strong than cassia.^ The inner bark of young cinnamon shoots is used for medicinal purposes.
  • Health 24 - Natural - Herbs A-Z 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.health24.com [Source type: News]

^ Cinnamon oil is considered one of the most powerful stimulants and its high concentration is more likely to cause side effects than the milder forms of cinnamon powder.
  • Health 24 - Natural - Herbs A-Z 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.health24.com [Source type: News]

^ Cinnamon spice is not only used in desserts and festive drinks, but also in Christmas decorations to fragrance the air.
  • Health 24 - Natural - Herbs A-Z 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.health24.com [Source type: News]

.Cassia has a much stronger (somewhat harsher) flavour than cinnamon, is generally a medium to light reddish brown, hard and woody in texture, and thicker (2–3 mm thick), as all of the layers of bark are used.^ Cinnamon bark oil is used for flavouring confectionery and liqueurs.
  • Cinnamon Uses,Cinnamomum zeylanicum,Dalchini,Natural Herbs 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.divineremedies.com [Source type: Academic]

^ I came in contact with baker's cinnamon most of my day and would have welts all over my arms at the end of the day if I didn't use latex gloves to bake with (awkward!

^ Dried leaves of cinnamon , along with its dried inner bark are used all over the world as a spice or condiment.
  • Cinnamon Uses,Cinnamomum zeylanicum,Dalchini,Natural Herbs 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.divineremedies.com [Source type: Academic]

[17]
.Due to the presence of a moderately toxic component called coumarin, European health agencies have recently warned against consuming large amounts of cassia.^ It is outside the scope of FDA and similar medical and food authorities, to warn people about Cinnamon toxicity, due to the fact that Cinnamon is not a Food supplement.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18] .This is contained in much lower dosages in Cinnamomum burmannii due to its low essential oil content.^ Cinnamon also contains an essential oil known cinnamon oil.
  • Cinnamon Uses,Cinnamomum zeylanicum,Dalchini,Natural Herbs 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.divineremedies.com [Source type: Academic]

.Coumarin is known to cause liver and kidney damage in high concentrations.^ If the wrong type of cinnamon is used it can cause Liver damage as it contains comourin in it.
  • 10 Miraculous Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Combo | Healthmad 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mar 22, 2008 at 5:45 pm Hi linda, A type of cinnamon, called cassia cinnamon, may contain varying amounts of coumarin, a compound that may cause liver damage in high doses, at least according to animal studies.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ Having too much glucose in the blood can cause serious long-term damage to eyes, kidneys, nerves and other organs.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.True Ceylon cinnamon has negligible amounts of coumarin.^ Ceylon Cinnamon is coumarin safe as it has 1250 times less coumarin than Casssia.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ Cinnamon has a small amount of a substance called coumarin (not coumadin) that, in larger doses, could hurt the liver.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ True cinnamon, also known as Ceylon cinnamon, is obtained from C. verum , grown in Sri Lanka.
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

The two barks, when whole, are easily distinguished, and their microscopic characteristics are also quite distinct. .Cinnamon sticks (or quills) have many thin layers and can easily be made into powder using a coffee or spice grinder, whereas cassia sticks are much harder.^ I still use cinnamon on occasion as a spice.

^ I am using and expensive cinnamon product from Penzey's Spices--so, this reaction is not limited to cheap gum or cinnamon candy.

^ The hormone insulin makes cells take in the glucose, to be used for energy or made into fat.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Indonesian cassia (Cinnamomum burmannii) is often sold in neat quills made up of one thick layer, capable of damaging a spice or coffee grinder.^ Mini Spice (Cinnamomum burmannii) .
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

^ Korintje (Cinnamomum burmanii) The most commonly found cinnamon in American kitchens is Indonesian cassia.
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

^ The 72 t-shirts and 100 prayer card/bookmarks made up to mark the occasion sold out during the initial invitation only screening.
  • Cinnamon Buns and the BeaST 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.greatdreams.com [Source type: Original source]

.Saigon cassia (Cinnamomum loureiroi) and Chinese cassia (Cinnamomum aromaticum) are always sold as broken pieces of thick bark, as the bark is not supple enough to be rolled into quills.^ Cassia bark comes from the Chinese cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum cassia, .
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Form the pieces into rolls.
  • cinnamon raisin bagels | smitten kitchen 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC smittenkitchen.com [Source type: General]

^ Most of what is sold in the US as cinnamon is not cinnamon at all but cassia bark - the "poor" relative of cinnamon.
  • Why cinnamon stinks | Life and style | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

It is a bit harder to tell powdered cinnamon from powdered cassia. .When powdered bark is treated with tincture of iodine (a test for starch), little effect is visible in the case of pure cinnamon of good quality, but when cassia is present, a deep-blue tint is produced, the intensity of the coloration depending on the proportion of cassia.^ US, cassia bark is marketed as 'cinnamon'.
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marianna W. Nov 22nd '08 "The cinnamon flavor was a bit strong for me, but it's a good tea and I like it with a little cream."
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ Cassia bark comes from the Chinese cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum cassia, .
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]
Cinnamon is also sometimes confused with Malabathrum (Cinnamomum tamala) and Saigon cinnamon (Cinnamomum loureiroi).

Uses

Cinnamon bark
.Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice.^ I still use cinnamon on occasion as a spice.

^ I am using and expensive cinnamon product from Penzey's Spices--so, this reaction is not limited to cheap gum or cinnamon candy.

^ I drink this mixture almost daily but I boil the cinnamon bark instead of using powder, will it still have the same effect?
  • 10 Miraculous Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Combo | Healthmad 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring material. .It is used in the preparation of chocolate, especially in Mexico, which is the main importer of true cinnamon.^ The award for most outrageous use of cinnamon by ‘artistic’ food preparer goes to a restaurant/bakery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

^ Lynne, D. Mar 19th '07 "Most of my children love the cinnamon, especially mixed with vanilla, chocolate, or both."
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ In ‘The Lollipop Shoes‘ by Joanne Harris, the heroine Vianne Rocher prepares her favourite chocolate drink by adding a mesmerizing combination of chilli, nutmeg and cinnamon.

[19] .It is also used in the preparation of some kinds of desserts, such as apple pie, donuts and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs.^ The cinnamon is well-balanced with the black tea.
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ You can sprinkle cinnamon on cereals, put it in juices, use it in desserts such as apple pie and make tea using a cinnamon stick.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TO JOE: I'm not against using Arnica or any remedy, but there is suppose to be some theory or logical reason, for suggesting such homeo remedy for diebetes.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.True cinnamon, rather than cassia, is more suitable for use in sweet dishes.^ True cinnamon is more subtle in flavor and has a definite sweet after taste.
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oct 05, 2008 at 2:27 pm Actually, the key studies involving the use of cinnamon on blood glucose and blood lipid levels have used cassia cinnamon, and not Ceylon cinnamon (although Ceylon cinnamon is more commonly used in the U.S.).
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ English recipes often use Cassia and cinnamon together in the 13th to 15th .
  • cinnamon-msg 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.florilegium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the Middle East, it is often used in savory dishes of chicken and lamb.^ You can also use it to add a depth of flavor to savory dishes as well.
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

^ In India and southeast Asia, cassia bark is used in savory dishes, while real cinnamon is reserved for sweet dishes, or festive versions of savory dishes.
  • Why cinnamon stinks | Life and style | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In the United States, cinnamon and sugar are often used to flavor cereals, bread-based dishes, and fruits, especially apples; a cinnamon-sugar mixture is even sold separately for such purposes.^ Had a nice apple cinnamon flavor.
  • Rooibos Cinnamon Apple Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ The cinnamon apple flavor is truly powerful.
  • Rooibos Cinnamon Apple Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ Not much apple flavor, and even less cinnamon.
  • Rooibos Cinnamon Apple Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

Cinnamon can also be used in pickling. .Cinnamon bark is one of the few spices that can be consumed directly.^ Cinnamon buns were one of the few things I freaked out about when going vegan, too!
  • VeganYumYum » Perfect Cinnamon Buns 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC veganyumyum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One was the American favourite, apple pie, which is usually spiced with cinnamon.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are able to label cinnamon as: spices, natural flavoring, fragrance, & tree bark extract.

.Cinnamon powder has long been an important spice in Persian cuisine, used in a variety of thick soups, drinks, and sweets.^ I still use cinnamon on occasion as a spice.

^ I am using and expensive cinnamon product from Penzey's Spices--so, this reaction is not limited to cheap gum or cinnamon candy.

^ Cinnamon has been used as a spice in several cultures for centuries.
  • Cinnamon | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

.It is often mixed with rosewater or other spices to make a cinnamon-based curry powder for stews or just sprinkled on sweet treats (most notably Shole-zard Persian شله زرد).^ Cinnamon is a sweet, aromatic spice and a medicine.
  • Cinnamon | LIVESTRONG.COM 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ The dough is very similar and your recipe is as good as the many others used but the filling is a base of apricot mask (Jam and Boiling water) covered in mixed spice powder and dried currants for the sharper taste and the topping of sugar syrup (White sugar disolved in water) applied immediately on removal from the oven and then caster sugar sprinkled liberally on top.
  • Cinnamon Sticky Buns Recipe | Simply Recipes 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC elise.com [Source type: General]

^ After I sprinkled the cinnamon and sugar mixture on the dough, for half of side I added cut bananas and 2 teaspoons of instant coffee powder for Cinnamon Coffee Banana rolls – these are real devils!
  • cinnamon swirl buns + so much news | smitten kitchen 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC smittenkitchen.com [Source type: General]

Its flavor is due to an aromatic essential oil that makes up 0.5% to 1% of its composition. This oil is prepared by roughly pounding the bark, macerating it in seawater, and then quickly distilling the whole. .It is of a golden-yellow color, with the characteristic odor of cinnamon and a very hot aromatic taste.^ It tastes exactly like cinnamon candies, but not too overwhemling or sweet, and certainly not too hot like those candies can be.
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ Ideally you'd use Bart's Aji Limo powder here, it is hot hot hot and you won't need to worry about smelling or tasting too much of the cinnamon.
  • Why cinnamon stinks | Life and style | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Well, this is the smoothest tea I've tasted in a long time with a bite of hot cinnamon.
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

The pungent taste and scent come from cinnamic aldehyde or cinnamaldehyde (about 60 % of the bark oil) and, by the absorption of oxygen as it ages, it darkens in color and develops resinous compounds. Other chemical components of the essential oil include ethyl cinnamate, eugenol (found mostly in the leaves), beta-caryophyllene, linalool, and methyl chavicol[citation needed].
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.[20] Cinnamon is high in antioxidant activity.[21][22] .The essential oil of cinnamon also has antimicrobial properties,[23] which can aid in the preservation of certain foods.^ I know I can't have certain foods, or I break out with a rash or hives; depending on the dose of cinnamon I come in contact with.

^ I recently saw an article on the web where a new food wrapper has been perfected that keeps bread products fresher longer and that wrapper is coated with a thin coating of cinnamon oil.

[24]
.Cinnamon has been reported to have remarkable pharmacological effects in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance.^ Untold by doctors I was borderline diabetic - insulin resistant in Nov 07.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nov 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm my wife has type 2 diabetes and we just bought some cinnamon capsules.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

.However, the plant material used in the study was mostly from cassia and only few of them are truly from Cinnamomum zeylanicum (see cassia's medicinal uses for more information about its health benefits).^ Yes, cassia is what was used in the study that I mentioned, above.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ I only used about 4.5 cups instead of 5.5.
  • Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread | The Fresh Loaf 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.thefreshloaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oct 05, 2008 at 2:27 pm Actually, the key studies involving the use of cinnamon on blood glucose and blood lipid levels have used cassia cinnamon, and not Ceylon cinnamon (although Ceylon cinnamon is more commonly used in the U.S.).
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

[25][26] .Recent advancement in phytochemistry has shown that it is a cinnamtannin B1 isolated from C. zeylanicum which is of therapeutic effect on Type 2 diabetes,[27] with the exception of the postmenopausal patients studied on C. cassia.^ A study published in the journal Diabetes Care in 2003 looked at 60 men and women with Type 2 diabetes who were taking diabetes pills.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ Nov 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm When visiting my Chiropractor, I told him about my recent diabetes diagnosis, Type two.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when I was 27, and about the age of 30 I was able to control it with diet and exercise.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

[28] .Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat toothache and fight bad breath and its regular use is believed to stave off common cold and aid digestion.^ I have trouble breathing in Walmart and other stores during the holidays, but I find that cooking with cinnamon at times is not that bad.

^ In fact, the PDR for Herbal Medicines states that cinnamon is used in Chinese medicine to treat amenorrhea (lack of menstruation).
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ But about 2 years ago I had a severe reaction and quit breathing due to Cinnamon Febreeze that was used to freshen the upholstery of a car.

[29]
Cinnamon has been proposed for use as an insect repellent, although it remains untested.[30] .Cinnamon leaf oil has been found to be very effective in killing mosquito larvae.^ I have found it extremely difficult to get a list of items that contain cinnamon and most food producers aren't very forthcoming with their "secret ingredients".

[31] .The compounds cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, eugenol, and anethole, that are contained in cinnamon leaf oil, were found to have the highest effectiveness against mosquito larvae.^ Our cinnamon contains 3% oil.
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

^ Cinnamon, in its natural state contains active toxic compounds like "coumarin" and "cinnameldehyde", which are toxic to the human body, when persistently used daily or for long durations.
  • Cinnamon & Diabetes - ABC Homeopathy Forum 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.abchomeopathy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our Frontier cinnamon contains at least 3% oil.
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

[31]
.It is reported that regularly drinking of Cinnamomum zeylanicum tea made from the bark could be beneficial to oxidative stress related illness in humans, as the plant part contains significant antioxidant potential.^ Not particularly bad, but why would one want to drink this tea when he could drink something that actually tastes good?!"
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ I find that taking cinnamon tea made with the bark of the plant is very good to reduce blood sugar levels, and find no side-effects so far.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ Origin: Indonesia Kosher: KSA Certified Common Name: Cinnamon Powder Plant Part: Bark Grade: A grade 3% oil Bar Code: 0-89836-18325-5 .
  • Cinnamon Spice | Buy premium-quality Cinnamon from Frontier. 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.frontiercoop.com [Source type: General]

[32]
Cinnamon may also be an aphrodisiac.[33]
.One teaspoon of Cinnamon contains as many antioxidants as a full cup of pomegranate juice and 1/2 a cup of blueberries.^ Because many products contain cassia and not true cinnamon, it may be difficult to figure out which one you are allergic to.

^ Given the many health benefits of cinnamon, sucking on cinnamon toothpicks might be one habit that's healthy to pick up.

^ The rich, crisp scent of cinnamon that greets you with every sip make this one of the most enjoyable cups of teas I have ever had."
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

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The Cinnamon Challenge

.Cinnamon is the subject of an internet meme, The Cinnamon Challenge, in which one attempts to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon without inhaling the cinnamon or vomiting.^ If someone gets an allergy, it should be Enough to go to the corporation and ask them to make their products, with one with cinnamon in it and one without it, in it.

^ I meant can’t I just mix some honey with cinnamon without the water and just eat the honey and cinnamon mix?
  • 10 Miraculous Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Combo | Healthmad 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC healthmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And cinnamon buns are one of my all time favorite things to eat.
  • cinnamon swirl buns + so much news | smitten kitchen 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC smittenkitchen.com [Source type: General]

Despite thousands of video-documented attempts, few seem able to succeed. .One notable challenger was the host of the television show Tosh.0, who failed.^ Turn off your televisions and instead watch someone who in a brief time has become one of the best and will become one of the most influential photographers on flickr."
  • Flickr: *Cinnamon 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: General]

[35] .Most don't seem to realize that, even if breathing through their nose, they usually inhale the cinnamon dust, resulting in a very painful and potentially dangerous experience--cinnamon irritates the airway, which could trigger a bronchospasm and cessation of breathing (apnea).^ Then I went to bed in about 2 hours I woke coughing and wheezing and my throat burned really bad I could hardly breath.

^ If you're not a cinnamon person, don't bother with this tea, but if you do like cinnamon, its a really nice tea."
  • Cinnamon Tea 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.adagio.com [Source type: General]

^ Then you had to go and say you were preggers and I nearly screamed… And I’m at work… and I don’t even really KNOW you.
  • cinnamon swirl buns + so much news | smitten kitchen 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC smittenkitchen.com [Source type: General]

[36] It takes a great deal of liquid to saturate a tablespoon of powder. This dust is easily carried in any air that is shared between the mouth and throat. .Often the challengers then panic and gasp for air through their mouth, inhaling a large amount of cinnamon.^ Keep in mind, though, that, some people may be allergic to cinnamon, and that cinnamon in large amounts may cause mouth sores or burn the skin.
  • Can Cinnamon Help You Control Your Diabetes? :: Diabetes Self-Management 10 February 2010 13:27 UTC www.diabetesselfmanagement.com [Source type: General]

[37]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Cinnamon". Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. "(species Cinnamomum zeylanicum), bushy evergreen tree of the laurel family (Lauraceae) native to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), the neighboring Malabar Coast of India, and Myanmar (Burma), and also cultivated in South America and the West Indies for the spice consisting of its dried inner bark. The bark is widely used as a spice due to its distinct odor." 
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/07/south_asia_sri_lanka0s_spice_of_life/html/1.stm
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Heb. .kinamon, the Cinnamomum zeylanicum of botanists, a tree of the Laurel family, which grows only in India on the Malabar coast, in Ceylon, and China.^ The cinnamon tree ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum ), a member of the laurel family (Lauraceae).
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^ Cinnamomum zeylanicum of botanists, a tree of the Laurel family, which grows only in India on the Malabar coast, in Ceylon, and China.
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^ Cinnamomum Zeylanicum ( Latin name for Ceylon) .
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.There is no trace of it in Egypt, and it was unknown in Syria.^ There is no trace of it in Egypt, and it was unknown in Syria.
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^ There is no nation, from Egypt of the Pharaohs to modern Britain, in whose literature this island has not at some time been mentioned by one or ...

.The inner rind when dried and rolled into cylinders forms the cinnamon of commerce.^ Form the pieces into rolls.
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^ The inner rind when dried and rolled into cylinders forms the cinnamon of commerce.
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^ It comes from the yellowish-brown dried inner bark of tropical Ceylon cinnamon trees.
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.The fruit and coarser pieces of bark when boiled yield a fragrant oil.^ The fruit and coarser pieces of bark when boiled yield a fragrant oil.
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^ In India, cinnamon is used whole: The bark pieces are fried in hot oil until they unroll, releasing their fragrance; the fried cinnamon is generally used as a fragrant garnish.
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^ Top ] ---Constituents--- Cassia bark yields from 1 to 2 per cent of volatile oil, somewhat resembling that of cinnamon.
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.It was one of the principal ingredients in the holy anointing oil (Ex 30:23).^ It was one of the principal ingredients in the holy anointing oil (Ex.
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^ In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to make a holy anointing oil out of cinnamon, cassia, olive oil, myrrh, and hemp.

^ Cinnamon was included as a major ingredient in a "holy anointing oil" that Moses used.

.It is mentioned elsewhere only in Prov 7:17; Song 4:14; Rev 18:13.^ It is mentioned elsewhere only in Prov.
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^ Aug 17, 2009 at 8:14 am My cholesterol have been around 230 during the past two years, not to mention my high triglycerides and LDL/HDL levels.
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^ On Sat Nov 14 18:17:11 PST 2009, Cinnamon said: .
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.The mention of it indicates a very early and extensive commerce carried on between Palestine and the East.^ It is probable that the Arabian navigators at a very early period  conveyed this spice within the limits of the Phoenician and Grecian and subsequently of the Roman commerce.
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