Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of trees of the Cinnamomum family. It is native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia.
People have used cinnamon since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where they regarded it highly. In medieval times, doctors used it to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis, and sore throats.
Improving fungal infections
Influencing blood sugar levels
Preventing Alzheimer’s disease
Protecting against HIV
Preventing multiple sclerosis
Lowering the effects of high fat meals
Treating and healing chronic wounds
Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
Some people use cinnamon supplements to treat digestive issues, diabetes, loss of appetite, and other conditions. It also plays a role in traditional medicine for treating bronchitis.
However, according to the NCCIH, “Studies done in people don’t support using cinnamon for any health condition.”