Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) is a small evergreen tree native to tropical southern India and Sri Lanka, growing in habitats at sea level to 900 meters. It was later introduced throughout the islands of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and is now cultivated extensively in Sri Lanka and the coastal regions of India. Commercially, cinnamon is used for flavoring in many foods, beverages, spice blends, and chewing gums. Its antimicrobial and antioxidant effects also can lengthen the shelf life of prepared foods. It has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine for centuries to treat a wide variety of conditions, including anorexia, nausea, cholera, fever, rheumatism, toothaches, ulcers, and more. Current research supports the potential use of cinnamon to relieve gastrointestinal complaints, reduce inflammation, lower blood glucose levels, and reduce insulin resistance, among other applications.
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About the American Botanical Council
Founded in 1988, the American Botanical Council is a leading international nonprofit organization that addresses research and educational issues regarding herbs, teas, medicinal plants, essential oils, and other beneficial p
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