Cinnamon bark is the dry bark and thick bark of cinnamon, an evergreen tree plant in Lauraceae. It has an aromatic smell and similar effect to fennel. It is often used as a raw material for cooking with a strong fishy smell. It is also the main component of five-spice powder. It is the earliest spice eaten by humans. one. It is mainly produced in Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang, Anhui, Hubei and other places. Guangxi has a large output and good quality. The place of origin also picks fresh laurel leaves for seasoning.
Blood sugar regulation:
Studies have found that drinking cinnamon tea after meals for non-diabetic adults is beneficial to control blood sugar metabolism during the postprandial period and reduce the occurrence of postprandial hyperglycemia, which means that consuming cinnamon tea has a positive effect on the prevention of diabetes; in addition, type 2 Daily intake of cinnamon for diabetic patients can improve their glycemic index and blood lipid profile, especially in patients with a BMI greater than 27; and, cinnamon extract has been shown to increase glucose uptake and benefit glycogen in vitro experiments. Synthesis, increased activation of insulin receptors, and enhanced insulin activity, these studies have found that daily cinnamon intake can positively help blood sugar control in diabetic patients.
Blood lipid regulation:
Studies have shown that daily consumption of cinnamon in patients with type 2 diabetes can not only improve blood sugar, but also effectively improve blood triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), total cholesterol (TC ). Another study conducted on Indians pointed out that cinnamon supplementation significantly reduced blood sugar, blood lipid index, waist-to-hip ratio, and blood pressure in Indians with metabolic syndrome.
Antimicrobial effect (Antimicrobial):
Cinnamon oil and cinnamaldehyde extracted from cinnamon have significant effects on inhibiting bacteria, fungi and mold. More studies have pointed out that cinnamon extract, cinnamon essential oil and their active compounds inhibit the growth of microorganisms by destroying cell membranes, changing lipid distribution, and inhibiting ATPase.
Anti-inflammatory ability (Anti-inflammatory):
The anti-inflammatory ability of cinnamon extract is very significant. Taiwan animal studies have pointed out that cinnamon extract (cinnamaldehyde) can effectively inhibit the activity of inflammatory substances in mice, showing the potential effect of cinnamon aldehyde as a natural anti-inflammatory product.
The effect of treating pain:
Studies point to a significant reduction in the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks with cinnamon; cinnamon may be considered a safe supplement for migraine pain and other complications. In addition to improving migraines, cinnamon can also significantly reduce the severity and duration of menstrual pain, although the effect is lower than direct use of painkillers (Ibuprofen), but cinnamon can still be considered safe for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea One of the effective methods, and cinnamon can reduce the intensity of primary dysmenorrhea.
Improve gastrointestinal function:
Although cinnamon cannot directly kill the Helicobacter pylori in gastritis or reduce its activity, it can inhibit the substances secreted by Helicobacter pylori that cause gastritis to relieve the symptoms of gastritis. Cinnamon subcritical water extract (CSWE) can improve intestinal health by inhibiting intestinal inflammation.