Cinnamon is a spice that contains high levels of bioactive antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. As well as helping to support healthy blood sugar levels, cinnamon is also well known to support digestive comfort, nausea, bloating and stomach upset.
- Stomach Upset
- Insulin Resistance
Previous research has pointed towards cinnamon having the potential to have insulin-like activities within the body and can help to lower blood sugar levels. Following this, cinnamon has gone on to demonstrate reductions in blood sugar levels as well as blood lipid levels in those with type 2 diabetes, as well as non-diabetic populations too.
Furthermore, cinnamon has traditionally been used for a number of gastric complaints, such as bloating, flatulence, gastritis, vomiting, dyspepsia and an overall unsettled stomach. Research points towards the direction of cinnamon being a useful remedy for an upset stomach, where gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, were significantly reduced after taking cinnamon. Furthermore, developing evidence is showing a potential for cinnamon in managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), as it has showed anti-inflammatory effects within the gut in rats.
Research and studies
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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Evaluation of the effectiveness of cinnamon oil soft capsule in patients with functional dyspepsia: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Effect of cinnamon on postprandial blood glucose, gastric emptying, and satiety in healthy subjects
Microbiology and Immunology