Cinnamon – The Spice which was more valuable than gold


Guys do you know that there was a superfood which was once more valuable than gold. This superfood is used in various dishes and also known for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.This spice has a pleasant flavor and warm smell that has made it popular in cooking, particularly in baking and curries. It is the most popular medicinal spice used since ancient times.  This Spice was named as Cinnamon which is “दालचीनी” in Hindi.

What is Cinnamon ?


Cinnamon botanically called Cinnamomum verum is a staple condiment which is used in many cuisines and traditional delicacies. It is useful for its tantalizing aroma and also has potential health benefits and is brownish in color and is obtained from the bark of the trees.

Mostly used in the form of a powder of the bark or leaves or as oil, it is an extensively prized ingredient in the holistic treatments of Ayurveda for its magical healing powers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cinnamon

What are the benefits of cinnamon ?

It has numerous health benefits such as  

  • Acts as anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal
  • Loaded with antioxidant
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Manage type 2 diabetes
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Protective against cancer.

Is it good to drink cinnamon everyday?

Yes, it is good for everyday as consuming normal amounts of cinnamon isn’t likely to have a big impact on your health. 

Does Cinnamon help in reducing weight ?

Yes, it reduces weight as it suppresses appetite, regulates blood sugar levels, lowers your cholesterol and speeds up your metabolism.

Is Cinnamon good for diabetes ?

Yes, it is good for diabetes as it regulates the production of insulin, the key hormone of diabetes, reduces insulin resistance by the body and thereby reduces the blood sugar level.

Is cinnamon good for skin ?

Yes, it is good for as its anti-inflammatory property of cinnamon is beneficial for fighting acne, pimples and other skin infections. 

Is it good to take cinnamon when I have a cold and cough ?

Yes, it is good in cough and cold as its penetrating quality (i.e. tikshna guna) of liquefies the mucus or sputum, serves as an expectorant and expels mucus from the body.

Benefits of Cinnamon

Manages Diabetes

It holds high significance in ancient ayurvedic treatments for managing type 2 diabetes as it regulates the production of insulin, the key hormone of diabetes, reduces insulin resistance by the body and thereby reduces the blood sugar level. Regular intake of its supplements or adding a pinch of it to your diet can show marked improvement in maintaining your glycemic level.

Improves Digestion

A natural digestive with hot potency, its powdered bark boosts digestion, relieves flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and also improves liver function. Adding it with other spices or sprinkling it on everyday foods removes AMA toxins from the body, improves absorption of nutrients from food, promotes digestion and also helps in burning belly fat.

Manages Cholesterol levels

It contains a compound called-cinnamate that decreases enzyme activity that makes cholesterol, thus reducing the number of fatty acids in the blood. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol in your body that reduces the risk of heart diseases. 

Filled with antioxidants

It is rich in antioxidants such as choline, beta carotene, alpha-carotene, etc and Antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress that has been proven to damage cells and contribute to nearly every chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes. It is so powerful that it acts as a natural food preservative.

Good for Skin

Its anti-inflammatory property is beneficial for fighting acne, pimples and other skin infections. Ayurveda strongly suggests that regular use of its oil for increasing the production of collagen and elastin, thus treating the signs of aging.

Great remedy for arthritis

It is powered with strong analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties of the bio-active components, cinnamon decreases cytokines which are linked to arthritic pain and thus offers extensive relief from pain and inflammation in case of rheumatoid and osteo arthritis and joint pain. It is also used to treat painful muscle spasms, sore muscles, arthritic conditions, and other inflammatory issues.


Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet.

It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. It is a staple ingredient in almost all Indian dishes. 

Know about the health benefits of Black pepper