Cinnamon is one of the types of spices are commonly used as a spice in many types of food because it has a nice aroma and taste. But apparently, cinnamon has many benefits for treating some disease such as indigestion, influenza, acne, skin infections, cancer and so on. The content of the cinnamon is eugenol, ethyl cinnamate, methyl chavicol, linalool, cinnamaldehyde and beta-caryophyllene. The content of cinnamaldehyde is what gives a distinctive flavor and aroma of the cinnamon.

Chemical properties of cinnamon is warm, spicy, fragrant, and slightly sweet. Meanwhile, cinnamon chemical content such as essential oil, safrole, sinamadehide, eugenol, tannins, resins, calcium oksanat, and tanning substances. This plant is suitable cultivated in the tropics with annual rainfall of 2000-3000 mm per year with high humidity and a short dry season.

Below are benefits of cinnamon for treating some diseases
Heart Disease
Apply honey and cinnamon powder on bread at breakfast time every day. Honey and cinnamon reduces cholesterol in the arteries and reduce the risk of heart attack. People who have had a heart attack when taking honey and cinnamon each day can prevent heart attacks. Consumption of honey and cinnamon on a regular basis to facilitate breathing and strengthens the heartbeat.

Blood cholesterol levels can be lowered with 2 tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water. The herb can reduce cholesterol levels in the blood up to 10% within 2 hours. Pure honey taken daily alleviate cholesterol disorders.

Bladder Infection
Combine 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. After that drink. This herb kills the germs in the bladder.

Apply 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder on your face before bed. Rinse with warm water next morning. When done regularly every day for 2 weeks, will cure acne.

Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey. Apply the mixture on the aching tooth. Use of this herb can be done 3 times a day every day until the tooth stops aching.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey can reduce gastric acidity and helps digest food by weight. The herb should be taken before meals.

Prevent aging
Tea mixed with honey and cinnamon powder and drink each day can prevent aging. Take 4 spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink as much as 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day. This herb makes skin fresh and smooth and prevent aging.

Hair loss
People who are experiencing hair loss or baldness can use a mixture of hot olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath. Apply on the head and let stand for about 15 minutes, then wash. Research also proves, potions were keep stand in the head for 5 minutes are still effective.

Excess Weight Loss
Drink a glass of boiled water with honey and cinnamon powder every morning half an hour before breakfast or when the stomach is empty. When done regularly can reduce weight, even for people who are very obese. Drink this mixture regularly will prevent the accumulation of fat in the body, although still eating high-calorie foods.

Bad breath
A teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water can make the breath stays fresh all day. South Americans used to drink the potion in the morning.

7 health benefits of cinnamon

Controlling blood sugar
Numerous studies show that cinnamon was found to regulate blood sugar levels so that cinnamon is a great food for diabetics and hypoglycemic. Cinnamon can also stabilize your mood and energy in the body.

Reduce levels of bad cholesterol
Cinnamon can reduce levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). During this time, known LDL is harmful to the body because it can cause heart disease, stroke and obesity. By using cinnamon, you can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Maintain a healthy heart
Cinnamon is known to lower cholesterol levels. Components in cinnamon can reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the body, and can improve cardiovascular health and overall body. Cinnamon and other spices have even been known to fight heart disease.

Preventing Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from Tel Aviv University found that extracts of cinnamon bark inhibit the toxic compounds found in the formation of brain plaques in Alzheimer's disease. They found that cinnamon reduces s-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease pathology, which in turn can increase mental awareness.

Overcoming painful menstruation
In women, regular intake of cinnamon can also be relied upon to cope with menstrual pain. In fact, compound cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon can resolve matters pertaining to infertility.

Inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi
Cinnamon has been shown to stop the growth of bacteria and fungi. Professor Daniel Fung said, if cinnamon can kill E. coli O157: H7, one of the most virulent bacterial species at this time, of course, cinnamon has antimicrobial effects on other bacteria associated with food such as Salmonella and Campylobackter.

Relieve pain in patients with rheumatic
Cinnamon can relieve pain caused by arthritis. In a study conducted at the Department of Internal Medicine showed that cinnamon may also reduce cytokines (small proteins as a mediator and regulator of immunity, inflammation and hematopoesis) which can lead to arthritis.
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