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Why do people take cinnamon as medicine?

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Some research has found that a particular type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. However, other studies have not found a benefit. Studies of cinnamon for lowering cholesterol and treating yeast infections in people with HIV have been inconclusive.

From: Cinnamon WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Cinnamon.”

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Cinnamon.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on September 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Cinnamon.”

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Cinnamon.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on September 16, 2019

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