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Why do people take cinnamon as medicine?

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Cinnamon is used as traditional medicine in many parts of the world. Studies show it may lower inflammation, fight bacteria, and work as an antioxidant. One type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. But the evidence is not definitive. It's also unclear if cinnamon definitely helps lower cholesterol or treats yeast infections in people with HIV.

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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