Overview

Padang cassia is a type of cinnamon. It is prepared from the bark of a small tree found in Southeast Asia. Padang cassia is less expensive than other cinnamons such as cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon and is the most common type sold in the US.

People use Padang cassia for prediabetes, diabetes, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In food and beverages, Padang cassia is used as a flavoring agent.

How does it work ?

Padang cassia contains chemicals that seem to improve how the body handles blood sugar and how it responds to insulin. These effects may improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

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