Ceylon cinnamon is used for indigestion (dyspepsia), diarrhea, diabetes, obesity, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, cinnamon is used as a spice and flavoring agent.
In manufacturing, cinnamon oil is used in small amounts in toothpaste, mouthwashes, gargles, lotions, liniments, soaps, detergents, pharmaceutical products, and cosmetics.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness ?
Possibly Ineffective for
- Diabetes. Early research shows that taking Ceylon cinnamon daily does not lower blood sugar in people with well-controlled diabetes. There is weak evidence that it might help people with poorly controlled diabetes. But higher quality research is needed to confirm.
- Obesity. Taking Ceylon cinnamon every day for 2-3 months does not seem to decrease body weight.
Insufficient Evidence for
- Hay fever. Using a nasal spray containing Ceylon cinnamon might improve symptoms of hay fever.
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea). Early research shows that taking Ceylon cinnamon for the first 3 days of menstruation may improve pain in women with menstrual cramps.
- Swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis). Early research shows that rinsing the mouth with 10 mL of mouthwash containing Ceylon cinnamon leaf oil helps prevent mouth sores in some people with dentures.
- A hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with cysts (polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS). Some early research shows that taking Ceylon cinnamon reduces insulin resistance in women with PCOS. But it doesn't appear to improve fastingblood sugar levels, blood fat levels, weight, or body mass index. It's unclear if Ceylon cinnamon can improve pregnancy rates or birth rates.
- A long-term disorder of the large intestines that causes stomach pain (irritable bowel syndrome or IBS).
- Common cold.
- Early orgasm in men (premature ejaculation).
- Flu (influenza).
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Infection of the intestines by parasites.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Breast-feeding: Ceylon cinnamon is LIKELY SAFE when taken in food amounts during breast-feeding. Not enough is known about the safety of taking larger amounts. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Surgery: Ceylon cinnamon can affect blood pressure and blood sugar levels and might interfere with blood pressure and blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking cinnamon at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CEYLON CINNAMON
Cinnamon bark might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking cinnamon bark along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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