Cinnamon: Safe to Use for Blood Pressure?

Cinnamon lowers blood pressure, so it says Journal of the American College of Nutrition .

Cinnamon Types BY Antti Vähä-Sipilä There are a number of types of cinnamon. The botanical names are different and one of them translates into “true cinnamon,” but this does not mean that other types of cinnamon are “false”. Alll cinnamons are effective and useful . The active ingredients in cinnamon are cinnamaldehyde, flavonoids and coumarin. Cinnamaldehyde is the substance that gives cinnamon its flavor and smell wonderful, flavonoids are good antioxidants, and coumarin is an anticoagulant.

Cinnamon also seems to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties, and has been shown that help regulate blood sugar .

As with most natural whole foods, it is unclear exactly how these ingredients combine to be effective, so it is generally better and safer to take the whole cinnamon and is used in the food.

According to LiveStrong, just half a teaspoon a day help reduce blood pressure.

While all cinnamons are useful, consider the less expensive cinnamon, cassia, it contains more coumarin anticoagulant, than other types, so it should be used in normal foods in appropriate amounts. Too as supplements, may cause problems for people who also have liver problems or blood, so consult your doctor before adding professionals cinnamon to your diet.

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