Cinnamon, a spice taken from the bark of the Southeast Asian cinnamon tree, is native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). In Biblical times it was compared in worth to gold and ivory, and in modern times, it still holds incredible value.
For centuries, cinnamon has been used to help the immune system. It has incredible antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In one 2005 study, 26 spices were compared for their antioxidant activity. Cinnamon beat all the competition—even health staples such as garlic and oregano.
The benefits don’t end there. In more recent years, cinnamon has been shown to reduce and balance blood sugar levels and improve lipid levels in diabetics.
An exciting study published in 2017 showed it was also effective against stationary phase Lyme and was able to break through biofilms with its antimicrobial properties. The most potent essential oils against Lyme in this study were oregano, cinnamon bark and clove bud. Those three showed even higher anti-persister and anti-biofilm activity than the persister drug daptomycin.
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