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Benefits of Cinnamon

11. Odor Neutralizer
Pure Cinnamon Leaf oil not only smells great but is an effective odor neutralizer as it kills bacteria that creates bad odors and not just mask odors. All you need is 25 drops of Cinnamon leaf oil mixed with water on a diffuser and within minutes all odors are neutralized. Alternatively spray diluted Cinnamon Leaf Oil and wipe down toilets, floors and kitchen counter tops, garbage cans and the interior of vehicles to rapidly remove foul odors. Far better than any chemical sprays. It also has the effect of improving your mood.
12. Alertness Memory and Cognitive Development
This hard to verify German study cited in this article those taking Cinnamon improved their response times and memory recall. While not scientific, our personal experience suggests pretty good results in alertness and concentration.
13. Antioxidant
Cinnamon is one of the top seven antioxidants in the world. The suggestion is that Antioxidants reduce the formation of Free Radicals that cause cancer. This study found Cinnamon has sufficient antioxidant properties and makes for improved food palatability.
14. Weight Reducer
Cinnamon apparently has the effect of thinning your blood thereby increasing blood circulation. Increased blood flow generally boosts your metabolism which is why it may be helpful in weight loss. This blood thinning property of Cinnamon also helps it in acting as an anti clotting agent especially for those suffering from heart disease.
15. Massage Therapy
Cinnamon is a well known warming agent. Combined with a carrier oil it is highly effective in relaxing and relieving muscle pain. Some put a few drops in their bath to relax and to sooth tired and aching muscles.
16. AntiFungal
Cinnamons powerful anti fungal properties are the perfect natural alternative to killing the athletes foot fungus. You can use Cinnamon sticks or even better a few drops of powerful Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil (not to exceed 1% cinnamon oil to water) and soak your feet. Usually good results in three days with the oil.
17. Lowering LDL cholesterol & triglycerides
Cinnamon could lower cholesterol is indirectly via how the body processes sugar and fat. But there is no direct effect on cholesterol. The consumption of cinnamon is associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of total cholesterol, LDLC, and triglyceride levels, and an increase in HDLC (the good cholesterol) levels, but qualified it by saying that applying it to patient care is difficult.
18. Ecoli Fighter or Salmonella
One of the most effective Ecoli fighters because of its anti microbial properties. Mix cinnamon oil with hydrogen peroxide and spray your cutting board and kitchen sink especially after you have cut meats. Spray it in your refrigerator. Its safe and natural.
19. Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Again the antibacterial properties of Cinnamon play a crucial role in getting rid of harmful bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums. Its one of the reasons that Cinnamon Oil is often used in chewing gums, mouthwashes, toothpaste and breath mints.
20. Nutrients
One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder (a realistic dose) has 0.33mg (16% DV) Manganese, 0.76 mg (4% DV) Iron, 24.56 mg (2% DV) Calcium. This data was calculated from this site. We have also presented USDA figures with RDA % (see chart below) which we think is more accurate, although we cannot confirm the Manganese levels in Cinnamon from any reliable source.

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