Cinnamon is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and has been used in alternative medicine for 100s of years. There is a long list of benefits believed to be treated with Cinnamon including diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, yeast infections, irritable bowel syndrome, oral infections, hay fever and the common cold.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants (polyphenols) that protect your body from free radicals and has anti-inflammatory properties that helps your body to fight infections and repair damaged tissues. Due to the fact Cinnamon reduces the cholesterol levels it is believed that it can reduce your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cinnamon is a spice found inside the bark of the Cinnamomum tree, the bark is dried and curls into cinnamon sticks.