Local Name : Kayu manis (Sumatera, Javanese).
Latin Name : Cinnamomum burmannii.
Foreign Name : Batavia cassia, Ceylon cinnamon, Saigon cinamon, Cinnamomun, Cassiavera (English).
Cinnamon is a common spice and many of us just love it for its excellent taste. We use it with oatmeal, cereal and fruit-salads.
Active Compounds :
Tannins, volatile substances, calcium oxalate, cinnezeylanin, cinnzeylanol, coumarin, and resins.
- Overcoming diarrhea.
Cinnamon can suppress the growth of the bacterium E. Colli (causes diarrhea) with tannin compounds has.
- Overcoming Hypertension.
- Prevent cancer.
Cinnamon contains compounds are effective antioxidants to prevent cancer. Phytochemical compounds that act as antioxidants in cinnamon is the tannins and flavonoids.
- Treat arthritis.
- Treat gout.
- Increase appetite.
- Overcoming colds by reducing mucous.
- Overcoming vertigo.
- Prevent the buildup of cholesterol.
Cinnamon Skin sinamaldehide composed of compounds, derivatives of phenol compounds. In the medical world, sinamaldehid compounds are known to have anti-platelet aggregation properties (cholesterol attached to the blood vessels).
- Normalizing blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon bark contains substances that stimulate insulin that can expedite the process so that the glucose metabolism of blood sugar levels can be reduced to normal.