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Cinnamon is an evergreen tree, with oval-shaped leaves, strong bark, and berry-like fruit, when collecting the spices, the bark and leaves are indeed the principal portions used.
The cinnamon tree, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon oil have a long history of being in use since ancient times as spices and for their immense health benefits. In 2018, Indonesia, as well as China, supplied 70% of the global supply of cinnamon, with Indonesia contributing roughly 40% and China 30%.
Cinnamon is grown for two years before being coppiced, which means cutting the stems below ground level. The next year, a dozen new shoots emerge from the roots, replenishing those that were removed. Pathogens that can harm growing plants include Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, diplodia species, and Phytophthora cinnamomi (stripe canker).
Cinnamon is sourced from a variety of Cinnamomum tree species. Cinnamon is mostly used as a fragrant condiment and flavoring addition in a broad range of cuisines, including sweet and savory meals, morning cereals, snack foods, tea, and traditional foods.
Cinnamon has a strong anti-diabetic effect and lowers blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is renowned for its ability to help reduce blood sugar levels and blood pressure consequently and thus has incredible health benefits in a plethora of health conditions.
Although Cinnamon carries a variety of health benefits, it also poses some side effects from the cytotoxicity posed by one of its components known as coumarin.
Cinnamon has been utilized in traditional medicine for generations. Cassia cinnamon is used in traditional Chinese medication to cure colds, gas, nausea, diarrhea, and uncomfortable menstrual periods. It is also said to reduce fatigue, vitality, and improve circulation, especially in persons with chilly feet.
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