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Benefits of Cinnamon Tea And Its Side Effects

Cinnamon tea has been known to help lower blood sugar levels as well as bad cholesterol levels, thus keeping the heart healthy. Cinnamon tea has antiviral and antifungal properties, which can help treat various respiratory issues such as colds and coughs and even serious issues such as lung congestion and bronchitis. Cinnamon tea has anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe various aches and pains in the body. Additionally, cinnamon tea is also capable of treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Benefits of Cinnamon Tea And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Cinnamon Tea
Nutritional Value of Cinnamon Tea
Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea
Lowers blood sugar levels
Helps in weight loss
Lowers cholesterol levels
Boosts immune system
Lowers onset of chronic illnesses
Aids digestion
Reduces inflammation
Boosts functioning of the brain
Treats menstrual cramps
Has antifungal and antiviral properties
Can help treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Uses of Cinnamon Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon Tea
Cultivation of Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon tea is an easy to prepare, delicious beverage which is prepared from the cinnamon stick, and is an extremely healthy beverage. Cinnamon bark, the ingredient needed for cinnamon tea, is made from the cinnamon tree, and either the powder or the sticks can be used for brewing. Cinnamon tea is available in many varieties, but all varieties contain antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which explains why it has been held in high regard as a medicinal beverage over the years.

Nutritional Value of Cinnamon Tea

A single cup of cinnamon tea has 2 calories per serving. The majority of the calories in a cinnamon stick derive from carbohydrates, although a small portion comes from fat and protein. Cinnamon tea is naturally sugar free, so it can make for a healthy substitute for sugar-sweetened drinks. Cinnamon tea also contains substantial amounts of fiber, iron, manganese and Vitamin K.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Cinnamon Tea
Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

Lowers blood sugar levels

Regular consumption of cinnamon tea has a variety of health benefits, and lowering blood sugar levels in the body is one of the most important of them. High levels of blood sugar are caused by insulin sensitivity. Regular consumption of cinnamon tea can help decrease the amount of insulin produced by the body, thus lowering blood sugar levels. For those suffering from Type 2 diabetes, this can be important, as high blood sugar must be constantly monitored. Furthermore, this sort of preventative remedy or treatment can help prevent related conditions, such as obesity or cardiovascular issues.

Helps in weight loss

Studies have proved that cinnamon can help the body store less fat. Essentially, by reducing the amount of insulin produced, cinnamon tea also reduces blood sugar. Due to this, your body will store less fat and gradually lose weight. Consuming cinnamon tea daily can easily help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Lowers cholesterol levels

Cinnamon has a proven effect on glycemia and lipid levels in the body, namely reducing their concentration, which is a good news for those with concerns about their heart health. By lowering LDL cholesterol levels and increased levels of “good” cholesterol, cinnamon tea is able to lower your chances of developing atherosclerosis or having a heart attack/stroke. Lower cholesterol level is also important for maintaining your weight and preventing coronary heart disease.

Boosts immune system

Cinnamon tea contains a variety of antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral compounds. This makes cinnamon tea one of the best drinks for improving the working on the immune system, as well as for neutralizing and removing foreign objects and pathogens from the body. This is particularly valuable for stomach, where so many of these pathogens can be found.

Lowers onset of chronic illnesses

Cinnamon tea has a high concentration of antioxidants including the active ingredient, cinnamaldehyde, as well as catechins, cyanides and other important compounds. These antioxidants are ideal for neutralizing free radicals, the dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism, and preventing oxidative stress throughout the body. This means that cinnamon tea can even have a preventative effect on certain types of cancers, as well as chronic illnesses that become more common as we age.

Aids digestion

Studies have shown a clear improvement in gastrointestinal health in subjects who regularly consume cinnamon supplements. Cinnamon, as a digestive aid, has a stimulating effect on gastric juices and stomach acids. This makes digestion more efficient and effective, leading to less gas, constipation, bloating, cramping, and stomach upset. Inflammation of the bowels, caused by IBS and other conditions, can also be avoided by the regular intake of cinnamon tea.

Reduces inflammation

Inflammation in the body can be of many forms, starting from irritation and itching in the skin to inflammation in lungs or the throat, or even aches and pains in muscles and joints. Cinnamon tea has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain in many cases, making it a soothing and relaxing remedy for many conditions.

Boosts functioning of the brain

Research has proved that cinnamon is important not just for the body, but for the brain as well. Particularly in older generations, cinnamon is known to improve cognitive speed, boost concentration and focus, and even stimulate the growth of new neural pathways. This makes it a very useful herbal remedy for treating various neurological conditions as well.

Treats menstrual cramps

Many women suffer from extremely painful menstrual cramps, and they look for remedies that will work without affecting their hormone levels. This is where cinnamon tea comes in. Cinnamon tea has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as many anticoagulant and analgesic properties, which can help reduce pain and cramping during menstruation.

Has antifungal and antiviral properties

Over thousands of years, cinnamon has been proven to have antibacterial, antifungal and even antiviral properties. Cinnamon tea can be used to treat respiratory and lung congestion issues. Drinking cinnamon tea helps clear up the mucus and encourages circulation as well. Cinnamon tea can thus be used to treat minor colds and coughs, as well as serious diseases such as bronchitis as well.

Can help treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are neurological diseases that are still incurable. A big part of treating these diseases lies in symptom management, and this is where cinnamon tea has a huge role to play. Studies have proved that cinnamon is capable of improving neuron and motor functions in those suffering from these neurological diseases. Adding cinnamon tea to the daily diet of people suffering from these diseases can go a long way in helping them live a normal life.

Uses of Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon tea is a very popular beverage because of its sweet-and-spicy flavor, but the benefits and uses of cinnamon tea far exceed those of its use only as a beverage. Regular consumption of cinnamon tea has been shown to help reduce blood sugar levels, thus keeping diabetes in check. Cinnamon tea can also help lower bad cholesterol levels in the body, thus reducing the risk of developing diseases such as atherosclerosis. Additionally, cinnamon tea has compounds that have antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic effects, this naturally helps boost the immune system and keep the body functioning properly. Cinnamon tea has anti inflammatory properties as well, and is often used as a treatment for menstrual cramps and other inflammatory conditions.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon Tea

While cinnamon tea, if consumed in moderation, can have a host of health benefits, it can cause a few side effects too. Excess intake of cinnamon tea can be very dangerous for the liver, and can even cause liver failure. This is due to the presence of an ingredient called coumarin in cinnamon tea. While most varieties of cinnamon have safe levels, excessive consumption of Cassia, Saigon, and Korintje cinnamon varieties can be dangerous. That being said, a few cups of cinnamon tea each day should be satisfactory, and will not pose a threat to your liver health.

Cultivation of Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon, or Cinnamomum verum, comes from the bark of a small tree native to Sri Lanka, southeast Asia, southern India, and the West Indies. It is harvested from the dried bark of the cinnamon tree, which is a type of evergreen tree. The ancient spice trade introduced cinnamon to Arabia and North Africa as early as 2000 BC. The Egyptians were among the first to import cinnamon to their land, and used it in embalming rituals and religious ceremonies. For centuries, the exact origin of cinnamon was kept secret from European civilizations. By the end of the 15th century, Portuguese merchants traced the cinnamon trade route back to its origin, on the island of Ceylon. Towards the end of the 18th century, the English arrived in Ceylon and overthrew the Dutch traders, taking control of the cinnamon market. England expanded the production and sale of cinnamon, which allowed it to reach a wider demographic. Cinnamon is a hardy plant and tolerates a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. An average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius is ideal for its cultivation.

Popular Questions & Answers

Kindly suggest ayurvedic medicine and lifestyle changes for weight reduction. Patient - 54F is overweight and has acute pain and swelling in her legs for a few months now.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Anand
Mam, you reduce your weight with the help of some home remedies. 1) Cinnamon tea (1 tsp. Ground cinnamon, 1 cinnamon stick, 8 ounces of fresh water) 2) Green tea and ginger 3) Take water (approximately 10 glasses) 4) Yoghurt and honey (plain and low fat yoghurt) 5) Bottle gourd juice (add little amount of lime juice) 6) Get enough sleep.

Need diet for reducing belly and unwanted fat in the body. I am visiting gym for reducing belly.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Poor lifestyle can cause many health problems apart from obesity like heart diseases, diabetes, gastric complaints etc. I understand that you can not change your work profile so start working on improving your life style. Here are few tips which can help you in improving your metabolic rate. 1) Do regular exercise 2) soak half tbs of cinnamon powder /cumin seeds/fenugreek seeds at night. Drink the water in morning after boiling. This will increase your metabolism. You can have cinnamon tea in evening also. 3) try not to sit for atleast half n hr after meals n drink half cup warm water after 1 hr of your meal. 4) Use staircase instead of life where ever possible. Take atleast 20000 steps a day.

My name is shiva age 21 my weight is increase day by day how to loss my weight in few days.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Take high fiber low fat diet. Do regular exercise like crunches and pushups. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Drink lot of water everyday.
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I have h desk job in last 2 years my weight has gone up from 75 to 85 .I want to loss my weight please help.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Yes U are over weight by 20 Kg or so .You need to do lot of efforts by not starve your body but by change in life style .Dinner only by healthy nourishing soups one time in the evening instead of heavy dinners ,Plus orally some HCA preps /antioxidants /Vitamins /Minerals .ask for details.

Sir I could not sleep more than 1-2 hours due to which I feel very uncomfortable. What should I do to have a good sleep for 8-10 hours. Is there any side effect of tablets of sleep. please send me your suggestion soon.

MBBS, M.D.(Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
Poor sleep is due to a overactive mind. Too much of computer or smartphone use commonly causes this. Anxiety and stress contribute. Regular Yoga and meditation are recommended. Sleeping pills can only provide temporary relief.

Popular Health Tips

Useful Tips For Pain During Menstrual Periods!

Diploma in Diet n Nutrition, BHMS
Homeopath,
Useful Tips For Pain During Menstrual Periods!


6 effective ways to manage period pain

Although menstrual cycles or monthly periods are a normal physiological process, they can sometimes be accompanied by pain and excessive cramping and can affect your quality of life. While the pain is usually tolerable and goes away in a day or two, it can be worse on some occasions. Here are some effective ways to handle period pain:

1. Use a heating pad
You can place a heating pad or a hot water bottle over your lower abdominal area to help in relieving pain. Heat is quite helpful in easing the cramping and reducing the intensity of pain.

2. Massage with essential oils
Massaging with certain aromatic essential oils is also an effective way to relieve menstrual cramps. These include lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, clary sage oil and marjoram oil. Massage your lower back and abdomen with these oils for best results. You can massage at around bedtime for a restful sleep and relief from cramping.

3. Exercise
This might come as a surprise but exercise helps to release the pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. Experts suggest that women who exercise regularly often have less menstrual pain. To prevent cramps in the future, make exercise a part of your lifestyle.

4. Have herbal teas
Certain teas help in reducing the intensity of period pain and cramping. These include peppermint tea, cinnamon tea, ginger tea, chamomile tea and tulsi tea. You can add any of these teas during your periods for easing the pain and cramps.

5. Take a pain killer
You can take pain medications to relieve cramps. These include paracetamol, mefenamic acid and other analgesics. Paracetamol is an over the counter medicine but for others you will need a prescription from a doctor. It is best to take these medications as soon as bleeding or cramping starts. Painkillers can however cause side effects like acidity, gastritis and even stomach ulcers if taken too frequently.

6. Try pain relief patches
These are subcutaneous skin patches that can be applied directly over the skin. They are purely herbal and contain eucalyptus oil and menthol, both of which help in reducing cramping and relaxing the muscles. These patches release the ingredients in a controlled manner, thereby maintaining their levels in the blood stream throughout the day. This helps in ensuring long lasting action. They are easily available as over the counter medications. The advantages of these patches are that they are 100% herbal, are extremely easy to use and are free from side effects that can occur by popping painkillers on a regular basis.

So, go ahead and try these pain relieving therapies and enjoy pain free periods. Stay healthy, stay happy!

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Goodbye Diabetes !!!!!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ulhasnagar
Goodbye Diabetes !!!!!

You can overcome your diabetes by gaining some knowledge about what to eat and what not.

1)Completely stop consumption of sugary foods, artificial sweetness, canned juices and any other sweet preparation.

2)Start substituting your wheat flour with bajra/jowar flour/whole wheat flour to reduce your glucose intake.

3)Include a plate raw veggies before your meal to increase your fibre content as it helps to lower down your sugar levels.

4)Substitute your meals with red or brown rice instead of white rice to increase fiber.

5)Flaxseeds (not to roast) are an excellent source of fibre n omega 3 fatty acids n are known to reduce your glucose levels naturally.

6)Cinnamon tea is one of best remedies to reduce your insulin dosage as it contains chromium pincolate which diverts the glucose from the food we get to the muscle cells n must be taken after dinner.

7)Drinking of kokam water before meals (soaked in water for two hours)
Helps to bring down your sugar levels and is a natural cure for diabetes.

8)Fruits that have high glycemic index are not recommended like mango, chikkoo, custard apple etc

9)Lastly exercise for at least 50mins a day is a key to achieve good health.

For a more detailed diet chart and how to plan your menus for issues like diabetes, thyroid, anemia, obesity, gastritis, pregnancy, gastric ulcers consult privately.

BENEFITS OF NUTRACEUTICALS

PG diploma in clinical nutrition and hospital food service, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
BENEFITS OF NUTRACEUTICALS
LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE

You might have come across this word ‘nutraceutical’ and you may have wondered what the meaning of that word is. Nutraceutical may be a food or a part of food that not only provides taste but also provides health benefits, including prevention or treatment of disease. Doesn’t that sound interesting, why we should use those medicines when we have something so natural as our food?


NUTRACEUTICAL= NUTRITION + PHARMACEUTICAL


WHEATGRASS
The first thing that jumps to our mind when we think of wheatgrass is ‘What can a grass do to my body?’ But the truth will blow your mind- wheatgrass is an effective healer because it contains 70% chlorophyll, all minerals known to man and it is loaded with vitamin A, B-complex, C, E and K. it is extremely rich in protein and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.


ALOE VERA JUICE
This spiky green gem is a very ancient plant which is known to have medicinal properties. An amazing skin tonic that restores skin’s natural beauty. It also replenishes your body with amino acids. Great source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, folic acid. Aloe Vera is one of the few plants that contains vitamin B12. This doesn’t just end with vitamins but it’s a superb source of minerals like copper, chromium, magnesium, zinc and potassium.


CINNAMON
Who doesn’t like the sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple or tea? It’s just one of those spices that tastes awesome. But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon, it has amazing health benefits too. It can cure arthritis, indigestion, heart disease, weight loss, bladder infection, fatigue, tooth ache, cold, upset stomach and cholesterol. Steep in hot water for a cup of cinnamon tea, place on top of your ground coffee before brewing, add to your breakfast oatmeal or toss in while cooking grains like rice or lentils- various ways and countless benefits.


APPLE CIDER
The ‘mother’ of all vinegars- apple cider vinegar has wide-ranging uses which includes everything from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms and many people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help fight diabetes, high cholesterol levels and it aids in weight loss too (thanks to its acetic acid content.) It is a natural cure for a number on ailments such as diabetes, asthma, migraines, blood pressure, arthritis and stomach illnesses.





TRIPHALA
Triphala, a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine, is a composite herbal preparation of three fruits- ‘tri’-three ‘phala’-fruits. One of the most important component of triphala is amla or Indian gooseberry which is a tremendous source of vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant. Triphala has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts immunity, relieves constipation, purifies blood, promotes weight loss and improves liver function.


ISABGOL/ PSYLLIUM HUSK
Psyllium husk has a long history of use in traditional and herbal medicines. It is a natural, soluble fiber derived from husks of psyllium seeds. These tiny stuff grows up to 20 times when they reach our stomach and forms a gel-like mass that helps to transport waste to intestinal tract. It also been used to regulate blood glucose levels, lower cholesterol and relieve both diarrhoea and constipation.


GUGGULU
There are ample references to guggul and its medicinal properties in ayurvedic medicine, which describes its use in wide variety of conditions. Some of these are obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cholesterol. It also improves thyroid function, fat-burning activity of body and also decreases the risk of stroke.


GREEN TEA
Green tea is one of the most commonly used teas all over the world. While many people enjoy the mild taste of green tea, it may have more benefits than simply being a refreshing beverage. It may help you become healthier and fight certain types of diseases. You can lose weight, avoid flu, boost memory, lower bad cholesterol and even boost exercise endurance with the help of a tea, what more do we need?

https://www.balancenutrition.in/blog/benefits-of-nutraceuticals/
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Drink your way to Weight Loss

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Drink your way to Weight Loss
Drink your way to Weight Loss!

Honey
Honey is a great ingredient that may help you lose weight by providing the sweetness you want with the nutrients you need and helps you in proper digestion.
Ingredients
A cup of hot water
1 tbsp. Of lemon
1 tbsp. Of honey
1 tsp. Of cinnamon
Enjoy honey, lemon and cinnamon tea for weight loss.

Lemon
Lemon can have astounding effect on weight loss. It helps lose weight by increasing your metabolic rate.
Ingredients
A glass of water
1 tsp. Of raw honey
2 tsp. Of lemon juice
Drink in the morning on an empty stomach.

Cinnamon
Reduce your waist line with cinnamon. Cinnamon tea stabilises blood sugar levels, so you feel satisfied and have fewer cravings.
Ingredients
A cup of boiling hot water
1 tbsp. Of organic honey
1 tsp. Of organic cinnamon
Drink 1/2 a cup in the morning on an empty stomach and 1/2 cup 45 minutes after dinner.


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International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
SOME HOME REMEDIES FOR IRREGULAR MENSES.


1.Ginger
Ginger is highly beneficial in regulating menstrual cycles and also relieving menstrual pain. It promotes menstruation and hence is good when dealing with delayed or scanty periods.

Boil one-half teaspoon of freshly ground ginger in a cup of water for five to seven minutes.
Add a little sugar.
Drink this three times a day after meals.
Do this for about one month or more.


2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is considered useful for regulating menstrual cycles and reducing menstrual cramps. According to traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed to have a warming effect on the body.

Also, it contains hydroxychalcone that helps regulate insulin levels and is suspected to have an effect on menstrual regularity. A study analyzing the effects of cinnamon extract on menstrual cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome is currently underway.

Simply add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of milk. Drink this daily for several weeks.
You can also drink cinnamon tea, sprinkle cinnamon on your foods, or chew cinnamon sticks regularly.


3. Sesame Seeds and Jaggery

Sesame seeds are useful in regulating menstrual cycles as they help balance your hormones. They are loaded with lignans that help bind excess hormones. Plus, they contain essential fatty acids that promote optimal hormone production. Jaggery, too, helps regulate menstrual cycles due to its warming effects.

Dry roast a handful of sesame seeds.
Grind them along with one teaspoon of jaggery into a fine powder.
Take one teaspoon of this powder daily on an empty stomach in the luteal phase, or second half of your menstrual cycle (two weeks before your period starts), for a few months.

Simply eating a piece of jaggery, also known as gur, will also help regulate menstruation.

Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods.


4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera helps treat menstrual irregularities naturally by regulating your hormones.

Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.
Mix in one teaspoon of honey.
Consume it daily before having your breakfast.
Follow this remedy for about three months.

Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods.

5. Unripe Papaya

Green, unripe papaya works as a potent emmenagogue. It is considered useful in regulating menstrual flow as it helps contract muscle fibers in the uterus.

It is particularly useful for irregular periods associated with menopause and stress. Consume unripe papaya juice regularly for a few months. Do not drink it during your periods.

6. Turmeric

Being a warming herb, turmeric is also considered helpful in regulating menstruation and balancing hormones. Its emmenagogue properties help stimulate menstrual flow. Moreover, its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties relieve menstrual pain.

Consume one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric with milk, honey or jaggery. Take it daily for several weeks or until you see improvement.
You can also take turmeric in supplement form; consult your doctor for proper dosage


Please consult your physician or homeopath in person before starting or discontinuing any form of medical treatment.
THIS IS NOT D TREATMENT IS ONLY INFORMAL

Table of Content

Cinnamon Tea
Nutritional Value of Cinnamon Tea
Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea
Lowers blood sugar levels
Helps in weight loss
Lowers cholesterol levels
Boosts immune system
Lowers onset of chronic illnesses
Aids digestion
Reduces inflammation
Boosts functioning of the brain
Treats menstrual cramps
Has antifungal and antiviral properties
Can help treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Uses of Cinnamon Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon Tea
Cultivation of Cinnamon Tea