Cinnamon is one of the oldest and most commonly used spices in the world. Although Cassia(Chinese Cinnamon) is the vastly available “Cinnamon “in the world market, “True Cinnamon” or “Real Cinnamon” is the Ceylon Cinnamon Cinnamomum zylanicum grown in Sri Lanka. As the name implies cinnamomum zylanicum is endemic to Sri Lanka. The unique fragrance, warm and sweet taste of the cinnamon is more refined and subtle in “Ceylon Cinnamon”. The “Ceylon Cinnamon” quill is golden brown in colour, multilayered and has a very delicate texture where as Cassia has a darker colour and a thicker hollowed quill.
Other than the numerous proven health benefits, “Ceylon Cinnamon” contains only a negligible amount of coumarins (a naturally occurring plant component that can have strong anticoagulant properties), whereas Cassia contains considerable amount. Excessive intake of coumarins over a prolonged period of time can pose health risks to some individuals. For this particular reason organizations like the Federal Institute of Risk Assessment in Berlin, Germany have recommended that large amounts of the Cassia Cinnamon be avoided.
Cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile substances.
- Cinnamon causes your body to absorb carbohydrates in much more slower pace, and lower blood sugar levels, both which contribute to control insulin spikes.
- Cinnamon helps to curb the appetite.
- High Calcium and fibre in Cinnamon improve colon health and protect against heart diseases.
- Not only does consuming Cinnamon improve the body’s ability to utilize blood sugar but just smelling the wonderful odour of this sweet spice boosts brain activity.
- Cinnamon tea would provide relief when faced with onset of cold or flu.
- Cinnamon’s essential oils also qualify it as an “anti-microbial” food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida.
According to the recent research done, a little as ½ a teaspoon Cinnamon a day can produce approximately 20% drop in blood sugar levels and 18% drop in LDL cholesterol levels. Nevertheless another set of research done on combine use of Cinnamon and Honey show the effectiveness in combating Cancer, Arthritis, Heart Diseases, Indigestion, Bladder Infection, High Cholesterol levels etc. in different formulation.
Why Wild Tusker Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks?
Wild Tusker Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks are the proud product of small scale Cinnamon growers in the south-western part of the Island, where the crop is continuously nourished by the rich soil, tropical sunshine and abundant rain.