Info: Powder Available in 200 g Packet or 1 kg Bag
This type of certified organic cinnamon powder from RootAlive is known by a number of different names including True Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and Cinnamomum verum. Made from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum plant, it contains catechins which may help relieve nausea and beneficial oils that may help the body break down fat during digestion. Animal studies have found that cinnamon oil and extract have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties.
Also see Ceylon cinnamon sticks.
It is important to note that the type of cinnamon commonly sold in North America, including organic Saigon Cinnamon, is Cinnamomum cassia. Unless the package you have purchased clearly indicates that it is True Cinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, or Cinnamomum verum, the product will be Cinnamomum cassia. Aviva recommends avoiding cassia, as it is naturally high in coumarins, which have anticoagulant properties (posing a risk to your body's ability to respond properly to cuts or injuries) and with regular use in large quantities, can be liver and kidney toxic. True Cinnamon is low in coumarins, thus providing the health benefits of cinnamon in general without the possible harmful adverse effects caused by the high coumarin levels in cassia.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum may also be used to help with digestive issues, such as relieving gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, and gas after eating, and possibly stimulating the appetite. Some research indicates that true cinnamon powder may also be an effective treatment for cramps, flu, and cold symptoms, and there have been indications that it may help control blood sugar levels with daily use.
Ingredients:Organic Cinnamon Powder. Gluten-free.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have any health condition or are taking any medications.