Cinnamon

Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. In ancient Egypt it was used medicinally and as a flavoring for beverages. In ancient Rome, Nero burned a year's supply on his wife's funeral pyre to signify the depth of his loss. The Dutch established a system of cultivation that exists to this day.
    Health Benefits:
       Blood Sugar Levels  Recent studies show that cinnamon enhances the ability of insulin to metabolize glucose, helping to control blood sugar levels. Controlling diabetes can help prevent coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.
       Improved Digestion  Cinnamon relieves diarrhea and nausea, because it is a carminative (an agent that helps break up intestinal gas).
       Toning of Tissues  Considerable anecdotal evidence exists to suggest that cinnamon constricts tissues in the body.
       Relief from Congestion  Cinnamon has long been consumed to relieve congestion that comes from colds, allergies, & other common conditions.
       Muscle & Joint Pain Relief  Eating cinnamon on a regular basis relieves, reduces and/or eliminates muscle and joint pain as well as stiffness.

        Thinning of the Blood & Better Circulation  Like garlic, cinnamon is a blood thinning agent. Though not as powerful as garlic, cinnamon also acts to increase circulation and unlike garlic, is safe for Dogs.
       Relief from Arthritis Pain  Cinnamon may contain anti-inflammatory compounds which may be useful in reducing the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
       Prevention of Tooth Decay & Gum Disease  There is much anecdotal evidence that cinnamon may be helpful in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease.
       Killing Harmful Bacteria  Cinnamon has been shown to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, one that has the ability to kill germs such as E. coli and other harmful bacteria.