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Cinnamon tea and diabetes

Many traditional plants and spices possess medicinal properties, such as control blood glucose levels. Cinnamon is one of these spices that has been demonstrated to be effective in improving glycaemia both in healthy and diabetic subjects. Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It's available in its dried tubular form known as a quill or as ground powder.

Scientists have discovered that cinnamon has insulin-like properties, which able to decrease blood glucose levels as well as triglycerides and cholesterol, all of which are important especially for type 2 diabetes patients. Many other beneficial effects of cinnamon such as anti-inflammation properties control of blood glucose, decreasing heart disease and decreasing cancer.

Study published in Journal of Diabetes Research July 2015 suggest that the use of cinnamon tea can be beneficial to postprandial glucose levels; moreover, its high phenolic content and antioxidant activity could also act beneficially.

In type 2 diabetic subjects, cinnamon revealed that it can exert a hypoglycaemic effect, decreasing PBG (Postprandial glucose level) and fasting blood glucose level.

Research during the investigation of cinnamon compounds, has shown that cinnamon contains some components which can enhance insulin secretion. (Horm Res 50(3): 177-182)
Cinnamon tea and diabetes

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