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Is cinnamon (dal chini) a cooling or heating spice?

Asked by Neha Sahi, 08 Jun '09 10:25 am
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Dear Neha, First of all cinnamon is highly antiseptic. This due to the high content of phenol. It is warming spice thats why it is often very useful as a cold or flu remedy. It is an excellent medicine for colds, congestion, temperature and flu. Cinnamon oil can be used to treat chest infections and catarrh.
There are two main types of cinnamon that are used in cooking today, although around one hundred different types of cinnamon tree actually exist in the world. True cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon), which has a lighter, sweeter and more delicate flavor.you must ensure that what you consume is real Cinnamon and not Cassia. Cassia could be toxic due to the high. coumarin content.
Learn how to identify real Cinnamon by clicking the below link

ceylon-cinnamon.com/Identify-Cinnamon.htm
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 10 Jun '09 01:30 pm

 
  
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Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.

Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes.

In some studies, cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.

In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

It has an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
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Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 08 Jun '09 10:27 am

 
  
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Cool
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 08 Jun '09 10:29 am

 
  
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Heating
Answered by girish thakur, 08 Jun '09 10:26 am

 
  
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Cool
Answered by Sunil Kumar, 15 Jun '09 08:02 pm

 
  
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Cool
Answered by Dinesh C S, 08 Jun '09 10:36 am

 
  
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