I have just started using 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp honey every morning to help with my blood pressure and other problems I have been having. How long can I continue to use the ceylon cinnamon safely? Also when do I have to stop, and whats the time limit before I can use it again. I would like to use it regularly diabetes runs high in my family and I have been diagnosed pre diabetic. It really does keep your sugar levels down!
I found cinnamon effective for diabetis in taking small tea spoon of grinded cinnamon once a day in early morning before taking anything.Try that for 15 days and record the result.
My personal experience using "cinnamon" to reduce blood sugar in long-standing type II diabetes has been very positive. "True cinnamon" (Ceylon) works more slowly (1/2 -- 3/4 Tbs daily) but has none of the potentially toxic coumarin found in ALL of the other cassia (so-called "cinnamon") varieties. The TDI (tolerable daily intake, or safe limit) established for most cassia varieties is about 1 tsp. per day. This is very far below the LD50, the dose which will kill about half of the subjects. My Rx medications keep my blood sugar down to minimally-controlled levels; adding a cinnamon regimen brings it down to near-hypoglycemic levels! With cinnamon, my HbA1c hovers around 5.5%, a level I can live with!
Just want to say your site is excellent. Good, thorough information. I would like to see suggested tincture doses
Shell - Cinnamon is also great for getting rid of hayfever, either mix 1 tsp of ground cinnamon in your porridge or mix with local honey or chew on the cinnamon bark, will give instant relief.
What about turmeric. I have heard such wonderful things lately about this spice. Please include in you research. Thank you
Thank you for your suggestion. Please find our page on Turmeric here: /herb-turmeric.html
Best regardsHewb Wisdom
There's nothing I look forward to more in the morning than an aromatic cup of coffee. But I always end up with terrible stomach cramps. Two weeks ago I ordered a cappuccino in a restaurant and they put cinnamon in it. Amazingly, my stomach didn't hurt. So I've been putting cinnamon in my coffee since then and have not had any problems. I had no idea this would help other than from my recent experience and your site has confirmed that the cinnamon is to thank.