There’s a reason men once risked their lives to acquire the spices of the Far East. Cinnamon is a spice held in the highest regard for its powerful medicinal qualities as well its aphrodisiac power. It is a spice used in Asia to guard against colds. And it is used around the world as flavoring for both sweet and savory dishes. It’s also used as an aromatherapy agent for relaxation. As you can see, cinnamon benefits are vast and worth exploring in greater detail.
The health benefits of cinnamon
Today, cinnamon is best known as a popular baking spice. But at one time, cinnamon was more valuable than gold because of its curative properties. Kind of amazing considering this spice is simply the bark of a tree!
The healing powers of this spice seem limitless. Studies show that it has potential to treat a variety of illnesses. It is anti-viral and it may help to control blood pressure, particularly in individuals identified as prediabetic. In addition some health experts believe it may improve alertness–always useful for a late night, bedroom rendezvous.
It can make you more kissable
And speaking of using cinnamon to improve your odds in the bedroom, this spice is recognized for an ability to reduce unwanted odors. In addition, it can kill nasty bacteria in your mouth. Doesn’t that make the prospect of kissing a cinnamon eater a whole lot more inviting?
Cinnamon can lower blood sugar
One of the more surprising benefits of cinnamon is that it is recognized for an ability to lower blood sugar. How? It appears that cinnamon interferes with digestive enzymes in a way that decreases the amount of glucose entering your bloodstream after a meal. In addition, it appears that a compound in cinnamon can mimmic insulin, although it seems to act more slowly than real insulin.
Cinnamon and weight loss
You may have heard that cinnamon can boost metabolism. There has been some clinical research into the potential of cinnamon oil to trigger weight loss. But the evidence is inconclusive.
It is also a common theory that the benefits of a cinnamon and honey drink include jumpstarting weight loss. In fact, some proponents will tell you that the combination of cinnamon and honey promotes rapid weight loss. The truth is that while the many benefits of cinnamon and honey may promote health, there is no scientific evidence to show that this combination of honey and cinnamon for weight loss will produce the results you want.
A surprisingly antioxidant-rich spice
More study-based cinnamon benefits include anti-aging potential thanks to cinnamon’s high antioxidant content. In fact, in a head-to-head match with 25 other spices, including superfood garlic, cinnamon came out on top when it comes to antioxidant power. Which means this baking spice could just be the best defense in the fight against aging.
Cinnamon benefits for men
And you might be surprised to learn that this spice is a source of manganese, a nutrient essential to the health of your love life. Here’s some more great information on why the manganese in cinnamon might benefit a man’s sex life. It also contains trace amounts of potassium and zinc, two nutrients beneficial to men’s sexual health.
What is true cinnamon?
There is one thing you should know about cinnamon: how to identify it. What is readily available in your neighborhood grocery store is probably not “true” cinnamon. The most common variety of spice sold today is Cassia, aka Chinese cinnamon. (“True cinnamon” is also called Ceylon cinnamon.) Now, it is believed that both varieties have healing properties. So as far as aphrodisiacs go, Cassia should give you results. But where they differ is flavor. Healthline has an excellent explanation if you’re looking to dive deeper into the best uses for each type.
Some aphrodisiac cinnamon benefits
I’ve covered the ways in which cinnamon benefits your sexual health. But there are stills some aphrodisiac properties of cinnamon to cover.
Cinnamon is among the spices considered useful for producing “heat” within the body. (This group also includes nutmeg and cardamom.) These warming spices are all measured to increase appetite, both physical and sexual. In fact, legend has it that a drop of cinnamon oil rubbed onto the genitals is surprisingly useful in producing powerful sexual stimulation. But if you choose to experiment with this application, please use the oil sparingly. Because as I said, the warming spices produce heat!
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