Welcome To Cinnamon
Data from the Agricultural Research Unit in Maryland was first published in the New Scientist in August 2000. The researchers found that cinnamon the ability of fat cells in diabetics to respond to insulin and greatly increased glucose removal. It is believed that a substance in cinnamon called MHCP is the main reason for its beneficial results.
When mice were given MHCP, their glucose levels fells down dramatically and tests on humans have begun this year. The researchers are so confident that cinnamon will have the same dramatic effect of reducing insulin tolerance in humans they recommend that type II diabetics should take a quarter to one full teaspoon of cinnamon per day.
Latin Name- Cinnamomum zeylanicum/verum
Family - Lauraceae.
Geographical description– Found in tropical area, mainly found in Sri Lanka, Malabar cost of India, Jamaica and Brazil, Plantations of cinnamon are confined to Kerala State.