Benefits of Cinnamon for Diabetes Overcome
Benefits of cinnamon was not just a deodorizer for a variety of foods or beverages. Spices Latin name Cinnamomum burmannii it was already long been believed to cure diabetes mellitus diabetes alias.
Naturopathic Physician Specialists Amarullah Siregar said cinnamon is often used by people with diabetes mellitus. “Spice is working with the sweet smell of the pancreas,” he said.
The pancreas is one organ that produces insulin. In patients with diabetes, impaired body so it can not produce insulin needed to control blood sugar levels.
Detects the hormone insulin in the blood sugar levels. If the sugar content in the blood because it has not needed to be processed, then the insulin will lower and turn it into muscle and fat. “With insulin, the sugar contained in the blood is processed into energy so it does not build up in the blood cells,” said Amarullah.
Cinnamon is widely grown in Indonesia, such as Sumatra. However, the use of cinnamon as a medicine has been patented in the United States with Cinulin trademark. Cinulin used to keep the blood sugar levels of people with diabetes mellitus, those who can not meet the needs of insulin. (Sanny Cicilia Simbolon)
Benefits of Cinnamon for Lowering Blood Sugar Levels
The sweet aroma of cinnamon bark (Cassiavera) making this spice plants to be excellent as a flavoring cakes and drinks. In recent years, scientists have uncovered other benefits of cinnamon, which lowers blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon or cinnamon contains various chemicals, namely essential oils eugenol, safrole, as well sinamaldehyde content, tannin, calcium oxalate, resin, and tanners.
According to Dr. Dr. Amarullah Siregar, cinnamon has biomolecular effects on the pancreas. “Cinnamon contains a chemical compound called PTP1B were working to enable the compound in pancreatic beta cells by activating the function to produce insulin,” he said.
Furthermore, insulin opens the door of the red blood cells so that glucose can enter and be converted into energy. People with diabetes decreases the body’s sensitivity to insulin so that blood sugar levels remain high because they can not enter the cells.
PTP1B compounds will also work in alpha cells, which help the liver produce glycogen. “These cells convert sugar into glycogen or energy reserves,” said Amarullah, naturopathic medicine expert.
He added that, in contrast to direct diabetes drugs lower blood sugar, herbs like cinnamon works by optimizing the function of organs that are still good. “The rise in blood sugar levels just symptoms of the disorder of insulin. Pancreatic Its source is problematic. Having said that, the function of the pancreas must be repaired,” he said.
Benefits of Cinnamon for Malignant Liver Cancer Deterrent
Cinnamon is known as a food flavoring and fragrances, food, actually contain active compounds which can counteract the malignant liver cancer, reduce blood fat and cholesterol, as well as helping people with diabetes mellitus. How to use it?
Since the 16th century, cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmannii) has been used as seasoning. In the world there are 54 types of cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp), 12 species of which are in Indonesia. The species of cinnamon which has been developed in Indonesia is Cinnamomum burmannii BL, better known as Cassia vera.
Cinnamon is included in the family Lauraceae. The spice is thought to have come from Sri Lanka and South India, even thrives in Java, Sumatra, the West Indies, Brazil, Vietnam, Madagascar, and Egypt. Internationally, cinnamon known as cinnamon, which comes from the Greek Kinnamon. Cinnamon is also known by the name of sweet wood.
Not just any skin
Cinnamon has the form of small diameter rod, and there is a length or shorter. Color inside and cinnamon is brown. The chemical properties of cinnamon is spicy, slightly sweet, warm and fragrant. The main result of the cinnamon plant is the bark and branches, while the by-product in the form of twigs and leaves are processed into essential oils.
Cinnamon bark and processed products are widely used in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and cigarettes. The use of cinnamon bark can be done in the original form (powder), essential oils or oleoresins.
Cinnamon essential oils obtained from kulitt, twigs, and leaves, by distillation. The content of essential oil in cinnamon bark from 1.3 to 2.7 percent. Meanwhile, the oleoresin is obtained by solvent extraction using certain organic.
Lowering cholesterol and fat
Research Fauzan Azima (2004), students of the Doctoral Program in Food Science Program IPB show, cinnamon bark extract effective to inhibit the formation of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL = bad cholesterol) in the blood.
The study was conducted with the cinnamon extract as much as 100-200 mg per kilogram of body weight guinea pigs for 12 weeks. At the end of the experiment found kelici total cholesterol dropped from 443.3 to 139.1 mg / dl, LDL levels fell from 268.5 to 95.8 mg / dl, and triglycerides fell 122.2 to 61.2 mgAl dad.
Caused LDL cholesterol because cholesterol rnengangkut role of the network into the plasma through a process enclositosis. This process led to high levels of cholesterol in the blood, which can cause blockages in blood vessels.
Cinnamon extract can also reduce fatty liver rabbits. The same treatment also lowers levels of homocysteine, which is a compound which promotes atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). Homocysteine levels decreased from 25 micromol per liter to 9.9 micromol per liter of serum.
In contrast, the good cholesterol or high density lipoprotein (HDL) rose from 32.4 to 50.0 mg / dl. HDL cholesterol was cleaning function removes cholesterol from the plasma membrane of cells die or are destroyed. Healthy people have a ratio of LDL to HDL worth 3.5.
Research also shows rabbits given cinnamon extract atherosclerosis risk 4.2 times lower than the rabbit that is not given the extract. Cinnamon Extract also has potential as antihiperkolesterolemia (lowering cholesterol) and prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.
Concluded, cinnamon extract contains phytochemical compounds that have the potential as an antioxidant, platelet antagregasi, antihiperkolesterolemia, and able to prevent fatty liver and lesion formation in guinea pig aorta.
According Azima (2004), cinnamon bark sinamaldehide composed of compounds, derivatives of phenol compounds. In the medical world, a compound known to have properties antiagregasi sinamaldehid platelets (attached cholesterol in the blood vessels). Aggregation (gathering) platelets leads to atherosclerosis.
The compounds are useful in the cinnamon extract is tannins, flavonoids, triterpenoids and saponins. All four served as an experimental anti red blood cells, antioxidants, clan antihiperkolesterolemia (lowering cholesterol).
In addition to preventing atherosclerosis, cinnamon is known to contain antioxidant compounds effective at preventing cancer. Cinnamon antioxidant power extracted with ethanol turned out better than BHT (synthetic antioxidant) and tocopherols (natural antioxidants), at the same concentration. Phytochemical compounds that act as antioxidants in cinnamon are tannins and flavonoids.
Prof.Dr.Made Astawan, food technology and nutrition experts, caregivers tabloid section on Healthy Lifestyles.
Benefits of Cinnamon to Overcome Flu / Cold
The work piling up, but it’s hard to concentrate because of the flu makes your nose runny mucus alias continue? Easy. Try sprinkle cinnamon on toast or insert a cinnamon stick in your tea warm.
Cinnamon is an astringent that helps drain excess mucus in the lungs and nasal passages. Moreover, cinnamon also increases blood circulation so your hands and feet warm.