Cinnamon is a popular spice obtained from the inner back of several trees and principally used in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material. It is used in the preparation of chocolate and many desert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts; as well as spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, liquer, and basically sweet dishes.
In ancient times, Cinnamon as a warm and dry substancewas believed by doctors to cure feckles, snake bites, common cold, kidney problems, etc (However, newer studies showed that some substances in cinnamon , especially coumarin, may cause liver damage in a few sensitive people).
An anti-viral, antioxidant, a control for blood glucose level in individuals with type 2 diabetes, Cinnamon is now being reported to play a significant role in battling Parkinson's diesease. According to a new study from Rush Univeristy Medical Centre in Chicago, the spice has a chemical which can protect the brain from the degenerative brain disorder.
"This research could potentialy be one of the safest approach to halt disease progression in Parkinson's patients", said lead researcher and Floyd A. Davies professor of neurology at Rush, Kalipada Pahan, PhD, in a statement.
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