Evidence about the health benefits of cinnamon can be backed with numerous studies. This spice helps in the fight against diabetes, candida, weight loss, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, toenail fungus, Parkinson’s disease, stomach flu, etc.

  – The following list is proof of cinnamon’s benefits:

   Blood sugar control 

Cinnamon’s properties can help people with insulin resistance. That’s why it is popular among diabetes type 2 patients, who take it to control their blood sugar levels. The Ceylon cinnamon is especially popular because of the low levels of coumarin compared to the regular cinnamon bought in stores (Cassia cinnamon). Coumarin in high doses can harm the liver, so Ceylon cinnamon is obviously the better choice. You can even take double doses and it still won’t come close to the levels of coumarin in Cassia cinnamon.

   Candida infections

Cinnamon has the ability to stop yeast infections, especially Escherichia coli and Candida albicans fungus. Studies have confirmed the effects of cinnamon oil on candida, and another study showed that it’s actually effective against three candida strains: candida albicans, candida tropicalis and candida krusei. Ceylon cinnamon tea can be infused with some cinnamon bark oil to create a powerful candida cure and boost your immune system. For topical application, use cinnamon leaf oil mixed with a carrier oil.

 Cancer prevention 

Many studies have confirmed the efficiency of cinnamon on tumors, gastric cancers and melanoma. Research studies have showed that sugar might be causing or sustaining cancer cells, and cinnamon has a mitigating effect by controlling the blood sugar levels. Another study showed that cinnamon is also effective when used against leukemia and lymphoma, and a study at the University of Arizona confirmed that cinnamon is efficient in the battle against colorectal cancer too. Cinnamon and its many forms contain two main ingredients: Cinnamaldehydeand Eugenol. They were used for development of nutraceuticals in the study that showed that cinnamon is effective in the fight against human colon cancer cells, as well as human hepatoma cells. Cinnamon affects the cancer cells by starving them of sugar.

  Stomach bug\Flu

Cinnamon is the most effective natural remedy you can take for stomach bug and the flu, as it has anti-bacterial properties. Research studies have showed that cinnamon is effective against E. Coli, salmonella and Campylobacter. Cinnamaldehyde from the cinnamon bark oil can fight adenoviruses, according to another study.


Ceylon cinnamon leaf oil is a great natural disinfectant and a powerful anti-bacterial agent. It has a potent effect against E. Coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Aspergillus oryzae, and Penicilliumdigitatum according to a study.

Besides the Ceylon cinnamon leaf oil, the cinnamon bark oil is also powerful. A study found that the levels of cinnamaldehyde in the oil (which can be up to 40-50%) are effective against Listeria monocytogenes,Salmonella Typhimurium, andenterohemorrhagic E. Coli.

   Cinnamon oil

Cinnamon oil can be diluted with some water and used as a cleaner for the kitchen, doorknobs, fridge, etc. This is especially helpful if you have kids at home and don’t want to use chemicals for cleaning. Cinnamon sticks boiled in hot water can help you as a mild disinfectant with which you can wash your face.

  Toenail fungus

The cinnamon leaf oil can help with a case of toenail fungus or athlete’s foot. It is far more powerful than any commercial product. You can use almost any form of cinnamon – cinnamon sticks, tea or powder, or some drops of Ceylon cinnamon leaf oil will work equally well. Soak your feet in the oil or go for an internal treatment with tea or cinnamon sticks. You will achieve great results no time.


An Israeli study found enough evidence to confirm that cinnamon delays the effects of five aggressive strains of Alzheimer’s inducing genes. According to another study, cognitive improvement can be achieved in animals if cinnamon is taken orally. The two main cinnamon ingredients cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin are effective in the fight against Alzheimer’s.


Cinnamon is a great anti-oxidant, and as such it breaks down the free radicals that cause cancer. A study found that the anti-oxidant properties of cinnamon are sufficient and make for improved food palatability. The antioxidant properties will help your body in general, repairing the damage done by free radicals in any part or organ.
    Weight loss

Cinnamon can help you lose weight besides increasing blood circulation. Increased blood flow usually boosts metabolism in that way reducing weight. This blood thinning ability also makes cinnamon act as an anti-clogging agent especially in cases of heart disease. However, do not mix cinnamon with other blood thinners! The main ingredient that acts as a blood thinner is the coumarin, which is present in bigger doses in Cassia cinnamon – eat that strain to reduce your weight.