Vail Science of Food column: The secrets of cinnamon as nature’s pharmacy

23rd November, 2015 by

By Lisa Julian

With the winter holidays just around the corner, many people will enjoy traditional holiday dishes flavored with cinnamon. In Eastern cultures, however, cinnamon is used not only as a spice to flavor and preserve food but also as a medicine to treat illness and disease. With the help of modern science, this special spice and its components have been studied in depth, and some of the specific molecular mechanisms by which cinnamon exerts its therapeutic effects in the human body have now been clearly elucidated. Nature’s pharmacyAlthough numerous varieties of cinnamon exist, the most commonly used form as we know …

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