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5. Cancer Prevention
Researchers tell us that cinnamon oil has promise in the treatment of Tumors, Gastric Cancers and Melanomas. Research studies points out that sugar may be a major factor in causing or sustaining cancer cells. Cinnamon by controlling blood sugar levels in the body could mitigate or in some cases end this problem. Some studies show positive results with leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
Cinnamon in all its types has two chemical constituents, Cinnamaldehyde and Eugenol (From Cinnamon Oil). The scientists have used these to develop nutraceuticals that have proven somewhat effective in fighting human colon cancer cells (Eugenol) and human hepatoma cells. As a result, evidence seems to indicate that cinnamon starves cancer cells by denying them sugar which they need. A University of Arizona study established that the cinnamaladehye component of cinnamon worked as a potent collectoral cancer fighter.
There is a widely cited Copenhagen university study that is a hoax. Most evidence that cinnamon helps arthritis comes from personal testimonials. Some people claim drinking cinnamon tea helps arthritis pain while others claim a cinnamon oil massage oil helps ease the pain.
What at this time we do know is that cinnamon has high levels (73% DV in two sticks of Cinnamon) of manganese which helps bone building, also blood and connective tissues, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. We require manganese for bone health. So people who deficient in it stand a greater chance of developing osteoporosis.