Ceylon cinnamon is notorious for also being called as true cinnamon. It is assigned to the family Lauraceae and is conventionally characterized by small green trees. These trees heighten no more than 15 meters and possess ovate-oblong leaves, green-colored flowers that are heavily branched and are distinguished by their distinct odor, and fruits bearing a single seed.
The bark of Ceylon cinnamon is saluted for its use as a spice. Medicinally, it is being utilized therapeutically for the treatment of diabetes by enhancing the glycogen synthetase activity that activates insulin receptors.
Ceylon cinnamon is also brought into play when it comes to treating diarrhea, indigestion, obesity, and so forth. It not only bolsters the immune system but also manifests anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-microbial activity. Its radical scavenging scheme grabs the root cause of various diseases.
Its leaves, dried flowers, and bark grant the wishes of the medicinal world.
There is madness to the method of Ceylon cinnamon as it spurns various pathological diseases the way someone spurns a diseased dog. All these pharmacological actions are brought into play by the blessing of cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate. The distinct mild flavor of this ambitious plant is attributed to cinnamaldehyde, which comprises 50 to 60% of its oil.