The health benefits of cinnamon can be attributed to a range of plant active ingredients and properties. The spice is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron and calcium, while also having a high content of fiber.
Its health benefits include the following:
Brain Function: Research at the Wheeling Jesuit University in the United States has proved that the scent of the spice has the ability to boost brain activity. The team of researchers, led by Dr. P. Zoladz, found that people who were given cinnamon improved their scores on cognitive activities such as attention span, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor response speed.
Blood circulation: Cinnamon helps to improve the circulation of blood due to the presence of a blood thinning compounds.