Cinnamon warning

cinnamon side effects

Many people nowadays are interested in the the folk remedies, and for a very good reason: they work.  We heard of cinnamon honey benefits, but we also heard of something a little bit scary: cinnamon warning. So, it’s natural to ask if they are in fact good or bad. The cinnamon honey combination comes from the ancient Chinese medicine. And also from Ayurveda, the Indian ancient medicine. Meaning trustful sources, tested for hundreds of years.
Both ingredients are powerful food, so combining them would mean double their therapeutic properties.
As I already said in this site, there is toxic honey, fake honey and organic honey. It is almost the same with cinnamon. Hence the warning.

Cinnamon is a spice found in every supermarket, bio or not bio, at a cheap price. And yes, that cinnamon has all the good properties we know, but has also one that is bad: COUMARIN.  It’s a naturally occurring chemical that can cause liver and kidneys damage when it is taken in high doses.
Of course we can use the regular cinnamon in our coffee, in cakes, in tea, in milkshakes or whatever, as long as we don’t take it in high doses and for a long period of time. Remember that if you want to use the cinnamon honey combination for therapy you have to buy real cinnamon, also called Ceylon Cinnamon, and of course, use organic honey.

There are two types of cinnamon:
CASSIAN CINNAMON, also known as Chinese or Saigon cinnamon, some people call it fake cinnamon, though it is not fake, only a  different type. It is produced in Vietnam, China and Indonesia. It has the same properties as the real cinnamon, it is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, blood regulation, but also has a high amount of coumarin, 1200 times higher than that found in the real cinnamon. Federal Institute for Risk Assesment in Germany says coumarin can damage liver and kidneys if taken for longer periods.
CEYLON CINNAMON, also known as real cinnamon, sweet or good cinnamon, it’s produced in Sri Lanka, from the plant called Cinnamomum zeylanicum. There are some differences between the two types, but they can’t be detected in the powder form, only in sticks. So it’s better to buy sticks and then turn them to powder, using the coffee grinder.

cinnamom comparisondifferences in cinnamon

Where can we find ceylon honey?

Amazon.com: here are some good products:

·  Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder – Family Owned Since 1935 – 1 Lb. in a Handy Re-sealable Pouch;

·  Blue Lily Organics Ceylon Cinnamon Powder – 1 Lb – Certified Organic;

·  Frontier Ceylon Cinnamon Organic Ground Powder , 1 Pound;

Amazon.co.uk:

·  Organic Wise Ceylon Cinnamon Ground Powder, 453 g -From a EU Certified Organic Farm in Sri Lanka;

·  250g Ceylon Cinnamon Taj Powder (True) – Grade A Premium Quality! FREE P&P

Iherb.com:

·  Frontier Natural Products, Organic Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

Also, if you have experience with other trustful online shops, ceylon cinnamon can be found easily and it’s definitely worth the money.

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Cinnamon warning was last modified: January 2nd, 2016 by Laura

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21 Responses

  1. Amar says

    Thank you for this useful info. Wanted to know what is a safe daily dose of the ground Cassian Cinnamon to add to cereal, tea, smoothie, coffee, yogurt,…

    • Laura says

      Hi Amar,

      Sorry for the late reply. Here is my personal intake on this: our body knows exactly what’s the limit. I don’t think you can put on your cereals in the morning more than a safe dose. You’ll get sick after too much, probably just like with eating honey.
      When taking cinnamon therapeutically the doses are much higher. Here you’ll see how much cinnamon are eaten therapeutically.

      Laura

  2. Ron says

    So what is a good source to purchase ceylon cinnamon?

    • Laura says

      Hi Ron,
      I have added some links in the article, maybe they can help you.
      Stay healthy and may you have a wonderful, fulfilling 2016!
      Laura

  3. Denise says

    Hi…..I did quite a bit of research a few years ago and the best of the best cinnamon to use is the “Ceylon” cinnamon from Sri Lanka. The Cassia cinnamon has way more carcinogens and over time can cause serious health issues in heavy users.

    • Laura says

      Thank you, Denise.
      People should know about this, and if wanting to eat cinnamon in a therapeutic purpose everyone should consider buying the Ceylon one.
      Laura

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  5. Kristina says

    This is great information, thank you! I had no idea there was 2 types of cinnamon so now I will have to get Ceylon cinnamon and try the honey and cinnamon ‘diet’. Regards, Kristina

    • Laura says

      Thanks, Kristina.

  6. Ansley says

    Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

    There is frightening evidence that pesticides are wiping out bee populations. I hope that Einstein’s warning does not come to pass. These wonderful creatures are essential to our existence.

    • Ron says

      This could happen as long as everyone uses Monsanto’s Round Up poison to drench the earth.

    • Laura says

      That’s a good word: “frightening” evidence. Maybe the decision guys would realize they can get poor if this happens, 🙂 and maybe this will convince them to be less greedy. Meanwhile, they have already invented a robot bee, called Robobee, and say it would be used for pollination if the need asked it.
      They can find an answer. But not a natural, normal, planet-friendly one.
      laura

  7. Ansley says

    Wow, what phenomenal information. I’m a complete groupie when it comes to natural foods and the healing properties of foods, spices, etc. There is great information here and I thank you for it, although I don’t relish the idea of having to grind my own cinnamon (one more thing, you know). And because of cinnamon’s blood sugar controlling properties, I’m kind of willing to forgive some of the other. However, henceforward I will be looking for real cinnamon instead of the fake stuff promulgated by the food merchants.
    Thanks for the info.

    • Laura says

      Hi Ansley,

      I’m glad my post here helped. Marketing is fooling us all the time, we must discover the truth and follow it together.
      thank you for dropping by.
      laura

  8. brad says

    Hello and thank you for this informative article about cinnamon. I eat a lot of Cinnamon Life cereal. And other cinnamon flavored cereals. You think I have anything to worry about there?

    • Laura says

      Hi Brad, these are small quantities I would say. I don’t think you get to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon per day. Those cereals are flavored as you say, so it’s about introducing small amounts of cinnamon in your body. They do good, the coumarin found in there is in even smaller quantities, so I say it’s ok.
      But if you eat more cinnamon, if you add it in your coffee, tea, smoothie, cocoa shakes, and so on, you have to add the real cinnamon. Especially because you like it that much and eat it on a regular basis.

  9. Terea Gonzalez says

    What a wealth of information you have provided for me. I have enjoyed reading every page. I had the pleasure of visiting a honey production center when I visited Canada, and it was truly amazing. I do not remember you mentioning how sticky honey is, my rottweiler taught me that lesson. After my purchases, I left him in the car with an exquisite jar of fresh honey. He manged to get the lid off the container and spread a bit around the back of my van. He loved it, I had a bit of a harder time with it! Sure glad I love dogs!

    • admin says

      🙂 And sure thing your dog loves honey.
      Sticky, yes, that’s why I like it more in winter, when it’s already crystallized.
      laura

    • Giri says

      Hi. Just wanted to say you have a wonderful site with so much great information. Keep up the great work!

    • Laura says

      Hi Giri,
      Thank you very much for your good words. I promise I will.

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