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Cinnamon Swirl Bread
I heard that cinnamon has antibacterial entities if i would use it for my mouth or throat what way is best to use?Eat it or to make tea
Yes: Cinnamon contains a natural substance, coumarin, that in very large amounts can cause bleeding and damage liver and kidneys. Ceylon cinnamon is "true" cinnamon, : but some companies use the less expensive cinnamomun aromaticum , or cassia. This contains more coumarin, and could be more problematic in large doses than ceylon cinnamon. http://tinyurl.com/qaqlu52. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dangerous: Cinnamon is a caustic powder that contains cellulose. It can cause an immediate severe reaction and long term lung damage if inhaled. People who attempted the "cinnamon challenge" have required hospitalization after coughing and inhaling the powder. Those with cinnamon allergy, asthma, or other lung conditions risk death. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/5/833.long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cinnamon: Some research has found that a particular type of cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Other studies have not found such a benefit. It has some anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. So it may add some spice to your health. ...Read more
Many good benefits: Cinnamon might be best known for significantly lowering blood sugar and can reduce it 18-29%, but is also a potent anti-oxidant, good anti-inflammatory and lowers cholesterol 12-26%. It is also a broad-spectrum anti-microbial. For more information see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=68. ...Read more
Accidentally ate a really mouldy cinnamon roll (white mould)! Dangerous? If I was to get sick, how long would it take from eating the mould?
Possible: The danger is small, but real, as a small number of mould species produce toxins called mycotoxins (fungal toxins). Even if present, unless conditions were just right, no toxins may have been formed. Most cases recognized have occurred by ingestion of foods made from contaminated grains. So, it is unlikely that you will have any ill effects, impossible to say when. ...Read more
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