Cinnamon bark extract has been used for thousands of years for numerous health benefits dating back to ancient Egypt. Cinnamon comes from the bark of cinnamon trees. It was once rare and regarded as a gift fit for a king. It is now widely available and can be used in various foods and recipes.
Cinnamon has a distinct smell and taste, and this is attributed to the compound called cinnamaldehyde. This compound is what is believed to give cinnamon a powerful effect on health. Studies have demonstrated that cinnamon enhances cellular glucose uptake and utilization and has also been shown to help in the reduction of blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
- Country of origin: China
- Part used: Cinnamon bark extract, 8% flavone
- Solvent for extraction: Water & ethanol
- Stored form: Fine brown powder