Will the real Cinnamon please stand up... Cinnamaldehyde

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:16:30 PST
Thank you Aaron.  My prejudice against much of "new age"  presentation is 
because it is mostly not research-based.  The part that is--is another 
animal-- and is incorporated into contemporary advanced medicine..  Another 
important example is the fruit of Serenoa repens for treatment of 
hypertrophied prostates, enabling men to avoid surgery

As Mark noted, though, it's important to note what is meant by the term 
"cinnamon" .

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "aaron floden" <aaron_floden@yahoo.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Will the real Cinnamon please stand up... Cinnamaldehyde

While Mark is correct on the culinary aspects, the fungal effects and the 
medicinal effects are from the extract of cinnamaldehyde from several 
Cinnamomum species including the edible ones. I don't have the paper with me 
and cannot relocate it on google, but it has proven effective on several 
fungal problems and works by keeping the conidiophores dormant or killing 
them. There is plenty of imformation and numerous studies performed on 
antifungal and medicinal uses of Cinnamomum.

As far as medicine, it a has been used in Ayurveda for a long time. It has 
also been shown in clinical trials to reduce blood sugar in diabetics by 

"Folk" and "newage" medicines after all come from ethnobotany and modern 
medicine also takes http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php

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