Cassia powder or so-called cinnamon powder is famous for its numerous benefits. As a matter of fact, it can be used in medicines or as a type of spices which can be used for various dishes, cookies, cakes, and muffins. Many people also add cassia powder to beverages like tea, coffee, smoothies or cocktail.
Let’s see the main benefits that make cinnamon powder become a must-have item in your kitchen.
Some researches show that daily use of cinnamon powder can help lower blood sugar level and improve insulin sensitivity. It also helps weight control and reduces several common risk factors for heart disease. Also according to some studies, just a little bit of cinnamon adding into your daily diet can reduce fatty acids in the blood and cut down the cholesterol level. It’s highly recommended for people with type 2 diabetes because of those benefits. In addition, cassia powder can be used as a home remedy for bad breath. Cinnamon contains an organic compound called cinnamic aldehyde which freshen-up your breath. You can use cinnamon powder to make toothpaste, mouthwash or drink and use daily to improve oral hygiene.
Besides benefits for health, cinnamon can work wonders for skin like getting rid of acne, lightening skin color, preventing wrinkles, softening dry skin, fighting skin infection and treating eczema. Just mix cassia powder with lemon juice or make facial mask and scrub by blending with honey, sugar, you will have wonderful homemade and natural remedies. Take a little note that do not put too much powder because it tends to be strong and can cause burning sensation, especially for people with sensitive skin.
Researches show that cinnamon has many benefits for hair. It can stimulate hair growth by improving blood circulation, reduce dandruff, provide deep nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles. You can mix cinnamon powder with olive oil, with argan oil, with honey, with egg, with banana and so on. Depending on which hair problem you met, you can choose a suitable receipt to apply.
It seems like there are countless benefits of cassia powder. It’s not just been a delicious spice, it also has various kinds of use.