Cinnamomum verum / Cinnamon: Herbal Cure for Fungal Respiratory Infection
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Cinnamomum verum / Cinnamon (also known as Ceylon Cinnamon) can be a valuable supportive therapy for the treatment of various lung diseases and respiratory system problems, but it’s also an important herbal remedy for gynecological problems and digestive issues. Some of the diseases and disorders that can be treated using cinnamon include:
- Pneumonia (if it is caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa)
- Adenovirus infection
- Staphylococcus aureus infection
- Fungal infections in the respiratory tract/lungs
- Sinus infections
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic cough
- Colds and flu
- Menstrual Irregularity
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Digestive issues
Cinnamomum verum has the following medicinal effects on the body:
Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory agent with antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in the treatment of different chronic lung diseases or respiratory problems, especially those that co-occur with women’s issues or gastrointestinal upsets. It also has antitumor properties.
Some studies have indicated that therapeutic cinnamon use may be contraindicated in people who are taking statin medications, pioglitazone (an anti-diabetic medication), and some substrate drugs. Otherwise, there are little to no side effects with using cinnamon therapeutically. Some people have reported mild gastrointestinal upsets or allergic reactions in response to taking cinnamon, but this is rather rare.
Cinnamon can be added to foods and drinks or taken in supplement form. Never inhale or take cinnamon essential oil or powder orally! One common preparation of cinnamon is in a milk tea with turmeric powder in the form of golden milk. The fat in the milk (cow’s milk, vegan milk, or goat’s milk are all fine) helps the body absorb and use the nutrients in the cinnamon and turmeric more effectively.
Other Important Links:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2021). Cinnamon. Retrieved April 21, 2022 from: https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/cinnamon
Saline Therapy (2015). Health Benefits of Cinnamon in Respiratory Diseases. Retrieved April 21, 2022 from: https://www.salinetherapy.com/health-benefits-cinnamon-respiratory-diseases/