The article discusses the benefits and risks of cinnamon, highlighting its two main types: Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon. Recent research suggests various health advantages of cinnamon, including its aid in diabetes, weight loss, and cardiac issues. The active component, cinnamaldehyde, is credited for its therapeutic properties. Cinnamon is said to mimic insulin, improve insulin sensitivity and aid in diabetes management. However, excessive consumption, especially of Cassia cinnamon, which has higher coumarin content, can lead to toxicity, causing liver problems and other health issues. The article emphasises moderation, proper consultation with healthcare professionals, and the importance of staying within recommended daily intake limits for cinnamon. A cautionary example is shared, highlighting the risks of self-medicating with cinnamon without professional guidance.

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