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CINNAMON

We all know that use of cinnamon has many health benefits but majority of us are unaware of side effects of over usage of cinnamon.

Cinnamon is the inner bark of a plant used as spice It has two main types.

Ceylon or true cinnamon and, Cassia cinnamon or regular and commonly used type

Harmful effects of cinnamon is due to its compound coumarin. Cassia cinnamon has high amount of this compound where as Ceylon cinnamon has 63 times lesser amount.

Cinnamon is the spice known to be loaded with health benefits Cinnamon contain a compound called cinnamaldehyde and its distinct flavor and smell is due to this compound. The health benefits of cinnamon are also associated with this compound. Some of the health benefits are, loaded with Antioxidants. Has anti-inflammatory properties. Reduce risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides. It can lower blood sugar level. Helps fight tooth decay and bad breath.

Side effects of cinnamon are, an over usage of cinnamon can cause some harmful side effects which are, it can damage liver. Too much eating can cause mouth sores. It lowers blood sugar but too much of it can make blood sugar to fall too low.

CLOVE

An overview of Clove.

Cloves are the spice used to give warm and distinct flavor to your meal. They are flower buds of an evergreen tree. Found in the form of oil and dried flower bud.

Nutrients of cloves are, Carbs, Fiber, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin K,

Health Benefits of clove. Clove oil can help as Mosquito repellant. Fiber present in clove can help reducing constipation and improve your gut health. It contains eugenol which helps fight toothache. Manganese in clove help in bone health. Antibacterial properties of clove help improve your oral health. Can act as antioxidant, as vitamin C in it help reduce oxidative stress. Vitamin K present in it is plays an important role in blood clotting. Beneficial for liver. Using clove oil as a lotion may help in arthritis as it combats with inflammation.

Harmful effects of clove. An over usage of clove oil in mouth can damage gums and mucous membranes. In children it can cause seizures and fluid imbalances. There is not enough reliable information, but stay safe by avoiding its usage when you are pregnant and breast feeding.

The bottom line is that clove has its potential benefits but an over usage can cause problems. Which means moderation is the key while using clove.

CUMIN SEED

In Asia Cumin is used as a spice and its flavor is considered to be spicy and nutty Traditionally cumin has been used as medicine for the treatment of food born infections.

Other than promoting digestion cumin has many other health benefits.

Helps in digestion—-Release of bile is increased with cumin which in return helps the process of digestion Cumin cure indigestion and reduces irritable bowel syndrome. Iron source—-Cumin seeds are naturally iron dense food. One teaspoon of cumin can provide 20% of iron of our daily need.

Antioxidant—-Cumin stabilize free radicals by giving an electron to these lonely radicals.

Traditional medicine—-Traditionally cumin are used as medicine to fight against inflammation, weight loss, fat reduction, and lowering blood sugar. These medicinal effects of cumin are proved in some clinical studies But some studies do not agree to these effects.

MINT

Nutrients Rich. Calories: 6. Fiber: 1 gram. Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI. Iron: 9% of the RDI. Manganese: 8% of the RDI. Folate: 4% of the RDI.

May Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

May Help Relieve Indigestion.

Could Improve Brain Function.

May Decrease Breastfeeding Pain.

Subjectively Improves Cold Symptoms.

May Mask Bad Breath.

Easy to Add to Your Diet.

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