Certain types of trees are used to make cinnamon, a spice. It is used in baking and cooking, and added to many different foods.

It is true that cinnamon has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant qualities, but not enough research has been done on humans to support these claims.

Some research suggests that diabetics may benefit from cinnamon. An examination of eighteen studies revealed that cinnamon may have a hypoglycemic effect.

Consult your doctor before beginning to take supplements containing cinnamon if you take any medications on a regular basis.