The San Diego Herb Guild serves professional herbalists and herb enthusiasts in the San Diego area. We aim to learn from each other, in the historic tradition of guilds, which serve to apprentice new learners with more experienced practitioners. To achieve this goal we work to coordinate meetings, marketplaces, and community outreach.
Cinnamon Species and their Pharmacological Activities
The genus cinnamon (Cinnamomumspp.) comprises about 250 species worldwide. The bark of many species is used as a cooking spice, in perfumes and fragrances, as a food preservative, and in traditional and modern medicines. True cinnamon (C. verumsyn.C. zeylanicum) and cassia cinnamon (C. aromaticumsyn.C. cassia) are most used as a spice. From studies published from 1982 to 2013, some results include the following:
Antioxidant effects Anti-inflammatory actions Antidiabetic effects Anticancer activity Cholesterol- and lipid-lowering effects Inhibiting formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) ...and more. Read the full article here.