Cinnamon has the ability to regulate blood sugar, fights fungal infections, relieves bloating and it is a strong antioxidant. Two new studies suggest that cinnamon and cloves boost insulin function while lowering cholesterol.
One study reinforced previous research indicating that as little as a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon extract, taken two times a day, can stimulate insulin-like activity while lowering triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose levels by 10 percent to 30 percent.
And this new research found that the same amount of cinnamon may also alleviate inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
The second study revealed that a few grams of cloves per day delivers a similar therapeutic effect. Either spice might help both pre-diabetic and diabetic patients alike, researchers contended. The clove study involved 36 men and women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Three groups of patients consumed either one, two or three grams of cloves for 30 days in capsule form, while a fourth consumed none of the spice.
At the end of the study, regardless of the amount of cloves consumed, all those who ingested cloves showed a drop in glucose, triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels. Blood levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol were not affected among the clove eaters. Those who did not ingest cloves experienced no changes.
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 30 g cloves
- 5l water
Combine all the ingredients together and keep the liquid in your fridge for 4-5 days.
Take a deciliter of the remedy in the morning before you eat or drink anything. Strain before you drink it.
Prepare the second dose when you have only 4 deciliters left. Make a 15-day break after your third dose and if necessary repeat the treatment.