More Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea

Once you experience the health benefits of cinnamon tea for yourself, you'll be sure to keep some cinnamon tea (or cinnamon sticks to make your own) on hand. 

Since ancient times, we've turned to spices not only to flavor our food, but also to benefit our bodies and minds. From settling a troubled tummy or easing achy joints, to soothing cramps or lifting our spirits, these natural helpers can aid in bringing relief for all sorts of common, everyday ailments. 

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A most beloved spice, cinnamon is well-known not only for its spicy flavor, but also for its irresistible aroma. Steep some cinnamon tea whenever you're in need of some comfort, for a rejuvenating afternoon brew, or as a satisfying after-dinner treat. 

Here are more of the health benefits of cinnamon tea to enjoy once you've steeped a cup of this warming herbal tea (if you missed our first page about the health benefits of cinnamon tea, you'll find it here). 

  • Calm the digestive system with cinnamon tea. If your stomach is feeling upset, sipping some alleviative cinnamon tea may help. Not only can cinnamon soothe and settle the stomach and intestines, but it may help to reduce gas and relieve flatulence, too. This herbal tisane can promote colon function, and may also ease nausea, diarrhea, or constipation.

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  • Encourage improved insulin sensitivity with this tasty herbal tea. Cinnamon is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that can have a helpful effect on insulin sensitivity. Studies have found that regular consumption of cinnamon may help to reduce insulin spikes and improve insulin response. Balanced insulin activity enhances the way glucose from the blood is absorbed and used, and can also discourage fat storage. 

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  • Research indicates that consuming cinnamon (as little as 1/3 teaspoon daily) may have a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels. Stabilized blood sugar leaves us feeling more satiated and balanced, with fewer cravings, and so may support us in reaching or maintaining a healthy weight

Tea for relief from aches and pain 

Ginger tea is another herbal tisane well known for its soothing, pain-relieving properties. Learn more here about beneficial ginger tea. 

  • Ease aches and pains with soothing cinnamon tea. If you're battling menstrual cramps or feeling headachy, drinking some cinnamon tea may bring comforting relief. Cinnamon tea's pain-relieving benefits, along with its anti-inflammatory properties, mean that this tea may help to alleviate joint swelling and aches that often accompany arthritis and rheumatism. 
  • And, if your muscles are feeling the effects of a workout, gardening, playing with the grandkids, or any other activity, treating yourself to a cup of cinnamon tea may help. Research shows that cinnamon may reduce muscle pain and soreness after exercise.
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  • Feeling mentally lethargic or fatigued? Drink some cinnamon tea to enhance cognitive function. If that mid-afternoon slump has hit or you have an important meeting or event that requires you to be at your best, get a boost of mental (and physical) energy from cinnamon tea. Even just smelling cinnamon can boost brain activity and improve memory, concentration, and performance in a variety of cognitive tasks. 
  • Cinnamon tea can boost mood, too. If you're feeling blue or out of sorts, steep a cup of this comfort tea and breathe in its sweet, earthy aroma to work wonders for balancing and improving mood. Sip away for added benefits.

If you feel a cold or flu coming on or you have a chill, try combining cinnamon and fresh ginger for a nurturing, helping tea. 

  • Add some cinnamon tea to the menu to enhance romance. Planning a romantic evening? Why not add a cinnamon stick to a favorite dessert tea or serve a spicy tea blend that includes cinnamon in the mix? Cinnamon is known as an aphrodisiac, and studies indicate that men are very drawn to the aroma of cinnamon, which can put them in a romantic mood. Plus, cinnamon tea beautifully complements pastries, fruit desserts, and many other sweets.

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The spicy, soothing flavor and fragrant aroma of cinnamon tea are enough to make this herbal brew a beloved favorite - and the many health benefits of cinnamon tea make it an even lovelier choice. Whether you're looking to calm an upset stomach, need a boost of mental vitality, or long for some warming up when you're feeling chilled, you'll be amazed at how much support you'll find in a cup of homemade cinnamon tea

Are you already a cinnamon tea lover? We'd love to hear your story about cinnamon tea. Click here to share your experience with our other readers. 

More Health Benefits of Cinnamon Tea - and Other Herbal Teas

Cinnamon tea isn't the only healthful herbal tisane available to us... Get to know more beneficial herbal teas here. Delicious, good for us, safe, accessible, and affordable - what's not to love about herbal teas? 

If you're wondering if cinnamon tea is a good choice for you, have a chat with your natural healthcare practitioner about beneficial teas and herbal tisanes. You can also drop by our Cinnamon Side Effects page for some safe-use tips and to learn more about some cinnamon tea precautions. 

Now, brew up a big pot of cinnamon tea, savor that first whiff, delight in the first relaxing sip - and enjoy, knowing you're providing your body and mind with the many health benefits of cinnamon tea. Even on a chilly winter's night, this tea's intoxicating aroma will make you and your home feel warmer. 

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