Honey and Cinnamon: A Powerful Cure or a Big, Fat Lie?

Honey and cinnamon are two natural ingredients with multiple health benefits.

Some people claim that when these two ingredients are combined, they can cure almost any disease.

While there is some evidence that each has some medicinal uses, some claims about the mixture of honey and cinnamon seem too good to be true.

This article reviews the benefits of honey and cinnamon, separating fact from fiction.

Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Ingredients for Better Health

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Honey is a sweet liquid produced by bees. It has been used for centuries as both a food and a medicine.

Today it is most commonly used in cooking and baking, or as a sweetener in beverages.

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree.

People harvest and dry its bark, which curls into what are commonly known as cinnamon sticks. You can purchase cinnamon as whole sticks, ground into a powder or as an extract.

Both honey and cinnamon have multiple health benefits on their own. However, some people assume that combining the two is even more beneficial.

In 1995, a Canadian tabloid published an article that provided a long list of ailments that could be cured by a mixture of honey and cinnamon.

Since then, bold claims about the honey and cinnamon combo have multiplied.

These two ingredients do have plenty of health applications, but not all the claims about the combination are backed by science.

Bottom Line: Honey and cinnamon are ingredients that can be used as both food and medicine. However, not all of the claims about honey and cinnamon are supported by research.

Science-Backed Benefits of Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a popular spice in cooking and baking that can also be taken as a supplement.

There are two major types:

  • Cassia cinnamon: This variety, also known as Chinese cinnamon, is the most popular type in supermarkets. It is less expensive, but of lower quality than Ceylon cinnamon.
  • Ceylon cinnamon: This type is also known as “true cinnamon.” It is much harder to find than Cassia cinnamon and it has a slightly sweeter flavor.

Cinnamon’s health benefits are linked to active compounds in its essential oil.

The most well-studied cinnamon compound is cinnamaldehyde. This is also what gives cinnamon its spicy flavor and aroma (1).

Here are some of cinnamon’s most impressive benefits:

  • May reduce inflammation: Long-term inflammation increases the risk of chronic disease. Studies show cinnamon may help reduce inflammation (2, 3).
  • May help treat neurodegenerative diseases: A few test-tube studies suggest that cinnamon might help slow the progression of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. These results need to be confirmed in human studies (4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
  • May help protect against cancer: A few animal and test-tube studies found that cinnamon helps prevent the growth and reproduction of cancer cells. However, these results need to be confirmed with human studies (9, 10).

Some have also suggested that cinnamon may be a natural treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and food poisoning.

However, there is not sufficient evidence to support these claims.

Bottom Line: Cinnamon is one of the healthiest spices in the world. Both types of cinnamon have health benefits, but Ceylon cinnamon is the better choice if you are going to consume it on a regular basis.

Science-Backed Benefits of Honey

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In addition to being a healthier alternative to table sugar, honey has several medicinal uses.

However, it’s important to note that not all types are equal.

Most of the benefits of honey are associated with active compounds that are most concentrated in high-quality, unfiltered honey.

Here are some of honey’s health benefits that have been supported by science:

  • May be an effective cough suppressant: One study found that honey was more effective at suppressing nighttime coughs than dextromethorphan, the active ingredient in most cough syrups. Yet more research is needed (11).
  • A powerful treatment for wounds and burns: A review of six studies found that applying honey to the skin is a powerful treatment for wounds (12, 13).

Honey is also thought to be a sleep aid, a memory booster, a natural aphrodisiac, a treatment for yeast infections and a natural way to reduce plaque on your teeth, but these claims aren’t supported by science.

Bottom Line: Honey has several health benefits connected to its antioxidant capacity and antibacterial properties.

Both Honey and Cinnamon May Benefit Certain Health Conditions

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The theory is that if both honey and cinnamon can help on their own, then combining the two can have an even stronger effect.

What is known is that there are several similarities between the health benefits of honey and cinnamon. Both are beneficial in the following areas:

Honey and Cinnamon May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease

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A mixture of honey and cinnamon has the potential to lower your risk of heart disease.

That’s because it may help reverse several health signs that significantly raise that risk.

These include elevated levels of “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.

High blood pressure and low levels of “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are additional factors that can increase your risk of the disease.

Interestingly, honey and cinnamon may positively affect all of these.

Studies have shown that consuming honey lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol by 6–11% and lowers triglyceride levels by as much as 11%. Honey may also increase “good” HDL cholesterol by about 2% (14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

A meta-analysis found that a daily dose of cinnamon lowered total cholesterol by an average of 16 mg/dl, LDL “bad” cholesterol by 9 mg/dl and triglycerides by 30 mg/dl. There was also a slight increase in “good” HDL cholesterol levels (19).

While they have not been studied together, cinnamon and honey have individually been shown to cause modest decreases in blood pressure. However, this research was in animals (2, 20, 21, 22).

Additionally, both foods are rich in antioxidants, which have multiple benefits for the heart. Polyphenol antioxidants improve blood flow to the heart and prevent blood clots, lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke (20).

Honey and cinnamon might also help prevent heart disease because they both reduce inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a major factor in the development of heart disease (2, 23, 24).

The Honey and Cinnamon Combo Is Useful for Healing Wounds

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Both honey and cinnamon have well-documented healing properties that could be useful for treating skin infections when the mixture is applied to the skin.

Honey and cinnamon both have the ability to fight bacteria and decrease inflammation. These are two factors that are very important when it comes to healing the skin (12).

Applied to the skin, honey has been used successfully to treat burns. It can also treat diabetic foot ulcers, which are a very serious complication of diabetes (12, 25).

Cinnamon may provide some additional benefit for healing wounds, due to its strong antibacterial properties.

Diabetic foot ulcers have a high risk of becoming infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A test-tube study found that cinnamon oil helps protect against antibiotic-resistant bacteria (26, 27).

However, this study used cinnamon oil, which is much more concentrated than the powdered cinnamon you can find at the grocery store. There is no evidence that powdered cinnamon would have the same effect.

Honey and Cinnamon May Be Good for Diabetics

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It is well documented that consuming cinnamon on a regular basis is good for diabetics. It may also help prevent diabetes (28, 29, 30).

Numerous studies have shown that cinnamon decreases fasting blood sugar levels in diabetics (28, 29, 31, 32, 33).

One of the ways cinnamon lowers blood sugar is by increasing insulin sensitivity. Cinnamon makes the cells more sensitive to the hormone insulin and helps sugar move from the blood into the cells (30).

Honey also has some potential benefits for diabetics. Studies have shown that honey has less impact on blood sugar levels than sugar (34).

Additionally, honey may lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in diabetics, while raising “good” HDL cholesterol levels (14, 16).

Honey and cinnamon may be relatively healthier than table sugar for sweetening your tea. However, honey is still high in carbs, so diabetics should use it in moderation.

Honey and Cinnamon Are Packed With Antioxidants

Both honey and cinnamon are excellent sources of antioxidants, which have multiple benefits for your health (35, 36, 37).

Antioxidants are substances that protect you from unstable molecules called free radicals, which can damage your cells.

Honey is rich in phenol antioxidants, which have been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease (38).

Cinnamon is also an antioxidant powerhouse. When compared to other spices, cinnamon ranks at the very top for antioxidant content (1, 39, 40).

Consuming honey and cinnamon together can give you a powerful dose of antioxidants.

Bottom Line: There are some health conditions that the combo of honey and cinnamon may help. The combo might improve your heart health, treat wounds and may be useful for diabetics.

Unproven Claims About Honey and Cinnamon

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The concept of combining two powerful ingredients to create an even more powerful remedy makes sense.

However, there are no direct studies showing that the combination of honey and cinnamon creates a miracle substance that cures multiple ailments.

Additionally, many of the proposed uses for honey and cinnamon have not been backed by science.

Here are some of the popular but unproven claims about honey and cinnamon:

  • They can fight allergy symptoms: Some studies have been done on honey’s ability to reduce allergy symptoms, but the evidence is weak (41, 42).
  • Honey and cinnamon can cure the common cold: Honey and cinnamon have strong antibacterial properties, but most colds are caused by viruses.
  • Honey and cinnamon can treat acne: While the antibacterial properties of both ingredients can be beneficial for acne-prone skin, studies have not explored the mixture’s effectiveness for treating acne.
  • They are a natural weight loss tool: A few studies suggest that replacing sugar with honey contributes to less weight gain, but there is no evidence that honey and cinnamon will help you lose weight (43, 44).
  • Rubbing the mixture on your joints can relieve arthritis pain: Honey and cinnamon do reduce inflammation, but there is no proof that applying these foods to your skin can reduce inflammation in the joints.
  • Honey and cinnamon can calm digestive issues: There are claims that honey can coat your stomach and both ingredients will fight bacterial infections in the gut. However, this isn’t backed by research.

Bottom Line: Honey and cinnamon are both beneficial for your health, but there is no evidence that combining them will multiply their effects.

How to Use Honey and Cinnamon to Improve Your Health

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The best way to use honey in your diet is as a replacement for sugar.

Make sure you purchase unfiltered honey, since most of the highly processed honey on supermarket shelves doesn’t have any health benefits.

Use honey with caution though, since it is still high in sugar — just “less bad” than regular sugar.

You should also be aware that cinnamon contains a compound called coumarin, which can be toxic in large doses. Coumarin content is much higher in Cassia cinnamon than in Ceylon cinnamon (45, 46).

It is best to purchase Ceylon cinnamon, but if you are going to consume the Cassia variety, limit your daily intake to 1/2 teaspoon (0.5–2 grams). You can safely consume up to 1 teaspoon (about 5 grams) of Ceylon cinnamon per day (45).

To use honey and cinnamon to treat a skin infection, mix honey with a small amount of cinnamon oil and apply it directly to the infected skin.

Bottom Line: Honey and cinnamon can be eaten or applied to the skin. Purchase high-quality unfiltered honey and Ceylon cinnamon if you want to get the most benefits.

Take Home Message

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Honey and cinnamon both have multiple health benefits individually, many of which are backed by science.

Both of these ingredients are especially useful for improving your heart health and healing infections.

However, there is no scientific evidence to show that combining honey and cinnamon creates a miracle cure.

Source: healthline.com

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How Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease characterized by abnormally high blood sugar.

If poorly controlled, it can lead to complications like heart disease, kidney disease and nerve damage (1).

Treatment often includes medications and insulin injections, but many people are also interested in foods that can help lower blood sugar.

One such example is cinnamon, a commonly used spice that’s added to sweet and savory dishes around the world.It provides many health benefits, including the ability to lower blood sugar and help manage diabetes.

This article tells you everything you need to know about cinnamon and its effects on blood sugar control and diabetes.

What Is Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is an aromatic spice derived from the bark of several species of Cinnamomum trees.

While you may associate cinnamon with rolls or breakfast cereals, it has actually been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine and food preservation.

To obtain cinnamon, the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees must be removed.

The bark then undergoes a drying process that causes it to curl up and yield cinnamon sticks, or quills, which can be further processed into powdered cinnamon.

Several different varieties of cinnamon are sold in the US, and they are typically categorized by two different types:

  • Ceylon: Also called “true cinnamon,” it’s the most expensive type.
  • Cassia: Less expensive and found in most food products containing cinnamon.

While both types are sold as cinnamon, there are important differences between the two, which will be discussed later in this article.

Summary: Cinnamon is made from the dried bark of Cinnamomum trees and is generally categorized into two varieties.

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It Contains Antioxidants That Provide Many Health Benefits

A quick glance at cinnamon’s nutrition facts may not lead you to believe that it’s a superfood (2).

But while it doesn’t contain a lot of vitamins or minerals, it does contain large amounts of antioxidants, which give it its health benefits.

In fact, one group of scientists compared the antioxidant content of 26 different herbs and spices and concluded that cinnamon had the second highest amount of antioxidants among them (after cloves) (3).

Antioxidants are important because they help the body reduce oxidative stress, a type of damage to cells, which is caused by free radicals.One study showed that consuming 500 mg of cinnamon extract daily for 12 weeks decreased a marker of oxidative stress by 14% in adults with prediabetes (4).

This is significant, since oxidative stress has been implicated in the development of nearly every chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes (5).

Summary: Cinnamon does not contain many vitamins or minerals, but it is loaded with antioxidants that decrease oxidative stress. This may potentially protect against diabetes.

It Can Imitate Insulin and Increase Insulin Sensitivity

In those with diabetes, either the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or cells do not respond to insulin properly, leading to high blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon may help lower blood sugar and fight diabetes by imitating the effects of insulin and increasing glucose transport into cells (6).

It can also help lower blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity, making insulin more efficient at moving glucose into cells.

One study of seven men showed taking cinnamon increased insulin sensitivity immediately after consumption, with the effect lasting at least 12 hours (7).

In another study, eight men also demonstrated increases in insulin sensitivity following two weeks of supplementing with cinnamon (8).

Summary: Cinnamon can lower blood sugar by acting like insulin and increasing insulin’s ability to move blood sugar into cells.

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It Lowers Fasting Blood Sugar and May Decrease Hemoglobin A1c

Several controlled studies have demonstrated that cinnamon is excellent at reducing fasting blood sugar.

One review of 543 people with type 2 diabetes found taking it was associated with an average decrease of over 24 mg/dL (1.33 mmol/L) (9).

While these study results are pretty clear, studies investigating its effects on hemoglobin A1c, a measure of long-term blood sugar control, have yielded conflicting results.

Some studies report significant decreases in hemoglobin A1c, while others report no effect (9, 10, 11, 12).

The conflicting results may be partially explained by differences in the amount of cinnamon given and prior blood sugar control of participants (9, 13).

Summary: Cinnamon shows promise in lowering blood sugar. However, its effects on hemoglobin A1c are less clear.

It Lowers Blood Sugars After Meals

Depending on the size of the meal and how many carbs it contains, blood sugar levels can rise pretty dramatically after you eat.

These blood sugar fluctuations can increase levels of oxidative stress and inflammation, which tend to do a lot of damage to your body’s cells and put you at risk of chronic disease (14, 15).

Cinnamon can help keep these blood sugar spikes after meals in check. Some researchers say it does this by slowing down the rate at which food empties out of your stomach.

One study found that consuming 1.2 teaspoons (6 grams) of cinnamon with a serving of rice pudding led to slower stomach emptying and lower blood sugar elevations then eating rice pudding without it (16).

Other studies suggest that it may lower blood sugar following meals by blocking digestive enzymes that break down carbs in the small intestine (17, 18).

Summary: Cinnamon can lower blood sugar following meals, possibly by slowing stomach emptying and blocking digestive enzymes.

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It May Lower the Risk of Common Diabetes Complications

This spice does more than lower fasting blood sugar and decrease blood sugar spikes following meals.

It may also lower the risk of common diabetes complications.

People with diabetes have twice the risk of heart disease as people without it. Cinnamon may help lower this risk by improving established risk factors for heart disease (19).

A review of controlled studies in people with type 2 diabetes found that taking cinnamon was associated with an average decrease in “bad” LDL cholesterol of 9.4 mg/dL (0.24 mmol/L) and a decrease in triglycerides of 29.6 mg/dL (0.33 mmol/L) (9).

It also reported an average 1.7 mg/dL (0.044 mmol/L) increase in “good” HDL cholesterol (9).

Furthermore, another study found that supplementing with two grams of cinnamon for 12 weeks significantly lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure (11).

Interestingly, diabetes has also been increasingly implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, with many people now referring to Alzheimer’s disease as “type 3 diabetes” (20).

Studies suggest that cinnamon extract may decrease the ability of two proteins — beta-amyloid and tau — to form plaques and tangles, which are routinely linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (21, 22).

However, this research has only been completed in test tubes and animals. Further studies in humans are needed to confirm these findings.

Summary: Cinnamon may help lower the risk of diseases related to diabetes, such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Ceylon vs Cassia: Which Is Better?

Cinnamon is typically grouped into two different types — Ceylon and Cassia.

Cassia cinnamon can be derived from a few different species of Cinnamomum trees. It’s generally inexpensive and is found in most food products and the spice aisle of your grocery store.

Ceylon cinnamon, on the other hand, is specifically derived from the Cinnamomum verum tree. It’s typically more expensive and is less common than Cassia, but studies have shown that Ceylon cinnamon contains more antioxidants (3).

Because it contains more antioxidants, it’s possible that Ceylon cinnamon may provide more health benefits.

Nevertheless, although several animal and test-tube studies have highlighted the benefits of Ceylon cinnamon, most studies demonstrating health benefits in humans have used the Cassia variety (23).

Summary: Both varieties of cinnamon likely lower blood sugar and fight diabetes, but studies in humans are still needed to confirm that Ceylon provides more benefits than Cassia.

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Some Should Be Cautious With Cinnamon

Cassia cinnamon is not only lower in antioxidants, it’s also high in a potentially harmful substance called coumarin, an organic substance found in many plants.

Several studies in rats have shown coumarin can be toxic to the liver, leading to concern that it can cause liver damage in humans as well (24).

Accordingly, the European Food Safety Authority has set the tolerable daily intake for coumarin at 0.045 mg per pound (0.1 mg/kg).

Using average coumarin levels for Cassia cinnamon, this would be equivalent to about a half teaspoon (2.5 grams) of Cassia cinnamon per day for a 165-pound (75-kg) individual.

As you can see, Cassia cinnamon is particularly high in coumarin, and you can easily consume more than the upper limit by taking Cassia cinnamon supplements or even eating large amounts of it in foods.

However, Ceylon cinnamon contains much lower amounts of coumarin, and it would be difficult to consume more than the recommended amount of coumarin with this type (25).

Additionally, people with diabetes who take medications or insulin should be careful when adding cinnamon to their daily routine.

The addition of cinnamon on top of your current treatment may put you at risk of low blood sugar, which is known as hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia is a potentially life-threatening condition, and it is recommended to talk to your doctor about incorporating cinnamon into your diabetes management.

Lastly, children, pregnant women and others with extensive medical histories should speak with their doctors to see if the benefits of cinnamon outweigh the risks.

Summary: Cassia cinnamon is high in coumarin, which may cause liver damage. Also, people with diabetes should consider the risk of hypoglycemia when consuming large amounts of cinnamon.

How Much Should You Take?

Cinnamon’s benefits for lowering blood sugar have been well-studied.

Yet despite this, no consensus has been reached regarding how much you should consume to reap the benefits while avoiding potential risks.

Studies have typically used 1–6 grams per day, either as a supplement or powder added to foods.

One study reported that the blood sugar of people taking either 1, 3 or 6 grams daily all decreased by the same amount (26).

Given that people on the smallest dose saw the same benefit as those on the largest dose, there may be no need to take large doses.

Additionally, a number of studies have shown that the coumarin content of Cassia cinnamon can vary. Therefore, it would be wise not to exceed 0.5–1 grams of it per day to avoid surpassing the tolerable daily intake of coumarin.

Much less caution can be taken with Ceylon cinnamon. Consuming up to 1.2 teaspoons (6 grams) daily should be safe as far as coumarin content is concerned.

Summary: Limit Cassia cinnamon to 0.5–1 gram per day. Ceylon cinnamon can be consumed in higher amounts, even though it may not be necessary.

The Bottom Line

Many studies have shown that cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar and help manage common diabetes complications, among other health benefits.

If you want to take cinnamon supplements or add it to your meals to help lower your blood sugar, it would be wise to use Ceylon instead of Cassia.

It may be more expensive, but Ceylon cinnamon contains more antioxidants and lower amounts of coumarin, which can potentially cause liver damage.

It’s probably best not to exceed 0.5–1 grams of Cassia daily, but taking up to 1.2 teaspoons (6 grams) daily of Ceylon cinnamon should be safe.

Source: healthline.com

New Pure Cinnamon Products from Sundara Botanical

Sundara Botanical are proud to announce its first steps towards commercialisation of its products. A new shopping cart has been added to the Pure Cinnamon Website with a range of excellent products. For your information we provide a list of the products here, a short description and the pricing for these products.

Purchase in Australia will not be available tentatively in ONE MONTH. Please feel free to pre-order, but remember product will not be available for at least one month.

Here are the products:


Ceylon Cinnamon Quills 60g

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Pure Cinnamon direct from Sri Lanka. No Cassia. Raw Cinnamon bark straight from the Ceylon Cinnamon trees ‘Cinnamomum Verum’. Packs sold individually.

$7.95


Cinnamon Capsules 350g

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Processed in New Zealand. Highest efficacy and oil content, due to cold climate processing. Contains 90 capsules. Ceylon Cinnamon only – No Cassia. ‘Cinnamomom Verum’.

$19.95


Cinnamon Bark Oil Spray – 20ml

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Processed in a cool climate (NZ) ensuring a high efficacy and purity. 20ml bottles (spray).

$20


Cinnamon Powder 50g

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Ground and processed from Pure Ceylon Cinnamon bark in New Zealand using cold climate processing to ensure higher oil content and efficacy. Promotes sugar metabolism, heart and circulation.

$6.95


Spicy Cinnamon Home Perfume 50ml

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Extract of Cinnamomom Verum. 50ml spray bottle ready to use. Fresh and vibrant. Real Ceylon Cinnamon Extract.

$39.95


Bio Activated Turmeric Capsules 350g

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Bioactivated Turmeric. High strength. Bio-Available certified Organic Turmeric with MCT from Coconut Oil and Black Pepper. Each capsule contains the equivalent of 4000mg of Turmeric. Manufactured under the code of GMP. 60 Vege Caps per container.

$24.95


Fermented Turmeric Drink 300ml

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Concentrated and Bio-Available with Cinnamon, Ginger and Black Pepper. Manufactured in Australia under the code of GMP. Each bottle contains 300ml

$14.95


Sundara Botanical has just completed the Auckland Food Show. Attendances were again massive, with people sampling a variety of exotic and familiar food types, enjoying a wide panel of cooking and food industry experts, chefs and Providores.

Keep your eyes open for a very special addition to our cinnamon range of products – a whiskey from New Zealand made with Manuka Honey and Cinnamon.

New Pure Cinnamon Products from Sundara Botanical

Sundara Botanical are proud to announce its first steps towards commercialisation of its products. A new shopping cart has been added to the Pure Cinnamon Website with a range of excellent products. For your information we provide a list of the products here, a short description and the pricing for these products.

Purchase in Australia will not be available tentatively in ONE MONTH. Please feel free to pre-order, but remember product will not be available for at least one month.

Here are the products:


Ceylon Cinnamon Quills 60g

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Pure Cinnamon direct from Sri Lanka. No Cassia. Raw Cinnamon bark straight from the Ceylon Cinnamon trees ‘Cinnamomum Verum’. Packs sold individually.

$7.95


Cinnamon Capsules 350g

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Processed in New Zealand. Highest efficacy and oil content, due to cold climate processing. Contains 90 capsules. Ceylon Cinnamon only – No Cassia. ‘Cinnamomom Verum’.

$19.95


Cinnamon Bark Oil Spray – 20ml

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Processed in a cool climate (NZ) ensuring a high efficacy and purity. 20ml bottles (spray).

$20


Cinnamon Powder 50g

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Ground and processed from Pure Ceylon Cinnamon bark in New Zealand using cold climate processing to ensure higher oil content and efficacy. Promotes sugar metabolism, heart and circulation.

$6.95


Spicy Cinnamon Home Perfume 50ml

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Extract of Cinnamomom Verum. 50ml spray bottle ready to use. Fresh and vibrant. Real Ceylon Cinnamon Extract.

$39.95


Bio Activated Turmeric Capsules 350g

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Bioactivated Turmeric. High strength. Bio-Available certified Organic Turmeric with MCT from Coconut Oil and Black Pepper. Each capsule contains the equivalent of 4000mg of Turmeric. Manufactured under the code of GMP. 60 Vege Caps per container.

$24.95


Fermented Turmeric Drink 300ml

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Concentrated and Bio-Available with Cinnamon, Ginger and Black Pepper. Manufactured in Australia under the code of GMP. Each bottle contains 300ml

$14.95


Sundara Botanical has just completed the Auckland Food Show. Attendances were again massive, with people sampling a variety of exotic and familiar food types, enjoying a wide panel of cooking and food industry experts, chefs and Providores.

Keep your eyes open for a very special addition to our cinnamon range of products – a whiskey from New Zealand made with Manuka Honey and Cinnamon.