Is cinnamon bark good for diabetes?

The medicinal properties of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum -common name true cinnamon) have been scientifically studied, and preliminary results suggest it has antidiabetic properties (Ranasinghe et al., 2012). Other studies indicate that cinnamon can reduce cholesterol,...

What are Sichuan peppercorns?

Sichuan peppercorn is one of the spices in the five-spice powder popular in Chinese cuisine. It comes from the outer peel of berry fruit and is locally known as “hu jiao.” The earliest references to Sichuan pepper, also called Schezuan pepper, are seen in the Classic...

Medicinal uses of cardamom spice

There are two varieties of cardamom. Large or big cardamom and a small pod variety—green cardamom. Big cardamom is called black cardamom, Bengal cardamom, or Siamese cardamom and belongs to the Amomum genus. The smaller variety is from the Elettaria genus. Both Amomum...
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