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Cinnamon Powder for Horses

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Cinnamon Powder for Horses

Cinnamon Powder (Cinnamon Verum)

As medicine Cinnamon acts like other volatile oils and once had a reputation as a cure for colds.

Historically Cinnamon has also been used to treat diarrhoea and other problems of the digestive system, and circulatory complaints.  Cinnamon is being used in herbal medicine to aid with fungal infections, diabetes, weight loss, yeast infection, and uterine hemmorrhaging

The essential oil of cinnamon also has antimicrobial properties, which can aid in the preservation of certain foods.

Cinnamon has been reported to have remarkable pharmacological effects in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance. Recent advancement in phytochemistry has shown that it is a cinnamtannin B1 isolated from C. zeylanicum which is of therapeutic effect on Type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon has traditionally been used to treat toothache and fight bad breath and its regular use is believed to stave off common cold and aid digestion.  It is reported that regularly drinking of tea made from cinnamon could be beneficial to oxidative stress related illness in humans and animal, as cinnamon, contains significant antioxidant potential.

Nutrients in Cinnamon:

Calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, Vitamins, A, B1, B2, B3 & C

What are the benefit if Cinnamon for horses?

Cinnamon is believe to assist horses with Insulin Resistance (IR).  IR is the bodies inability to remove blood sugars (Glucose) from circulation.  IR Can lead to the development of other related diseases like laminitis and equine Cushing's  Disease.  Used in connection with a low sugar, low starch diet and exercise, Cinnamon may assist horses with IR.

It is reported that horses are being fed 15g of Cinnamon per day to assist combat Laminitis.

Cinnamon Phytochemicals:

Alpha-pinene, Benzaldehyde, beta-carotene, beta-pinene, borneol, camphor, caryophyllene, cinnamaldehyde, courmarin, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, farneson, gerianiol, limonene, linalool, mannitol, mucilage, 1,8-cineole, phellandrene, tannin, terinolene, vanillin

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CAUTION: Do not use Cinnamon on pregnant animals.  This information is provide as general advice.  if you require specific medical advice, please consult your veterinarian or natural health practitioner.

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2011 20:30