New Studies Show Cinnamon Helps Increase The Brain’s Learning Ability

Who doesn’t love cinnamon?!
This spice is extracted from the inner bark from the trees of the genus Cinnamomum and used in flavorings all around the world.
Sort of similar to rosemary’s increased memory abilities, cinnamon has been found to help increase our learning ability! It works by reversing the biochemical changes that happen in our brain and stimulates the hippocampus.
This is a small part in the lower middle part of our brain that is connected to emotion, memory, and our nervous system. shutterstock_92037011More and more studies have been coming out about the beneficial aspect of spices like cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and so many more.A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology gives all the details in their new July edition.

Tests were done at Rush University Medical Center, where mice were orally fed ground cinnamon to see what the affects would be. It eventually metabolized and turned into sodium benzoate which has a positive reaction in the brain. 

The lead researcher, Kalipada Pahan, PhD, hilariously stated that “This would be one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners.”

If you’re someone out there who has poor memory or gets overly stressed during things like tests, give this a try! See if you can tangibly feel the effects of the spice during things like tests, speeches, reading scripts, or whatever you need to remember.

But wait – that’s not all for this incredible spice! shutterstock_277455026

There was another monumental discovery that was supported by the Alzheimer’s Association. 

It was found that cinnamon also has the ability to reverse the chemical changes in the brain of mice who had Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Pahan reported in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology that “This could potentially be one of the safest approaches to halt disease progression in Parkinson’s patients.”

The chemical makeup of this spice clearly has a lot of health benefits for both human and animals. The way it interacts with our brains is amazing – and worth trying out! Try taking a little bit every day for a week – and see if you really notice any changes!

Thanks to Science Daily!