New Benefits From an Old Spice: Cinnamon Shows Signs of Slowing Parkinson’s Disease

A new mouse study discovered that cinnamon can reverse brain changes associated with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, the study involved feeding ground cinnamon to mice with PD. Researchers found that cinnamon protected brain neurons, improved motor functions, and normalized neurotransmitter levels (which are responsible for regulating brain, muscle, nerve, and organ function). However, the authors note that not all cinnamon is the same, with the effects associated with Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamonum verum). Proving similar results in human clinic trials would offer significant alternative therapuetic options for the 1.2 million PD patients in the U.S. and Canada.

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