cinnamon reduces frequency, severity and duration of migraine headaches

That cinnamon on your breakfast bun is full of surprises. Helping your migraines might be one of them.

Though cinnamon is not one of the most talked about medicinal herbs, the often talked about culinary herb is a powerful healer. It is an important herb for diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, painful periods, polycystic ovary syndrome and more.

Now, for what may be the first time, research has shown that cinnamon can help you treat your migraine headaches.

44 people who suffer from migraine headaches without auras were given either a placebo or 600mg of cinnamon after each meal for 60 days.

The cinnamon was clearly superior to the placebo. It produced significantly greater benefits in migraine frequency, duration and severity.

The cinnamon significantly lowered IL-6, an inflammatory cytokine that plays an important part in migraine pain, and nitric oxide, a vasodilator that also plays a role in migraine.

This small study suggests that cinnamon may not only be delicious. It may also make your migraine headaches rarer, shorter and milder.


Phtother Res November 2020;34(11):2945-2952


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