Usually made from the use of leaves, flowers, bark, fruits, roots and other parts of plants, it is difficult to imagine that this type of drink does us any harm. On the contrary, we believe that teas are only good! Unfortunately, this is not entirely true.
It will depend a lot on the amount ingested, as well as on the circumstances in which the person is. As an example, we have pregnant women and cinnamon tea. Some people defend the thesis that this tea is abortive. But would it really be?
Clear this and other questions and take the opportunity to learn a little more about cinnamon tea and its benefits.
Benefits of Cinnamon Tea
Of Asian origin, more precisely from Sri Lanka, cinnamon is the inner part of the stem of a tree that can reach up to 15 meters in height. Despite being a spice appreciated by many, tea is popular not only for its flavor, but for the great amount of benefits that its substances add to the body.
Drinking cinnamon tea regularly provides those who drink it:
- Improved digestion;
- Reduction in the level of ‘bad’ cholesterol;
- stabilization of insulin rates;
- Acceleration of fat burning;
- Soothes pains;
- Fights inflammation;
- Helps skin and hair feel softer;
- Fights respiratory tract diseases.
Is cinnamon tea abortive?
There is no report stating that the drink has abortifacient potential, but its consumption during pregnancy or even for those who wish to become pregnant, is not recommended by nutritionists, obstetricians and even by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency).
Cinnamon has properties that stimulate blood circulation, causing blood pressure to increase and consequently stimulate muscle contractions throughout the body, including the woman’s uterine region, which can lead to miscarriage.
Fun fact: Is cinnamon powder better than cinnamon stick?
Many argue that cinnamon, in its powdered version, is more nutritious than fresh, because they think it is a concentrate, but this is just a myth. The only difference between them is that the cinnamon stick concentrates more flavor and aroma than the ground version.