4. Cinnamon may help to reduce the risk of heart disease
One study in rats has reported that cinnamaldehyde and another compound found in cinnamon called cinnamic acid offered protection against ischemic myocardial injury, which indicates the potential that cinnamon has to be used for treating cardiovascular diseases.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
Cinnamaldehyde has also been shown to help reduce high blood pressure, which is another heart disease risk factor. Cinnamon also helps in increasing circulation and improving tissue repair, which could help to regenerate heart tissue.