29 Oct 2013

CINNAMON and PCOS

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A small study by researchers in New York City found that women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) who took 1,500-milligram cinnamon supplements, after six months, had significant improvement in menstrual cycle regularity, having an average of nearly four menstrual periods over that time compared to an average of 2.2 periods among the placebo group.

Two women reported spontaneous pregnancies after three months of cinnamon treatment, meaning they became pregnant without additional help.

Cinnamon improves the body’s ability to process glucose and insulin. Prior research among diabetic patients suggested the spice can reduce insulin resistance.

Cinnamon can be sprinkled onto porridge or muesli, and is also available as a herbal tincture.

Other herbs beneficial for PCOS include Gymnema, Goat’s Rue, Licorice, Chaste tree, Fenugreek, Saw palmetto, Milk thistle, False unicorn root and Peony.

It is best to have a herbal tincture formulated for your own particular signs and symptoms of PCOS.

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