The debate over cinnamon, which is usually Ceylon vs. Saigon, can be confusing. The benefits
are the same and your body loves both.
Use it for inflammation, fighting cancer, balancing blood sugar and controlling candida.
The two most popular varieties of cinnamon are Ceylon cinnamon and Saigon cinnamon. The cost of Ceylon cinnamon is about twice what you will pay for Saigon cinnamon. They are both healing. They are both antimicrobials antioxidants that are inflammation fighters, cancer deterrents and will balance blood sugar while assist the body in a number of ways. It is agreed that "true" cinnamon is that which comes from the bark of the cinnamomum zeylanicum tree. It has a more mild flavor, a lighter color and is sold as Ceylon cinnamon. This is not the most common variety.
Saigon cinnamon is actually from the cinnamomum cassia plant and is also called cassia or Chinese cinnamon. It is a darker color with more intense flavor. This is the cinnamon that is most familiar and most popular due to price.
The debate takes shape over coumarin, which is a natural blood thinner that is present in Saigon cinnamon. If one was taking pharmaceutical blood thinners they might be instructed to eliminate cinnamon from their diet. In reality, they might need to eliminate Saigon cinnamon and could most likely use Ceylon cinnamon which does not have the blood thinning property.