Cinnamon is an aromatic spice used for thousands of years for healing, in aromatherapy, as a powerful aphrodisiac, in cooking and more. Recent studies show that it can help regulate the irregular monthly cycle and hence the conception process.
The research was conducted by scientists from Columbia University Medical Center in New York. They found that in women with polycystic ovary syndrome cinnamon can regulate their monthly cycle for a period of six months, unlike those who do not consume the aromatic spice.
16 women participated in the study, 11 of whom took 1,500 milligrams of a cinnamon dietary supplement per day, and the rest received a placebo. Their diets, activities and menstrual calendars were monitored. After six months, the women who took the cinnamon had a significant improvement in their monthly cycle, and two of them even became pregnant without additional medical help.
Between 5 and 10 percent of all women of childbearing age have polycystic ovary syndrome. The most common symptoms that occur with this condition are irregular periods, infertility, acne, facial and body hair, thinning hair, and more.
Treatment of the syndrome usually involves taking birth control medication.
Scientists believe that the cause of the syndrome lies in insensitivity to the hormone insulin. It's still not entirely clear to them exactly how cinnamon works to regulate the menstrual cycle in women with PCOS.
According to them, consuming cinnamon can improve the processing of glucose and insulin in the body. Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common causes of menstrual irregularities in women. Experts advise adding a small amount of cinnamon to your tea and food. Before you start taking a cinnamon supplement, you should consult a doctor.