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Cinnamon Conquered Raynaud’s Symptoms

Q. A few months ago, I read in your column about someone who was using cinnamon to lower cholesterol and found that it also helped alleviate the symptoms of Raynaud’s phenomenon. I tried it for Raynaud’s, and I’m happy to say it works like a charm.

The beauty of it is I only have to take the cinnamon if it’s a chilly morning and I’m going to be outside. Now I can walk my dogs, go on a bird walk or go for a hike all in complete comfort.

A. We’re glad to know this remedy works for you. In Raynaud’s phenomenon, small blood vessels overreact to cold and the fingers become quite painful as the vessels constrict. They may also turn white or blue. We are delighted to learn that cinnamon capsules ease the discomfort for you.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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