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.