I have been using spices to elevate food for years. I have started to notice the effects that these spice add to my food.
A new study out this week in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology is looking at how spices can influence our brain chemistry. The study compared the effects of the spice cinnamon on the brains of rats and found that it could improve memory performance in both cases. Rats who were given cinnamon showed better performance in the maze maze task (a measure of spatial memory) compared to the control group. Rats that were given cinnamon also showed improved performance in the spatial recognition task (a measure of recognition memory).
Cinnamon has been used for centuries to improve memory, so it’s not a surprise that cinnamon could improve performance. The next step is to learn why cinnamon improves memory. Maybe that cinnamon enhances the connection between the hippocampus (the brain’s memory center) and the prefrontal cortex (the executive center). Maybe cinnamon is also good for the dopaminergic system that sends signals to the hippocampus to help it store memories.
The researchers then looked at how cinnamon works on a group of people who’ve been given an infusion of the spice in order to better understand the connection between the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex. They found that in a group of people who were given an infusion of the spice, the hippocampus performed better on the spatial recognition task than it did on a control group. The researchers then looked at the effect that cinnamon has on other memory tasks and found that cinnamon improves all of them.
We can’t be sure if cinnamon is directly affecting the hippocampus or if it’s just helping us remember some other stuff we already know. I think it’s because cinnamon has a calming effect on us, but we’re not sure which. In terms of the science behind cinnamon, we think you’ll be more likely to like it if you’ve been given it through a doctor, because your body is more likely to absorb it.
Cinnamon itself is a very complex plant and a few things can be said about it. First, it is one of the most popular herbs to use as a spice as you can find it in tons of different varieties. In fact, one of the best cinnamon varieties is the “American Gold” variety, which is more expensive than the “Bourbon” variety.
It’s also one of the best types of natural cinnamon to use because it has no artificial flavors. The spice is actually a sweetener made from the bark of the cinchona tree, which is a tree native to South America that is used to make spice. It is primarily used by indigenous tribes, which makes it an interesting plant. The bark of the tree is used to produce the spice and the bark itself is used for different things.
The bark of the cinchona tree is used as a natural spice in many different cultures, including the Inca, the Aztecs, the Maya, and the Inca themselves. The Inca would use the bark of the cinchona tree to make spicier incense, which is why they also made incense from the same tree. In its current form the bark of this tree is only used for that purpose, but is also used to make many other uses.
There are also many other uses for the bark like making natural insect repellent, but this does highlight the fact that the bark is not just used for other things it’s also used to make other things. This includes the bark of the cinchona tree, which is used in many different ways. The Inca used the bark of this tree to make incense, which is why they made incense from the same tree.
I have never understood why everyone in the world is obsessed with a single tree, but in this case I suspect the bark is just a metaphor for the cinchona tree.