Cinnamon and Cactus

By MarthaB Latest Reply 2010-02-09 15:08:00 -0600
Started 2010-02-08 22:17:20 -0600

I have heard from holistic health professionals that I should be taking cinnamon and cactus to help reduce my A1c levels. They suggested 1 1/2 teaspoons in a cup of hot water to serve as a "cinnamon tea" and then also eat prickly pear cactus - pickled - either as a couple of bites after a meal or served on or mixed in a salad. Help?

5 replies

Deb-G 2010-02-09 15:08:00 -0600 Report

I know several friends that have given the cinnamon a go and seen absolutely no results…

Heard the latest cure all is vinegar…I already use that alot on salad so i'm guessing its another cinnamon theory…

I dont think there is any quick fix, and I think its all a simple equation…Carbs=High BS…so…limit them for success :)

ptsparkle 2010-02-09 09:11:45 -0600 Report

Not sure aboit either. I put cinnamon on my toast, and some snacks.. Can't say if it lowers bs or not. But if you really want to try the cactus part of it, I have tons of prickly cactus on my property. other varieties upon request. lol Good luck.

10fluffy35 2010-02-09 10:56:55 -0600 Report

I agree with you on the cinnamon. I put in on my
oatmeal every morning. I feel even if it does not
help, it is not hurting you. (plus sure does taste

Harlen 2010-02-09 08:15:38 -0600 Report

let me ask you a Question
Are the ones telling you this going to sale this to you?????
from all I can gather and thats a lot

Cinnamon may help a little for prediabetecs but what you need to take in is massive like 12 to 15 cups a day of the tea

Cactus its one of them things some sey yes some sey no ????????

its your helth so its up to you to try what you like

I will stick to what I know works till something comes out that works better
best wishes

jayabee52 2010-02-09 02:36:10 -0600 Report

cinnamon is reputed to have BG lowering qualities but someone else in a different discussion on cinnamon said they had been in a long term study of cinnamon and said it had no effect on BGLs, so as far as I am concerned, the jury is still out on cinnamon.

I've not heard that about cactus affecting your BGL. I have heard it is true that indians and Mexicans who have not adopted the "western" style diet have LOWER rates of diabetes than those who have adoped white man's dietary habits. But that may well be due to their avoiding refined and packaged foods and eating a more native diet. Without more testing, it would be hard to judge the effect of prickly pear cactus on one's BGL.


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