What’s The Deal With Couramin?

Cinnamon evokes warmth, aromatic flavor associated with the holidays- sweet baked goods, spiked warm cider, and fragrant scented candles.  Besides its uses in food and aroma-enhancing agents, cinnamon has been used for millenniums in folk medicine and remedies. It’s beneficial health properties are widely recognized and accepted, but it has a hidden danger- couramin. Couramin is a fragrant organic chemical compound found naturally in some plants. It is what gives cassia cinnamon, sweet woodruff, sweet-clover, and freshly-mown hay their recognizable sweet scent. High concentrations of couramin from foraged plants can be appetite suppressing, Nature’s defense mechanism against predators. Couramin was … Continue reading What’s The Deal With Couramin?