Supplementing one’s diet with Cinnamon can reduce cholesterol, congestion, nausea, diarrhea, and blood sugar, but you have to do more than just sprinkle it on toast. For optimum benefit, take 0.5 to 1 gram of powdered bark (available at most health food stores) in tea three times a day; in liquid extract, 0.5 milliliters three times daily. Its warming effect makes it good for colds, congestion, and high cholesterol, and research has confirmed its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, making it a good remedy for nausea and diarrhea. A 2004 report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that cinnamon kills salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes food poisoning. In addition, diabetics who supplemented their diet with up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day saw their cholesterol drop by 12 percent. It also lowered blood sugar levels by 18 percent.