Traditionally used to help support symptoms of diarrhea, chills, joint pain, menstrual disorders, nausea and more. *
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Cinnamon is a traditional supportive for dyspeptic complaints (flatulence, gastrointestinal spasms, loss of appetite and diarrhoea). It can also be used in folk tradition to help support inflammation, joint pain, colds, nausea and vomiting and menstrual disorders. Cinnamon is used to improve the taste and aroma of some health products. Non-health uses are well known - it is a popular spice in cooking and the essential oil is used in perfumery.
Cinnamon Bark Tree Cinnamomum verum J. Presl (= zeylanicum Nees).
Other Names: Ceylon cinnamon; canellier, canelle de Ceylon (French); Ceylon-Zimtbaum (German); cannella (Italian); canelo de Ceilán (Spanish).
Description: A medium-sized, evergreen tree with leathery, opposite or subopposite leaves. The small flowers are followed by oblong, dark purple fruits, 10 to 15 mm long. The old name for the tree is C. zeylanicum.
Origin: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and parts of India. It is cultivated commercially in many tropical parts of the world, including eastern India, Africa, the Seychelles, South America, the West Indies and Indonesia.
Parts Used: Inner bark of branches and coppice shoots (cinnamon or cinnamon bark; Cinnamomi ceylanici cortex); essential oil (Cinnamomi aetheroleum)
Active Ingredients: Cinnamon bark contains essential oil, with cinnamaldehyde as the main constituent (65-80 %) and smaller amounts of trans-cinnamic acid, o-methoxycinnamaldehyde, about 10% eugenol and monoterpenoids. Also present are procyanidins, diterpenes, phenylpropanoids, and polysaccharides. Oil from leaves contains 70-90% eugenol.
Health Effects: The oil has documented carniinative and antispasmodic properties. Antispasmodic activity is due to cinnamaldehyde, while disinfectant effects are attributed to the presence of o-methoxy-cinnamaldehyde and eugenol.
Notes: Cinnamon is often adulterated with the less desirable C. aromaticum.
Status: Pharm.; Comm. E+; WHO 1.
Prearation and Dosage: The bark is used in its crude form as powder or extract. A dose of up to 1.2 g of dry bark may be used (daily dose of 2 - 4 g; in the case of the essential oil, 0.05 - 0.2 g of an oil fit for internal consumption.
The ground bark of the East Indian cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), native to Ceylon, India and Malaya, one of the oldest trade items from the Far East, has been used since antiquity as a breath sweetener, a tonic for the whole system: heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, gall and nerves. It was also considered a supportive for heartburn, nausea and diarrhoea, and as a sedative for expectant mothers during childbirth.
Cinnamon has for all time been known as a stimulant and aromatic plant. These properties derive from those of its two active principles: essential oil and tannin. The first gives the plant its stimulant effect which can rouse contractions in a sluggish alimentary canal while producing some local analgesia which makes it useful in cases of gastralgia; it can quicken the pulse, raise the temperature and rouse pulmonary circulation; it is the drug for fainting, a general state of cold brought on by rain or submersion. It is very useful early on in bronchitis and pneumonia. It stimulates the uterus, menstruation and uterine hemorrhages. Because of its tannin, cinnamon has an astringent effect, heightens gastric energy, but increases constipation unless mixed with a laxative.
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Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
Not recommended if you are pregnant or lactating.
Not recommended if you have excessive menstrual bleeding.
Medicinal use is best avoided during pregnancy (high doses can induce abortion). It should not be used by persons with a cinnamon allergy, or those with stomach and duodenal ulcers.
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-- April 3, 2007
Cinnamon - 450mg
I started taking this and the Prickly pear for my diabetes. It's remarkable how its making it easier to control.
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