Latin name: Cinnamomum aromaticum
Other names: Bastard Cinnamon,
Cassia, False Cinnamon
A Remedy For
Tendency to infection
This herb is also used to treat
exhaustion and promote weight gain; and in Chinese medicine, it has been used
for impotence, diarrhea, bed-wetting,
rheumatism, testicle hernia, failure
to menstruate, and symptoms of
menopause. Its effectiveness for
these conditions, however, remains
What It Is; Why It Works
A common household spice, Chinese
Cinnamon is cultivated in southern
China, Vietnam, and Burma. The
flowers, young twigs, and the bark of thin branches are all considered
Researchers have found that the
active agents in Chinese Cinnamon
exhibit antibacterial properties,
control the growth of fungi, boost immunity in animals, improve intestinal
activity, and inhibit ulcers.
No known medical conditions preclude
the use of Chinese Cinnamon.
No side effects are likely when this
herb is used at customary dosage
levels. However, some people develop
a sensitivity to the herb.
Possible Drug Interactions
No interactions have been reported.
Special Information If You Are
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Chinese Cinnamon has a potentially
abortive effect. Do not use it during
How To Prepare
Chinese Cinnamon is available as
crushed bark, in solutions of alcohol,
and as an essential oil.
Herb: The average dose is 1 gram
(less than one-quarter teaspoonful).
Take 2 to 4 grams daily.
Essential oil: 50 to 200 milligrams
Store Chinese Cinnamon in cool, dry
conditions in well-sealed containers.
No information on overdosage is