herbals cinnamon

RECND258

Cinnamon

Scientific:Cinnamomum verum or C. zyelamicum
Other:Cinnamon
Family:Cinnamomum cassia

Indications

Gastrointestinal
• colicky diarrhea
• children's diarrhea
• dysentery
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBD
• colitis

Endocrine
diabetes mellitus type 2

Musculoskeletal (topical application)
myalgia
osteoarthritis
rheumatoid arthritis

Cardiovascular
• poor circulation
chilblains (topical application)
hypertension


Infection
• bacteria
• viruses
- respiratory infections (colds, influenza)
• fungal infections (topical application)
- tinea (topical application)
- candida (topical application)

Gynecological
• excess uterine bleeding
- menorrhagia
- post-partum hemorrhage

Actions

carminative
antispasmodic
astringent
hypoglycemic
antioxidant
antimicrobial
emmenagogue

Constituents

• Essential oils
• Tannins
• Mucilage

Posology

• Tincture: 2-4 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 70% EtOH): 0.5-1 ml tid
• Infusion (dried herb): 0.5-1 g tid

Safety

Hepatotoxicity - Cinnamomum verum (syn. C. zyelamicum) is considered "true cinnamon and is generally considered safe when used as indicated. However, Cinnamomum cassia is the cheaper variety that is often used in the food and supplement industry. C. cassia has similar indications but is higher in coumarin, which is hepatotoxic in high amounts. C. cassia is not recommended in high amounts for extended periods of time.

Pregnancy: No known risks in pregnancy. May possess abortifacient properties, however, no cases have been reported.

High doses: Not advised.

Long-term use: Not advised.

References

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Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.

Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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