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Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Lauraceae)

CINNAMON

 

The inner bark of this tropical tree's shoots is sold in rolled-up quills, dried, or powdered. Cinnamon ha been valued in medicine for thousands of years for colds and flu, and digestive problems.

 

One of the spices revered in the Bible, it was brought to Europe in the 17th century by the Portuguese, who invaded Sri Lanka just to obtain supplies. The spice comes from the bark of the plant and is sold in lengths of rolled bark called quills. Now cultivated throughout the tropics, cinnamon grows to 10 m (30 ft), has a thick bark, leathery leaves, and small flowers that hang in loose bunches.

 

PARTS USED

Inner bark of shoots.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Volatile oil containing cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate and alcohol, and eugenol; tannins; coumarin.

 

ACTIONS

Reduces muscle tension and spasm; relieves wind and colic; stimulates the appetite; astringent.

 

MEDICINAL USE

Given for flatulent indigestion and colic, anorexia, infantile diarrhoea, the common cold, and flu. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine prescribe it for stomach and liver conditions.

 

PREPARATIONS

Infusion, tincture.

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