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Medicinal plant rich in essential oil and indicated mainly in case of digestive disorders. It can be found in infusions or tinctures.


Portuguese name: cinnamon
Binomial name: Cinnamomum verum J.Presl, 1825
English name: cinnamon
French name: cannelle , cannelle de Ceylan, cannellier
German name: Zimt
Italian name : cannella


Lauraceae (Laurraceas)


Essential oil (cinnamic derivatives, zinc aldehyde, coumarin, cinnamaldehyde)

parts used

Dry bark (cortex)


Aromatic, tonic, appetite stimulant, intestinal motility promoter (essential oil effect), condiment, antibacterial (essential oil effect), antifungal, and can also promote menstruation, stimulant (against fatigue), invigorating.


– Digestion disorders, dyspepsia, lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting , toothache, flu-like illness, diarrhea, type 2 diabetes (some studies have reported that the regular use of cinnamon-based capsules or tablets would have a positive effect on the disease, however, further studies are still needed to actually prove this indication or not).

– Alzheimer’s disease (read in Notes below)

– Fatigue (asthenia), fatigue after flu .

Secundary effects

We don’t know. Also read our text on the possible toxicity of cinnamon.


Plant allergy.


We don’t know.


Cinnamon has been used for centuries in small amounts as a spice and has no known side effects. For some time, its use in higher doses for diabetes has been controversial, as there is scientific data on its toxicology in everyday use and in high doses. Among cinnamon compounds, some substances can be considered problematic from a toxicological point of view: coumarin and cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamic aldehyde is responsible for the allergizing effect of cinnamon bark; coumarin acts on coagulation and becomes hepatotoxic and carcinogenic if consumed in high doses. Coumarins, however, are not present in all varieties of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomun verum) contains only traces, and Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), which is mainly used in the food industry, contains about 0. 45%. On the other hand, we consider that the concentration of coumarin in aqueous extracts of cinnamon does not cause problems.

Cinnamon-based preparations

– Cinnamon infusion

– Cinnamon tincture (cinnamomi aromatic tincture)

– Cinnamon essential oil

– Cinnamon capsule or tablet (for example, to use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes)

– Mouthwash solution or toothpaste

– cinnamon powder

– Milk and cinnamon

Where does cinnamon grow?

Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum verum ) originates from Sri Lanka.
In 2006, by far the world’s largest producer of cinnamon ( Cinnamomum verum ) was Sri Lanka.


– Cinnamon is a very popular spice and medicinal plant that has been used for centuries. It is a plant rich in essential oil that helps in cases of various digestive disorders. It is also used in cosmetics and various dental products due to its taste and antibacterial effect.

– Studies have shown a possible effect of cinnamon powder in cases of diabetes (type 2) .

– Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum verum ) may have a favorable effect on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as demonstrated by the scientific work of Richard Anderson, of the Department of Agriculture of the United States government.

– It is estimated that the Chinese were the first to use cinnamon as a medicinal plant in 2700 BC.

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