100% Certified organic Cinnamon
Dating back to the late eighteenth century in Chinese medicine, this herb was used to treat cold conditions, arthritic pain, and for arterial stimulant. As with many barks, it is also valuable as an astringent and helps reduce fluid discharges including passive bleeding, chronic diarrhea, vaginal discharges and even abnormal perspiration. It has a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent with effectiveness as an anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic. Cinnamon bark relieves exhaustion, generates strength, promotes sweating, stimulates digestion, and promotes menstruation. Studies have shown effects on people with type 2 diabetes improved their fasting blood glucose levels with cinnamon root. It is contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing and due to its irritant quality it can injure the skin and mucosa and intake of essential oils should be only in a gel capsule. Dosage is 20-50 drops 4 times/day or as an essential oil, 2-5 drops in a capsule.
The various species of cinnamon have warming stimulant, carminative, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and antifungal actions. Research shows it to benefit type 2 diabetes by increasing the cells’ ability to respond to insulin and aiding the stabilization of blood sugar. It also lowers blood sugar and lowers cholesterol, making it a helpful aid in metabolic syndrome. It is used to increase circulation, warming the body. It benefits digestion and circulation in debility and convalescence. It has a wide range of gynecological benefits, relieving cramps, normalizing both heavy and light menstrual flow, and reducing insulin and stabilizing estrogen in PCOS. It is warming to the digestive system and used for nausea, indigestion, flatulence, colic, diarrhea, and gut dysbiosis. It is also used for the flu and as a wash for oral thrush.
Tonsillitis pain (as a tea).
Chronic mild hemoptysis, from morning coughing.
Mild GI hemorrhage, subacute or chronic, with ache or no pain.
Post-partum hemorrhage, passive from lack of contraction.
Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 81.
Davis, PA, Yokoyama, W. Cinnamon intake lowers fasting blood glucose: meta-analysis. J.Med food. 2011 Sep; 14(9): 884-9. EPub2011 Apr11.
Holmes, P. The Energies of Western Herbs. 1997. p. 333-5.
Moore, Michael. Herbal material Medica Southwest School of Botanical Medicine 1995. p. 10.
Moore, M. Specific Indications for Herbs in General Use. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. 1997. p. 16.