Simple Herbal Extracts | Cinnamon



Botanical Name

Cinnamomum aromaticum

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

An effective and pleaseant tasting circulatory stimulant. It improves peripheral circulation especially to the small capillaries and is useful for spider veins and Raynaud's disease. Cinnamon increases the beta cells of the pancreas' ability to utilize endogenous insulin, thus benefiting insulin resistant diabetes and Syndrome X (hyperinsulinemia). Cinnamon also has antibacterial, antiviral, and astringent activity, making it usefl for diarrhea, digestive upsets, and intestinal viruses.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.