Chinese herbalists use cinnamon bark as a stimulant. The trees outer bark is the common spice; the inner bark contains the potent oil and has stronger medicinal effects.
This bark is characterised as hot, acrid, and sweet according to traditional Chinese medicine.
How It May Benefit You...
diarrhoea with undigested food
abdominal spasms and disorders
excessive urination, impotence, and lack of sexual desire.
menstrual pain, lack of menstruation, infertility.
wheezing from asthma caused by exposure to cold.
Large doses can cause breathing difficulties, enlarged blood vessels, and convulsions. Use this herb very cautiously if you are pregnant.
Do not use when you have a fever, inflammation, or are haemorrhaging.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Cinnamon bark is available fresh or dried. It can be taken in the form of powder, pill, or tincture.