cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

« Cinnamon stimulates the birth of new neurons in the brain and encourages the survival of existing neurons »

Common name(s): cinnamon


Family: Lauraceae


Origin: Asia


Parts used: aerial


Constituents: essential oil (cinnamaldehyde, cinamyl acetate, cinnamyl alcohol, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, methyleugenol), tannins, cinnzelanin, cinnzelanol, coumarin, methylhydroxychalcone polymers


Therapeutic actions: aromatic, digestive stimulant, astringent, carminative, styptic, sedative, tonic


Organs or systems affected: central nervous system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system


Main medicinal uses:

  • enhances memory
  • relieves migraines and other headaches
  • aids digestion and combats diarrhea
  • relaxes spasms caused by gas or other digestive problems
  • calms respiratory disorders
  • acts as an aphrodisiac
  • protects the heart and improves circulation

Counterindications: Generally regarded as safe when consumed in normal daily amounts. Avoid excessive use, as it may result in serios disorders. Consult with your doctor if you experience any problems while consuming cinnamon.


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