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cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

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cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) sticks and powder

« 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 serious disorders. Consult with your doctor if you experience any problems while consuming cinnamon.


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