Actions: Cinnamomum zeylanicum has a warming, stimulating, and astringent effect on the body. Many of the violate oils cause antibacterial effects as well as stimulate the digestive tract. The overall effect of Cinnamomum zeylanicum will generally work to improve circulation and blood flow within the body, as well as reduce inflammation by stimulating blood flow.
Indications: Smooth muscle relaxant, Appetite stimulant, digestive, Type 2 diabetes hyperglycemia, diarrhea, colds and flus, dysmenorrhea
Safety/Contraindications: Can be moderately toxic to liver and kidneys. Coumarin may cause thinning of blood after long time use. Dicoumarol is a Vitamin K antagonist, which is a clotting inhibitor.
Lethal dose: 275 mg/kg
Preparations and Doses:
- Tea: 1tsp/cup 3x daily
- Powder: 1-3 grams 1 time per day)
- Essential Oil: 5 drops