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
diarrhoea with undigested
abdominal spasms and
impotence, and lack of sexual desire.
menstrual pain, lack of
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.
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.