- Cassia Bark
- Cinnamomi Cortex
|Medicinal Group||Interior-warming medicinal|
Dried stem bark of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Fam. Lauraceae)
|Nature and Flavors||pungent, sweet; strongly hot|
|Meridian Affinity||Liver, Heart, Spleen, Kidney|
To tonify fire and assist yang, and lead the fire back to the kidney, dispel cold and relieve pain, and activate blood circulation and stimulate menstrual dischange
Impotence, frigidity, feeling of cold and pain in the loins and knees; dyspnea in deficiency of the kidney; dizziness, inflammation of the eyes and sore throat due to yang-deficiency; precordial and abdominal pain with cold sensation, vomiting and diarrhea in deficiency-cold syndrome; neurosis with a feeling of gas rushing up through the chest to the throat from the lower abdomen; amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea
- 5 g dose of Cassia cinnamon may reduce the peak blood glucose response and improve glucose tolerance following an oral glucose tolerance test.
Contraindicated in cases of fever of unknown origin, pregnancy, stomach or duodenal ulcers, and in patients with an allergy to cinnamon or Peru balsam
Allergic reactions of the skin and mucosa [1,2,3]
German Commission E Monograph, Cinnamomi cassiae cortex. Bundesanzeiger, 1990, 22: 1 February
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Calnan CD. Cinnamon dermatitis from an ointment. Contact dermatitis, 1976, 2:167–170.
Drake TE, Maibach HI. Allergic contact dermatitis and stomatitis caused by cinnamic aldehyde-flavored toothpaste. Archives of dermatology, 1976, 112:202–203.
Gutierrez JL, Bowden RG, Willoughby DS. ( 2016). Cassia Cinnamon Supplementation Reduces Peak Blood Glucose Responses but Does Not Improve Insulin Resistance and Sensitivity in Young, Sedentary, Obese Women. J Diet Suppl. , 13(4):461-71. doi: 10.3109/19390211.2015.1110222. Epub 2015 Dec 30.