Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum cassia)

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Cinnamon Bark

(Cinnamomum cassia)


Chinese herbalists use cinnamon bark as a stimulant. The tree’s 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 You…

  • >poor digestion
  • of appetite
  • diarrhoea with undigested food
  • abdominal spasms and disorders
  • excessive urination, impotence, and lack of sexual desire.
  • menstrual pain, lack of menstruation, infertility.
  • 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.

WARNING: 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.