Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Cinnamomi ceylanici cortex, cinnamon.
Cinnamon consists of the dried bark, separated from cork and the underlying parenchyma, of young branches and shoots of Cinnamomum verum J.S. Presl (syn. C. zeylanicum Blume) [Fam. Lauraceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The bark contains essential oil.
For loss of appetite, dyspeptic complaints such as mild, spastic condition of the gastrointestinal tract, bloating, flatulence.
Allergy to cinnamon and Peruvian balsam.
Frequently, allergic reactions of skin and mucosa.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
2 - 4 g of bark; 0.05 - 0.2 g of essential oil; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut or ground bark for teas, essential oil, as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.