Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Cinnamomi cassiae cortex, Chinese cinnamon.
Chinese cinnamon consists of the dried branch bark and occasionally stem bark, separated from the cork, of Cinnamomum aromaticum Nees (syn. C. cassia Blume) [Fam. Lauraceae], as well as preparations thereof in effective dosage.
The bark contains essential oil.
Loss of appetite, dyspeptic complaints such as mild spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, bloating, flatulence.
Allergy to cinnamon or Peruvian balsam.
Frequently, allergic reaction of the 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.