Cinnamomi ceylanici cortex
Published February 1, 1990
Name of Drug
Cinnamomi ceylanici cortex, cinnamon.
Composition of Drug
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.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Mode of Administration
- 2 - 4 g of bark;
- 0.05 - 0.2 g of essential oil;
- equivalent preparations.
Cut or ground bark for teas, essential oil, as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.