Cinnamon bark, Chinese
Cinnamomi cassiae cortex
Published February 1, 1990
Name of Drug
Cinnamomi cassiae cortex, Chinese cinnamon.
Composition of Drug
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.
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.