Cimet – Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae)
BILJNI PREPARATI CEJLONSKOG CIMETA:
TINKTURA – hidroetanolni tečni ekstrakt sušenog ploda, CIMET HSS HSS, DER 1:5 Ph.Eur. i
MATIČNA TINKTURA – hidroetanolni tečni ekstrakt svežeg ploda, CIMET TM, DER 1:10 Ph. Fra.
Cinnamomi corticis tinctura, 1:5 Ph.Eur.
Cinnamomi zeylanicii extractum ethanolicum liquidum, DER 1:10 (Ph. Fra.).
BILJNI PREPARATI CIMETA:
TINKTURA – hidroetanolni tečni ekstrakt sušenog ploda, CIMET HSS HSS, DER 1:5 Ph.Eur. i
MATIČNA TINKTURA – hidroetanolni tečni ekstrakt svežeg ploda, CIMET TM, DER 1:10.
Cinnamomi corticis tinctura 1:5 Ph.Eur.
Cinnamomi zeylanicii extractum ethanolicum liquidum DER 1:10.
A15 – stimulans apetita,
– antibakterik, stomahik,
– promoter motiliteta.
U skladu sa:
1) Based on Article 10a of Directive 2001/83/EC as amended (well-established use), Based on Article 16d(1), Article 16f and Article 16h of Directive 2001/83/EC as amended (traditional use), DIRECTIVE 2004/24/ECOF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 31 March 2004.
2) Eu. Ph. 08, od 01.07.2015. monografijom: 0387 Cinnamomi cortex, 1819 Cinnamomi corticis tincture,
3) EMA/HMPC/246774/2009, 10 May 2011: Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC)
Community herbal monograph on Cinnamomum verum J.S. Presl, cortex (Final)
4) EMA/HMPC/246773/2009, 10 May 2011: Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC)
Assessment report on Cinnamomum verum J. S. Presl, cortex and corticis aetheroleum (Final)
Based on Article 16d(1), Article 16f and Article 16h of Directive 2001/83/EC as amended (traditional use)
5) Fr. Ph. ANSM: Cinnamomum verum ad praeparationes homoeopathicas
(Cannelier de Ceylan pour preparations homeopathiques).
a) Cinnamomum verum (zeylanicum), cortex (Cinnamon dried, ripe bark) method 1.1.10 (2371).
Biljni preparati u tečnom obliku (nerazblaženi ili razblaženi) za oralnu i lokalnu upotrebu.
a) tečni ekstrakt (DER 1:5), ekstrakcioni rastvarač etanol 65% (v/v),
b) tečni ekstrakt (DER 1:10), ekstrakcioni rastvarač etanol 65% (v/v),
Cinnamomum verum (zeylanicum), sadrži 205 *(417) istraženih hemijskih jedinjenja koja ispoljavaju 581 *(636) dejstava *(podaci ažurirani avgusta 2016.)..
a) minimalno 0,015% m/m, eugenola (MF: C10H12O2, MW: 164,20108 g/mol−1),
b) u većoj koncentraciji sadrži benzaldehide, laurinsku i miristinsku kiselinu, seskviterpene,
d) kora sadrži do 10,7 % vode.
Indikacije: biljni preparati su namenjeni poboljšanju opšteg stanja organizma kroz razna naučno dokazana dejstva.
Upotreba kod urogenitalnih, gastrointestinalnih, respiratornih i kožnih tegoba, regulisanja prekomerne težine.
– ima jako dejstvo kod: anoreksije, bronhitisa, bakterijskih infekcija, nazeba, kašlja, dispepsije, gastro i enterospazma, groznice, gasova, infekcija, faringitisa, stomatitisa
– delotvoran kod: amenoreje i dismenoreje, astenije, krvarenja, kandidijaze, kolere, kolika, grčeva, dijareje, enteritisa, glavobolje, HTA, leukemije, limfoma, mikoza, bolova, ulceracija, infekcija salmonelama, stafilokokama, ešerihijom, virusima, gljivicama, povraćanja, nadutosti, DM tip 1 i 2,
– u narodnoj medicini kod: artroza, astme, amnezije, Ca.(abdomena, dojke, kolona, dijafragme, uva, bubrega, bešike, jetre, usta, rektuma, sinusa, slezine, želuca, uterusa, vrata, vagine), kondiloma, konjunktivitisa, dizenterije, dispneje, fistula, impotencije i frigidnosti, gastritisa, gingivitisa, halitusa, hepatitisa, insomnije, leukoreje, lumbaga, mastitisa, menoragije, nauzeje, nefritisa, neuroza, neuralgija, paraliza, psorijaze, reumatizma, sinuzitisa, spazama, splenitisa, sinkope, zubobolje, Tu, vaginitisa, infekcije crvima, rana, bradavica, prolapsa, proktitisa, groznice, …
– spoljašnja primena (topikalno) kod: bakterijskih i gljivičnih infekcija
– upotrebljava se kao: jak antibakterik, karminativ, fungistatik, spazmolitik (antikolitik), holagog, antidijaroik, imunostimulator, zatim kao alergenik, analgetik, anestetik, antiemetik, antihistaminik, antileukemik, antilimfomik, antioksidant, antiprostaglandinik, antipiretik, antiseptik, antispazmodik, antiulcer, antivirotik, adstrigent, kandidacid, karminativ, holeretik, citotoksik, estrogenik, ekspektorant, fungicid, hipotenziv, insektifug, larvicid, insekticid, lipolitik, mutagenik, miorelaksant, nematodecid, sialagog, teratogenik, vibriocid u tradicionalnoj medicini kao aperitiv, aromatik, inhibitor ciklooksigenaze i lipoksigenaze, depurativ, dijaforetik, emolijent, hemostatik, neurotonik, sedativ, stimulant, stomahik, uterorelaksant, tonik, uterotonik.
Monografija nemačke E komisije (Commission E Monographs), terapijski vodič za biljne lekove, preporučuje Cinnamomi ceylanici cortex za tretman gubitka apetita, dispeptične tegobe, spazme GIT-a, nadimanja i gasova..
Doziranje i način primene:
do 2 mL (80 kapi) podeljeno u 2 do 4 doze.
Biljni preparat CIMET HSS i TM:
pojedinačna doza: 0,5- 1,0 mL,
preporučena dnevna doza (PDD): 2 mL.
Oralna (15 minuta pre obroka) i lokalna primena.
Upotreba na koži: aplicirati na obolelo mesto u tankom sloju ili obliku impregniranog zavoja.
Napraviti pauzu posle 4 nedelje neprekidne upotrebe (oralna upotreba).
Po preporukama, preparat postiže najbolje efekte pri upotrebi od 8 do 12 nedelja, duža upotreba je bezbedna uz pauze.
Toksičnost eugenola je u količini od preko 2,5 mg/kg dnevno.
Kontraindikacije: preosetljivost na aktivne supstance, preosetljivost na biljke porodice (genus Cinnamomum, family Lauraceae).
Čuvanje: na tamnom, suvom i hladnom mestu do 20˚C, van domašaja dece i izlaganja EM zračenju, u dobro zatvorenoj originalnoj ambalaži.
Rok upotrebe: 5 godina, posle prvog otvaranja 6 meseci. Uz preporučeno čuvanje rok upotrebe je neograničen.
Pakovanje: 50 mL i 100 mL, standardne farmaceutske braon bočice; 250 mL, 500 mL, 1L i 5 L na zahtev.
Nutritivne informacije CIMET HSS i TM:
energetska vrednost u 100 mL: 1504 kJ/ 360 kcal,
u preporučenoj dnevnoj dozi (PDD) 2 mL: 30 kJ/ 7,2 kcal,
suve materije (DR) više od 1,5% (Eur. Ph.).
Bez konzervanasa, proteina, masti i ugljenih hidrata. CIMET HSS i TM su rukom rađeni proizvodi.
TINKTURA – hidroetanolni tečni ekstrakt suve kore, CIMET HSS, DER 1:5,
RSD 750,00/ 50 mL, 1500,00/ 100 mL (Eur. Ph.) i
MATIČNA TINKTURA – hidroetanolni tečni ekstrakt suve kore, CIMET TM, DER 1:10,
50 mL – 600,00 RSD (5 e); 100 mL – 1200,00 RSD (10e).(Fr. Ph.).
NAPOMENA: cejlonski cimet (Cinnamon zeylanicum/ verum L.) se razlikuje od ostalih vrsta (kineskog, kasija – Cinnamomum cassia; tajlandskog, …) koje mogu oštetiti jetru i bubrege!!!
Prvi put postavljeno 15. septembra 2015. godine. Poslednji put ažurirano 15. novembra. 2020. godine.
Scientific names: Cinnamomum verum J.S. Presl, Cinnamomum cassia Blume, Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees, Cinnamomum loureirii Nees. Family: Laureaceae.
Common names: Cinnamon, cinnamomon, Ceylon cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Chinese cassia, Saigon cinnamon.
Ò…Little or no evidence of efficacy.
- …Little exposure or very minor concerns.
What is Cinnamon?
Cinnamon plants have oval-lanceolate, rough-textured leaves approximately 7 to 20 cm in length. The spice is derived from the brown bark that forms quills with longitudinal striations. Cinnamon bark is available in ground form as a spice. The plant is native to Sri Lanka, southeastern India, Indonesia, South America, and the West Indies.
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What is it used for?
Reports of cinnamon use date back to 2000 BC, when texts note the importation of cinnamon from China to Egypt. Cinnamon is also mentioned in the Bible, most often for its aromatic qualities. Cinnamon is primarily used as a spice, taste enhancer, or aromatic. Historically, cinnamon has been used to treat GI upset and dysmenorrhea disorders of microcirculation, among other broad-ranging uses. The essential oil derived from the plant has been used for its activity against various microorganisms and fungi.
General uses Cinnamon is used as a spice and aromatic. Traditionally, the bark or oil has been used to combat microorganisms, diarrhea, and other GI disorders, and dysmenorrhea, although there is limited data to support these uses. Evidence is lacking to support the use of cinnamon in the management of diabetes. Research has focused on anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activity.
What is the recommended dosage? Ground cinnamon is generally given at dosages of 1 to 1.5 g/day in studies of diabetes without reported adverse reactions.
How safe is it?
Contraindications Contraindicated in people with known hypersensitivity to cinnamon or Peru Balsam. Other contraindications have not yet been identified.
Pregnancy/ nursing Data are insufficient for adequate risk to benefit analysis. Generally recognized as safe when used as food.
Interactions None well documented.
Side Effects Heavy exposure may cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
Toxicities Information is lacking.
Cinnamon. Review of Natural Products. Facts & Comparisons 4.0. May 2009. Accessed May 5, 2009.
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Name(s): Cinnamomum verum J.S. Presl, Cinnamomum cassia Blume, Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees, Cinnamomum loureirii Nees. Family: Laureaceae.
Common Name(s): Cinnamon, cinnamomon, ceylon cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, Chinese cassia, Saigon cinnamon .
Uses Cinnamon is used as a spice and aromatic. Traditionally, the bark or oil has been used to combat microorganisms, diarrhea, and other GI disorders, and dysmenorrhea, although there is limited data to support these uses. Evidence is lacking to support the use of cinnamon in the management of diabetes. Research has focused on anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activity.
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Dosing Ground cinnamon is generally given at dosages of 1 to 1.5 g/day in studies of diabetes without reported adverse reactions.
Contraindications Contraindicated in people who are allergic to cinnamon or Peru balsam. Further contraindications have not yet been identified.
Pregnancy/ Lactation Data are insufficient for adequate risk-to-benefit analysis. Generally recognized as safe when used in food.
Interactions None well documented.
Adverse Reactions Heavy exposure may cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
Toxicology Information is lacking.
Botany Cinnamon plants have oval-lanceolate, rough-textured leaves approximately 7 to 20 cm in length. The spice is derived from the brown bark, which forms quills with longitudinal striations. Cinnamon bark available in ground form as a spice. The plant is native to Sri Lanka, southeastern India, Indonesia, South America, and the West Indies. 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
History Reports of cinnamon use date back to 2000 BC, when texts note the importation of cinnamon from China to Egypt. Cinnamon is also mentioned in the Bible, most often for its aromatic qualities. 5 Cinnamon is primarily used as a spice, taste enhancer, or aromatic. Historically, cinnamon has been used to treat GI upset and dysmenorrhea disorders of microcirculation, among other broad-ranging uses. 3 , 6 , 7 , 8 The essential oil derived from the plant has been used for its activity against various microorganisms and fungi. 3
Chemistry The primary constituents of the essential oil are 65% to 80% cinnamaldehyde and lesser percentages of other phenols and terpenes, including eugenol, trans-cinnamic acid, hydroxycinnamaldehyde, o-methoxycinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol and its acetate, limonene, alpha-terpineol, tannins, mucilage, oligomeric procyanidins, and trace amounts of coumarin. 3 , 4
– verum differs in composition from C. cassia in eugenol and coumarin content. Coumarin is only found in cassia (0.45%). 5Varying sources of material and extraction techniques alter the chemical composition of the extracts, and may impact the intended medicinal and experimental effects. 6, 9
Uses and Pharmacology
Animal data In an experiment in which rats with induced diabetes were fed cinnamon via drinking water, no effect on blood glucose levels was shown. The researchers noted a significant decrease in platelet counts and a slight increase in hemoglobin in the rats. 10
Clinical data A randomized clinical trial studying various dosages of cassia cinnamon powder (1, 3, or 6 g/day) over 40 days found a statistically and clinically significant improvement in blood glucose control among patients with type 2 diabetes. A reduction in cardiovascular risk factor biomarkers was also observed. 13 A second trial also found a significant reduction in fasting glucose levels at 3 g/day over 4 months, but no significant difference in the lipid profile. 14
However, further clinical trials have been unable to replicate these positive findings in patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes at dosages of cinnamon 1 to 1.5 g/day. 17 , 18 , 19 A meta-analysis of 5 trials 20 and systematic reviews 21 , 22 have found no significant effect on glycated hemoglobin (A1C), fasting blood glucose, or lipid profiles. Evidence is lacking to support the clinical use of cinnamon in the management of diabetes. Variables suggested to account for the differences in trial outcomes include differing concurrent therapies, degree of control of the condition, and differences of populations studied. 18 , 20
Antioxidant effect Cinnamon extracts appear to exhibit antioxidant action, with an ethanol extract showing more effectiveness than an aqueous extract. 23 The relative antioxidant action of cinnamon has been evaluated against other herbs and spices, and against alpha-tocopherol. 5 , 23 , 24 , 25 , 26
In an experiment to determine the wound healing action of an ethanol extract of cinnamon, researchers suggested the significant increase in wound healing was attributable to the antioxidant activity demonstrated. 27
Anti-inflammatory effect A few laboratory experiments suggest anti-inflammatory action of certain chemical components in cinnamon. Cinnamaldehyde inhibits nitric oxide production implicated in the inflammatory disease process and also demonstrated inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 catalyzed prostaglandin E2 biosynthesis. 28 , 29 , 30
Antimicrobial activity Conflicting evidence exists for the action of cinnamon on Helicobacter pylori . In a small clinical study no effect on H. pylori was observed at dosages of extract 80 mg/day, but the study may have been underpowered. 5 , 31 , 32 A laboratory study using H. pylori isolates from hospital patients was able to demonstrate inhibition of all isolates by a methylene chloride cinnamon extract. 33
Cinnamon extracts have been shown to exert in vitro activity against some common human pathogens, 1 as well as fungicidal activity against plant pathogens. 34 , 35 In vitro inhibition of bacterial endotoxin has been demonstrated by an unidentified component in cinnamon bark. 36The essential oils of cinnamon halted mycelial growth and aflatoxin synthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus at a concentration of only 0.1%. 37
Other uses Angiogenesis inhibition, antiproliferative, and immunomodulatory effects have been demonstrated leading some researchers to suggest value in screening cinnamon for anticancer effects. 38 , 39 ,40 A stimulatory effect on human osteoblast cells has been demonstrated as well as some estrogenic activity. 41 A dose-dependent neuroprotective effect was demonstrated in rats with glutamate-induced neuronal cell death. 7
Dosage Ground cinnamon generally has been given at dosages of 1 to 1.5 g/day in studies of diabetes 13, 17 , 18 , 19 and 80 mg/day in an ethanol extract in a study of activity against Helicobacter , without reported adverse reactions. 30
Pregnancy/ Lactation Data are insufficient for adequate risk-to-benefit analysis. Generally recognized as safe when used as food. Avoid dosages above those found in food because safety and efficacy are not proven. 42
Interactions None well documented. Cinnamon was reported to interfere with tetracycline dissolution rates in a laboratory experiment. 2 A theoretical potentiation of antidiabetic agents exists. 5 , 22
Adverse Reactions Cinnamon has been given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA. 5 At dosages of up to 6 g/day, no significant adverse reactions have been reported. 13 , 17 , 18 , 19Human consumption of large quantities of cinnamon bark or moderate quantities of cinnamon oil has been shown to increase heart rate, intestinal movement, breathing, and perspiration via a chemical stimulation of the vasomotor center. This state of accelerated body function is followed by a period of centralized sedation that includes sleepiness or depression. 3
Contact dermatitis has been reported after single exposure and repeated use of cinnamon-containing preparations. 43 , 44 , 45 An acute exacerbation of rosacea has been reported consequent to consumption of cinnamon oil pills. 21
Oral mucosal lesions have been reported, commonly associated with cinnamon-flavored chewing gum and candies, 5 , 46 , 47 and exposure to cinnamon oil has been cited as a risk factor for oral cancers. 48 , 49 , 50
Toxicology Information is lacking. Teratogenicity in chick embryos has been reported in one study; in another, no evidence of teratogenicity in rats given a methanol extract of cinnamon was demonstrated. 1 A case report describes vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of consciousness in a child who consumed cinnamon oil 60 mL. 5
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- Dugoua JJ, Seely D, Perri D, et al. From type 2 diabetes to antioxidant activity: a systematic review of the safety and efficacy of common and cassia cinnamon bark. Can J Physiol Pharmacol . 2007;85(9):837-847.
- He ZD, Qiao CF, Han QB, et al. Authentication and quantitative analysis on the chemical profile of cassia bark (cortex cinnamomi) by high-pressure liquid chromatography. J Agric Food Chem . 2005;53(7):2424-2428.
- Shimada Y, Goto H, Kogure T, et al. Extract prepared from the bark of Cinnamomum cassia Blume prevents glutamate-induced neuronal death in cultured cerebellar granule cells. Phytother Res . 2000;14(6):466-468.
- Qin B, Nagasaki M, Ren M, Bajotto G, Oshida Y, Sato Y. Cinnamon extract prevents the insulin resistance induced by a high-fructose diet. Horm Metab Res . 2004;36(2):119-125.
- Friedman M, Kozukue N, Harden LA. Cinnamaldehyde content in foods determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Agric Food Chem . 2000;48(11):5702-5709.
- Onderoglu S, Sozer S, Erbil KM, Ortac R, Lermioglu F. The evaluation of long-term effects of cinnamon bark and olive leaf on toxicity induced by streptozotocin administration to rats. J Pharm Pharmacol . 1999;51(11):1305-1312.
- Anderson RA, Broadhurst CL, Polansky MM, et al. Isolation and characterization of polyphenol type-A polymers from cinnamon with insulin-like biological activity. J Agric Food Chem . 2004;52(1):65-70.
- Qin B, Nagasaki M, Ren M, Bajotto G, Oshida Y, Sato Y. Cinnamon extract (traditional herb) potentiates in vivo insulin-regulated glucose utilization via enhancing insulin signaling in rats. Diabetes Res Clin Pract . 2003;62(3):139-148.
- Khan A, Safdar M, Ali Khan MM, Khattak KN, Anderson RA. Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care . 2003;26(12):3215-3218.
- Mang B, Wolters M, Schmitt B, et al. Effects of a cinnamon extract on plasma glucose, HbA, and serum lipids in diabetes mellitus type 2. Eur J Clin Invest . 2006;36(5):340-344.
- Solomon TP, Blannin AK. Effects of short-term cinnamon ingestion on in vivo glucose tolerance. Diabetes Obes Metab . 2007;9(6):895-901.
- Hlebowicz J, Darwiche G, Björgell O, Almér LO. Effect of cinnamon on postprandial blood glucose, gastric emptying, and satiety in healthy subjects. Am J Clin Nutr . 2007;85(6):1552-1556.
- Vanschoonbeek K, Thomassen BJ, Senden JM, Wodzig WK, van Loon LJ. Cinnamon supplementation does not improve glycemic control in postmenopausal type 2 diabetes patients. J Nutr . 2006;136(4):977-980.
- Blevins SM, Leyva MJ, Brown J, Wright J, Scofield RH, Aston CE. Effect of cinnamon on glucose and lipid levels in non insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care . 2007;30(9):2236-2237.
- Altschuler JA, Casella SJ, MacKenzie TA, Curtis KM. The effect of cinnamon on A1C among adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care . 2007;30(4):813-816.
- Baker WL, Gutierrez-Williams G, White CM, Kluger J, Coleman CI. Effect of cinnamon on glucose control and lipid parameters. Diabetes Care . 2008;31(1):41-43.
- Campbell TM, Neems R, Moore J. Severe exacerbation of rosacea induced by cinnamon supplements. J Drugs Dermatol . 2008;7(6):586-587.
- Pham AQ, Kourlas H, Pham DQ. Cinnamon supplementation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pharmacotherapy . 2007;27(4):595-599.
- Lin CC, Wu SJ, Chang CH, Ng LT. Antioxidant activity of Cinnamomum cassia . Phytother Res . 2003;17(7):726-730.
- Lee KG, Shibamoto T. Determination of antioxidant potential of volatile extracts isolated from various herbs and spices. J Agric Food Chem . 2002;50(17):4947-4952.
- Murcia MA, Egea I, Romojaro F, Parras P, Jiménez AM, Martínez-Tomé M. Antioxidant evaluation in dessert spices compared with common food additives. Influence of irradiation procedure. J Agric Food Chem . 2004;52(7):1872-1881.
- Jayaprakasha GK, Jagan Mohan Rao L, Sakariah KK. Volatile constituents from Cinnamomum zeylanicum fruit stalks and their antioxidant activities. J Agric Food Chem . 2003;51(15):4344-4348.
- Kamath JV, Rana AC, Chowdhury AR. Pro-healing effect of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark. Phytother Res . 2003;17(8):970-972.
- Lee HS, Kim BS, Kim MK. Suppression effect of Cinnamomum cassia bark-derived component on nitric oxide synthase. J Agric Food Chem . 2002;50(26):7700-7703.
- Lee SH, Lee SY, Son DJ, et al. Inhibitory effect of 2′-hydroxycinnamaldehyde on nitric oxide production through inhibition of NF-kappa B activation in RAW 264.7 cells. Biochem Pharmacol . 2005;69(5):791-799.
- Huss U, Ringbom T, Perera P, Bohlin L, Vasänge M. Screening of ubiquitous plant constituents for COX-2 inhibition with a scintillation proximity based assay. J Nat Prod . 2002;65(11):1517-1521.
- Nir Y, Potasman I, Stermer E, Tabak M, Neeman I. Controlled trial of the effect of cinnamon extract on Heliobacter pylori . Helicobacter . 2000;5(2):94-97.
- Martin KW, Ernst E. Herbal medicines for treatment of bacterial infections: a review of controlled clinical trials. J Antimicrob Chemother . 2003;51(2):241-246.
- Tabak M, Armon R, Neeman I. Cinnamon extracts’ inhibitory effect on Helicobacter pylori . J Ethnopharmacol . 1999;67(3):269-277.
- Ranasinghe L, Jayawardena B, Abeywickrama K. Fungicidal activity of essential oils of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (L.) and Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr et L.M.Perry against crown rot and anthracnose pathogens isolated from banana. Lett Appl Microbiol . 2002;35(3):208-211.
- Soliman KM, Badeaa RI. Effect of oil extracted from some medicinal plants on different mycotoxigenic fungi. Food Chem Toxicol . 2002;40(11):1669-1675.
- Azumi S, Tanimura A, Tanamoto K. A novel inhibitor of bacterial endotoxin derived from cinnamon bark. Biochem Biophys Res Commun . 1997;234(2):506-510.
- Tantaoui-Elaraki A, Beraoud L. Inhibition of growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus parasiticus by essential oils of selected plant materials. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol . 1994;13(1):67-72.
- Kwon BM, Lee SH, Cho YK, So SH, Youn MR, Change SI. Synthesis and biological activity of cinnamaldehydes as angiogenesis inhibitors. Bioorg Med Chem Lett . 1997;7(19):2473-2476.
- Koh WS, Yoon SY, Kwon BM, Jeong TC, Nam KS, Han MY. Cinnamaldehyde inhibits lymphocyte proliferation and modulates T-cell differentiation. Int J Immunopharmacol . 1998;20(11):643-660.
- Duessel S, Heuertz RM, Ezekiel UR. Growth inhibition of human colon cancer cells by plant compounds. Clin Lab Sci . 2008;21(3):151-157.
- Lee KH, Choi EM. Stimulatory effects of extract prepared from the bark of Cinnamomum cassia blume on the function of osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. Phytother Res . 2006;20(11):952-960.
- Ernst E. Herbal medicinal products during pregnancy: are they safe? BJOG . 2002;109(3):227-235.
- Meding B. Skin symptoms among workers in a spice factory. Contact Dermatitis . 1993;29(4):202-205.
- Sánchez-Pérez J, García-Díez A. Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from eugenol, oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves in a physiotherapist. Contact Dermatitis . 1999;41(6):346-347.
- Hartmann K, Hunzelmann N. Allergic contact dermatitis from cinnamon as an odour-neutralizing agent in shoe insoles. Contact Dermatitis . 2004;50(4):253-254.
- Mihail RC. Oral leukoplakia caused by cinnamon food allergy. J Otolaryngol . 1992;21(5):366-367.
- Tremblay S, Avon SL. Contact allergy to cinnamon: case report. J Can Dent Assoc . 2008;74(5):445-461.
- Goldenberg D, Lee J, Koch WM, et al. Habitual risk factors for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2004;131(6):986-993.
- Westra WH, McMurray JS, Califano J, Flint PW, Corio RL. Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue associated with cinnamon gum use: a case report. Head Neck . 1998;20(5):430-433.
- Chase CK, McQueen CE. Cinnamon in diabetes mellitus. Am J Health Syst Pharm . 2007;64(10):1033-1035.
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Cinnamomum verum (Lauraceae) Common names Malabathron; Kayu manis; Tvach Bark; Cinnamon; Seylan Tarcini
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Cinnamon Bark Organic Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum) Dried Bark Powder. Origin: Sri Lanka. Other ingredients: Alcohol, vegetable palm glycerin, crystal clear water. Contains NO: GMO, gluten, artificial colors, heavy metals, preservatives, pesticides, fertilizers.
Beneficial effects of cinnamon on the metabolic syndrome, inflammation, and pain, and mechanisms underlying these effects – a review.
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Joseph L. Evans, Ph.D. and Miki Bahng, Ph.D.
Last Update: March 4, 2014.
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions throughout the world: 8.3% of adults – 382 million people have diabetes, and the number of people with the disease is set to rise beyond 592 million in less than 25 years (http://www.idf.org/sites/default/files/EN_6E_Atlas_Full_0.pdf). Furthermore, the prevalence of insulin resistance, a major causative factor in the early development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the insulin resistance syndrome (also known as the metabolic syndrome), is even more widespread [1-3]. Recent data (1999-2010) indicate that the prevalence of the insulin resistance syndrome among US adults (≥20 years of age) is approximately 25% of the population ; the International Diabetes Federation has reported an identical figure for the worldwide prevalence in adults (http://www.idf.org/metabolic-syndrome).
This situation is further exacerbated by obesity, a major risk factor for developing T2D and cardiovascular disease. Results from the 2009–2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 33.0% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are overweight, 35.7% are obese, and 6.3% are extremely obese
(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_adult_09_10/obesity_adult_09_10.pdf). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008. In 2008, 10% of men and 14% of women in the world were obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2), compared with 5% for men and 8% for women in 1980. An estimated 205 million men and 297 million women over the age of 20 were obese – a total of more than half a billion adults worldwide (http://www.who.int/gho/ncd/risk_factors/obesity_text/en/). Since dietary modification and increased physical activity provide insufficient glucose control over the long-term course of the disease, the vast majority of patients require some type of pharmacological intervention [5;6].
Pharmacological options for the management of T2D have been increasing, and will continue to do so [5;7;8], (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24278998).The cost of prescription medications may exceed the financial capacity of older citizens, those without adequate health insurance, and those living in poverty [9;10]. Certain ethnic groups who are at increased risk for developing diabetes (e.g. Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans), come from cultures with a long history of use of traditional medicines, and are likely to employ one or more folk (botanical) treatments rather than prescription medications [11-20]. Though a majority of diabetic patients are being treated, many are unable to achieve the current American Diabetes Association-recommended goal of HbA1c < 7%. For these reasons, it is appropriate to identify and evaluate adjunctive options in the light of available evidence, as to whether they are safe and to any extent effective. This presentation does not recommend or endorse their use. We emphasize that almost no data is available on long-term outcomes (safety or efficacy) with these agents or on their cost effectiveness.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae)
There is evidence that Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae), Cinnamon Bark extract can help in promoting healthy blood sugar and treating diabetes. Recent U.S.D.A. reports demonstrate that extracts of Cinnamon increase insulin activity, enhancing the breakdown of glucose and improving blood sugar concentrations. A less obvious group who can benefit from this wonderful herbal tincture is women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. In traditional medicine, it has been used for digestive ailments such as indigestion, gas and bloating, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea and painful menstruation. And studies show that it can lower LDL cholesterol and thought to be a really great support herb for heart health. Cinnamon has a mild anti-clotting effect in the blood, which could be beneficial for some. Cinnamon Bark can also have a mild anti-inflammatory effect and it contains anti-fungal properties that have been shown to have the ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections. It can wipe out strains of Helicobacter pylori. This is the common cause of ulcers, heart disease, and possibly, some types of cancer. Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) is believed to of use for people who tend to feel hot in their upper body but have cold feet.
Type 2 diabetes, or adult-onset diabetes, is a major public health concern, and not just for adults but for children. Studies were done at the Human Nutrition Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and they screened the herbal extracts of a number of commonly consumed plants to see how well they could mimic the effects of insulin, the protein hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. From a selection of 49 culinary and medicinal herbs, they found that Cinnamon was far more effective than any other medicinal plant in fulfilling insulin’s appointed role. Daily Cinnamon consumption may lead to reductions in blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides. This action has also been shown to by as much as twenty percent in Type 2 diabetic patients who are not taking insulin. This is the news that is probably the most exciting for people who respond to low-carb diets since most, or at least a substantial amount, of us are probably insulin resistant or diabetic. Improving insulin resistance is helpful in weight control as well as decreasing the risk of heart disease, this has a lot of people interested in the benefits of Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) Bark extract. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused primarily by insulin resistance, and the blood sugar regulating effects of Cinnamon Bark tincture can greatly reduce the insulin resistance and improve the health of those who suffer from this painful disease.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) Bark extract scored 42.5, out of 50, in terms of anti-fungal activity. It stops the growth of Candida, a yeast that is problematic when it overgrows on various parts of the body. One German study showed that Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) suppresses completely the cause of most urinary tract infections (Escherichia coli bacteria) and the fungus responsible for vaginal yeast infections (Candida albicans) and thrush (oral yeast infections). It has also been found to be quite effective against Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers), and even head lice. Japanese researchers have found that Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) contains a substance that is both antibacterial and antifungal that helps to prevent athlete’s foot, and experiments have shown this to be effective in helping to suppress E-coli, as well as Staphylococci and the bacteria found in tuberculosis.
The Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) bark botanical extract has been used to ease gastrointestinal complaints is an antiseptic, antifungal, astringent and stimulant that will also help to stop diarrhea, constipation, GI spasms and relieve nausea/vomiting and flatulence. Cinnamon warms and strengthens the organs of digestion. Cinnamon also functions as a hemostatic, a substance that stops blood flow. It is, therefore, helpful as an aid in minimizing bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract, which can occur with gastric ulcers.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) helps to control bleeding, uterine hemorrhage, and excessive menstrual flow. Cinnamon Bark checks flooding and relieves menstrual cramps. It can be used as a tincture every fifteen minutes to stop uterine bleeding. It is a classic astringent that “dries up” diarrhea and mucus and reduces many types of internal bleeding, such as lung, intestinal, nasal, urinary and uterine. It can be used to treat all sorts of uterine infections and stop vaginal discharges in affected women. The property of this herb is also successful in stemming the bleeding during heavy nosebleeds.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) is a traditional remedy for aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as cold and flu. Other conditions which are said to be improved by the use of Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) bark tincture include fevers, coughs, easing asthma symptoms, and bronchitis. It has a thermogenic, warming effect and this aromatic herb is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a hypotensive that stimulates blood flow and peripheral circulation, which can be especially beneficial to people with cold hands and feet. It is also used in the treatment of internal congestion. It is used to treat catarrh and other types of infections and gives vital energy back to the affected person.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) is now on the list of antivirals. An Israeli researcher has demonstrated that a Cinnamon extract has been able to quickly and effectively immunize fowl against Newcastle disease virus, and further studies on Avian Flu H9, HIV virus, and herpes simplex-1 also achieved positive results. Cinnamon extract may also be useful in combating the deadly Bird Flu H5.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) is considered a natural herbal painkiller due to its prostaglandin-inhibiting action. Cinnamon may ease the discomforts of arthritis and rheumatism, relieve spasms and hypertension; and it is also said to be specific for lower back pain.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae) can act as a relaxant helping to reduce general anxiety and stress. It also contains a chemical called eugenol that can aid in relieving pain in the body particularly arthritis. This chemical is also helpful in reducing the pain of a toothache as it deadens the nerve ending. At the same time, the properties come into full effectiveness against disorders such as persistent headaches, muscle pain, and neuralgia in the body. Cinnamon is used extensively as an herbal remedy for patients with debilitations, and during convalescence process from physical and mental injuries.
Two chemicals in Cinnamon herbal extract have shown to stop the growth of melanoma and liver cancer cells, however, due to its beta-sitosterol content, it may aggravate prostate cancer cells. In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, Cinnamon extracts reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
Ingredients: Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae), Cinnamon Bark, Structured Water, 96% Alcohol.
Non-Alcohol: Cinnamomum zeylanicum/ verum L. (Lauraceae), Cinnamon Bark, Structured Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.
All of our ingredients are Certified Organic, Kosher, or Responsibly Wildcrafted. No genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are involved. All other products that are distributed by us meet our high-quality standards.
Instructions: Use 10-20 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 2-4 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Pregnant women or those allergic to Balsam of Tolu should not use Cinnamon Herbal Supplement. For diabetics and those taking blood thinners, Cinnamon tinctures may cause blood glucose to be excessively lowered when combined with insulin and they should consult a healthcare provider before using this herbal supplement. it can also have a blood thinning effect so it should not be taken with anti-clotting medications such as Coumadin (warfarin), or by people with bleeding disorders. This product is not recommended if you have a tendency toward excessive menstrual bleeding without consulting a physician, as it is a uterine stimulant. Men with, or recovering from, prostate cancer should not take Cinnamon. Taking Cinnamon and antibiotics together may make the antibiotic not work for you. Increased heart rate (pulse), feeling dizzy, shortness of breath and redness of the face may occur if you take too much Cinnamon. Small amounts of Cinnamon tincture may help with digestive ailments but large doses may cause digestive irritation or other serious side effects. Large doses should not be used without the guidance of a botanically-trained health provider.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by Herbal Alchemy is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own healthcare provider.
Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomi ceylanici cortex) Published February 1, 1990.
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