December 07, 2022

Cinnamon 1:2 (Cinnamomum Aromaticum)


Cinnamon is a pungent and warming herb used mainly to control blood sugar levels and warm the stomach. It improves the flavour of the formula


2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used:

Stem bark outer

Main Actions:

  • Antidiabetic
  • Carminative
  • Stomachic
  • Spasmolytic
  • Mild astringent
  • Aromatic digestive

Key Indications:

  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome A
  • Insulin resistance (all higher doses)
  • Flatulent colic
  • Dyspepsia
  • Digestive weakness
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea

Major Safety Issues:

Caution in pregnancy and gastro-oesophageal reflux

Caution with patients on antidiabetic drugs

Take away from mineral supplement thiamine or alkaloids