|Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon or true cinnamon, native to India and Sri Lanka) and C. aromaticum (Chinese cinnamon or cassia, native to China and Vietnam) are evergreen trees in the laurel family (Lauraceae). They are often used interchangeably for loss of appetite and stomach complaints such as spasms, bloating, and flatulence, and their glucose lowering effects.
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Please enjoy this information on cinnamon made available through the generosity of Vit-Best’s adoption.
Additional ABC Cinnamon Resources
Cinnamon bark monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.
Cinnamon bark monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.
Cinnamon Profile 2012; 95:1-5
Cinnamon and Ginger May Decrease Inflammation in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. HC# 091523-542, April 15, 2016
Review of the Health Benefits of Cinnamon. HC# 081546-541, March 31, 2016
Cinnamon Consumption Reduces Symptoms of Primary Dysmenorrhea. HC# 081537-530, October 15, 2015
Cinnamon Species and Their Pharmacological Activities. HC# 061445-509, November 28, 2014
Cinnamon Extracts Have Potential as Antimicrobial, Antiparasitic, and Anti-inflammatory Agents and May Benefit Patients with Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. HC# 111321-485, November 27, 2013
Updated Meta-analysis Shows Beneficial Effect of Cinnamon Supplements on Type 2 Diabetes. HC# 101321-484, November 15, 2013
Cinnamon Intake May Improve Glycemic Status Indicators in People with Diabetes. HC# 111236-470, April 15, 2013
Systemic Review of Cinnamon for Glycemic Control in Diabetes. HC# 101221-460, November 15, 2012
Meta-analysis of the Glycemic Effects of Cinnamon in Type 2 Diabetics. HC# 081261-456, September 14, 2012
Meta-analysis Demonstrates that Cinnamon Lowers Fasting Blood Glucose. HC# 061161-428, July 15, 2011
Medicinal Uses of Cinnamon Reviewed. HC# 031033-405, July 30, 2010
Cinnamon Compounds with Insulin-like Activity. HC# 030441-263, August 31, 2004
Read the Press Release on Vit-Best's (formerly Vitatech) adoption of the HerbMedPro Cinnamon record.