|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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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
More Human Trials Needed to Support Health Benefits of Cinnamon. HC# 111031-414, December 15, 2010
Medicinal Uses of Cinnamon Reviewed. HC# 031033-405, July 30, 2010
Cinnamon Compounds with Insulin-like Activity. HC# 030441-263, August 31, 2004
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