Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees.

Nota de alcance (en)

Bark: bad belly, diarrhea, vomiting


Stem: Bark infusion is employed in French Guiana to increase dilation during childbirth. Infusion is used by Hindus in Surinam for treating coughs and colds.


Western Ghats at low levels. Plantations of cinnamon are confined to Kerala State.

Bark—carminative, astringent, antispasmodic, expectorant, haemostatic, antiseptic.
Leaf— antidiabetic. Ground cinnamon is used in diarrhoea and dysentery; for cramps of the stomach, gastric irritation; for checking nausea and vomiting; used externally in toothache, neuralgia and rheumatism. The bark is included in medicinal preparations for indigestion, flatulence, flu, mothwashes, gargles, herbal teas.



Folk medicinal uses

Cinnamon twigs and leaves are sold in Jamaican markets. Boiling water poured on to them makes a drink which may also be taken on corn meal porridge. It is said to be good for the stomach. It is thought to have been introduced into Jamaica in 1782 by Admiral Rodney.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Barret, Bruce Economic Botany vol. 48, nro. 1 .-- p. 8-20 1994

2) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

4) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts I & II. – p. 15.

Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees.
Término aceptado: 17-Mar-2017