August 29, 2016


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What other names is Canella known by?

Barbasco, Bois-Cannelle, Bois de Cannelle, Canela Blanca, Cannelle Blanche, Canella alba, Canella winterana, Curbana, Laurus winterana, Macambo, Palo Malambo, White Cinnamon, White Wood, Wild Cinnamon, Winterana canella.

What is Canella?

Canella is an herb. The ground bark is used as medicine.

People take canella for colds, poor circulation, and as a bitter tonic.

In foods, canella is used as a cooking spice.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colds.
  • Poor circulation.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of canella for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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