- What other names is Cassia Cinnamon known by?
- What is Cassia Cinnamon?
- How does Cassia Cinnamon work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Cassia Cinnamon.
People take Cassia cinnamon by mouth for diabetes, gas (flatulence), muscle and stomach spasms, preventing nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, and loss of appetite.
Some people use it for erectile dysfunction (ED), hernia, bed-wetting, joint pain, menopausal symptoms, menstrual problems, and to cause abortions. Cassia cinnamon is also used for chest pain, kidney disorders, high blood pressure, cramps, and cancer.
People apply cassia cinnamon to the skin to repel mosquitos.
In food and beverages, cassia cinnamon is used as a flavoring agent.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diabetes. There is inconsistent evidence on the effectiveness of cassia cinnamon for treating diabetes. Some research shows that taking cassia cinnamon daily for up to 3 months helps control blood sugar and reduces cholesterol and blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. However, other research shows that it has no effect on these measurements in people with type 2 diabetes. Reasons for the conflicting results are not entirely clear, but may relate to the dose, duration of treatment, severity of diabetes before treatment, or concurrent use of antidiabetes medications during treatment. Cassia cinnamon does not appear to improve blood sugar control and related symptoms in people with type 1 diabetes.
- Mosquito repellent. Early research suggests that applying cassia cinnamon oil cream to the skin can protect against mosquito bites. But, it seems to decrease in effectiveness faster than creams containing citronella and geranium oils or DEET.
- Loss of appetite.
- Muscle and stomach spasms.
- Intestinal gas.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Common cold.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Bed wetting.
- Joint pain.
- Menopausal symptoms.
- Menstrual problems.
- Chest pain.
- High blood pressure.
- Kidney problems.
- Other conditions.
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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