- 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.
Possibly Effective for...
- Diabetes. Some research shows that taking cassia cinnamon daily for up to 3 months helps control blood sugar and reduces cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Cassia cinnamon does not appear to improve blood sugar control and related symptoms in people with type 1 diabetes.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- 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.
- Bed wetting.
- Chest pain.
- Common cold.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED).
- High blood pressure.
- Intestinal gas.
- Joint pain.
- Kidney problems.
- Loss of appetite.
- Menopausal symptoms.
- Menstrual problems.
- Muscle and stomach spasms.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- 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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