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Cinnamon (True) bark powder

Description

Also known as True Cinnamon, this species originates from Sri Lanka and contains considerably higher levels of key essential oils than are present in Chinese Cinnamon (AKA Cassia). This premium organic spice shares similar clinical properties as Cassia, without the safety concerns, because it is naturally much lower in coumarins.

Key Benefits

  • True Cinnamon is classified by the British Pharmacopeia as a bitter, and may be useful in the support of normal digestion

Product Features

  • 100% Certified Organic Cinnamon bark, powder USDA NOP Logo
  • Non-GMO
  • Herb Identity Guaranteed
  • We guarantee that this product has NEVER been irradiated or fumigated with Ethylene oxide gas
  • Product does NOT contain dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy or corn allergens.
  • Packaged in resealable, temperature and chemical resistant, lower air permeability, food-grade bags

Botanical Name

Cinnamomum verum

Geographical Origin

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All of our herbs undergo extensive in-house lab tests for microbial and heavy metal contamination prior to sale, to ensure our customers receive safe and effective plant material.  More on our testing...

Suggested Use

This bark is suitable for the following preparations:

* Our bulk herbs are sold in ¼ lb (113 g) and 1 lb (454 g) bags only.  Larger quantities are not available at this time.

Background and Use

Cinnamon has been very valuable historically due to its numerous properties and uses. It has played key roles in nutrition, medicine and even in religion. Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) was the only country that cultivated True Cinnamon during the spice trade era, and since Cinnamon was the most desired spice, Sri Lanka was fought over and conquered by many European nations during the 17th Century.

Cinnamaldehyde is a constituent that has been studied in both plant species, but is higher in True Cinnamon. A 2006 study implied that it may be the cinnamaldehyde that is responsible for the activity of Cinnamon.

Both cinnamaldehyde and eugenol are responsible for Cinnamon's potent antioxidant abilities. Eugenol is the same constituent found in Cloves that accounts for it having the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of all food-borne substances. Therefore, by this assumption, True Cinnamon is a superior antioxidant.

Recently, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany declared that they are assessing the potential health risk for consumers from coumarin in Cassia-containing foods and aspire to establish a Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI). However, True Cinnamon naturally has 10 times less coumarin than Cassia, regardless of whether it is water-extracted or taken in whole form.

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Precautions

Consult with your health care professional if taking prescribed medication to control blood sugar levels.  Do not use if pregnant.   Not recommended for use during pregnancy or while nursing, until further research verifies no contraindications.  Keep out of reach of children.  Discontinue if unusual symptoms occur.  Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional.  

Please visit our Prescription Drugs and Medications Index for a listing of all contraindicated Blood Sugar/Hypoglycemic Agents.  

Allergens

Use with caution if you have allergies to Cinnamon and Peruvian Balsam.

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
FDA Disclaimer
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. A health care professional should be consulted regarding the use of herbal products. Always keep your Doctor or other healthcare professional informed about the herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.
Cinnamon (True) bark powder
from $21.56
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  • 1 lb. (11258) - $21.56