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  Cinnamomum Schaeffer
 
Scientific Name  Cinnamomum Schaeffer
Family Name  Lauraceae
Common Name  Cinnamon, Canela. Camphor, Cassia
Photo link  http://www.worldplants.com/pics/cinnamomum.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  Cinnamon at various doses decreaed mean lasting serum glucose levels 18-29%, triglyceride 23-30% and and LDL cholesterol 7-27 in 30 middle-aged type 2 diabetics compared with controls (Khan 2003).
Other Uses  Anorexia, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, fever, gastrointestinal spasm, gingivitis, nausea, vomiting (Johnson 2002).
Formulations used by  Informants  As herb sprinkled on food.
Phytochemistry  Cinnamaldehyde; phenols, terpenes, cinnamyl alcohol, tannins, mucilage, procyanidins and coumarins (Feltrow 1999).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Allergic reactions, skin and mucous membrane irritation. A toxic reaction resulted from ingestion of 2 oz. of cinnamon oil (Johnson 2002).
Potential Medication  Interactions  No significant medication interactions noted.
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