(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)


Cinnamon When imagining cinnamon you think on cookies baked for christmas time. Cinnamon is an exotic spice that reminds on far away southering countries and cosy wintertime.

In former times cinnamon was very expensive and only rich people could afford it. In our times nearly everybody can buy cinnamon for a good price.

But only few people know, that cinnamon is not only tasty but a very potential remedial herb.

Nearly every kind of illness can be treated with cinnamon.

In the last years cinnamon became famous for its ability to decrease the blood sugar level. Therefore it can help to treat diabetes.

Medicinal Uses

  • Antibacterial
  • Astringent
  • expectorant
  • Diuretic
  • Spasm-dissolvent
  • Mucus-dissolvent
  • Analgesic
  • Sudorific
  • strengthening
  • Loss of appetite
  • Flatulences
  • Stomach problems
  • Stomach convulsions
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Cold
  • Hoarseness
  • Coughs
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart weakness
  • Diabetes
  • Muscle pain
  • Dental pain
  • Menses weakening
  • Menopausal complaints


Used Parts:Bark, essential Oil
Time to collect:


Cinnamon You can cook and bake with cinnamon and this will be helpful for your health, especially your digestion.

Additional cinnamon kills bacterias and viruses. Therefore it can help against colds and cough.

Women find help for menses and menopausal complaints. Cinnamon can stop bleeding, if this is too much.

The most important use of cinnamon is its help for diabetes. Cinnamon can lower the level of the blood sugar. Together with sports and dieting you may be able to use less diabetes-medicine, when using cinnamon. Ask your doctor about this possibility.

Plant description

The cinnamon-tree grows in south asia.

First the cinnamon-tree grows several years and then the stem is cutted. Out of the stem there grow several stalks.

After two years the stalks are cutted and the bark is peeled.

When drying the bark rolls to the wellknown form of cinnamon.

The leaves of the cinnamon-tree are red in the beginning and later they become green with white stripes.

The flowers of the cinnamon-tree are small and insignificant.