Cinnamon Bark [Cinnamomum spp.]

As a mucilage-containing herb, Cinnamon can be used as a demulcent to soothe the GI tract. As a tannin-containing herb, it can help to astringe and tone the tissues of the GI tract. These actions, paired with the warming volatile oils that stimulate blood flow to the digestive lining, deliver a balanced and diffusive action that can be supportive for digestive organs and cold, stagnant, ‘Kapha.’

Western herbalism, Middle Eastern herbalism, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and Ayurvedic medicine all use Cinnamon for similar purposes: supporting digestion, blood function, glycemic response, immune response, and menstruation.

In TCM, Cinnamon bark is said to tonify the kidney yang, dispel cold, warm and support abdominal organs, and encourage Qi and blood.

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