Our organic, fair trade sweet cinnamon sticks are rolled from the bark of the Cinnamomum verum tree. Their several thin layers and light, reddish-brown color signal a “true cinnamon” stick. Throughout history, cinnamon has had vast cultural significance. It was highly prized by many ancient cultures as a gift to monarchs and deities, and it maintains a long history of traditional use within eastern and western cultures. Sweet cinnamon, often referred to as “true cinnamon”, has a more subtle, delicate, and sweet flavor than the closely related cassia cinnamon.
Cinnamon is considered to be a warming herb that is stimulating to the circulatory system and soothing to the digestive system.
Traditionally used for mouth sores, yeast infections, diabetes, food poisoning or upset stomach, colds and flu, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and menstrual discomfort.
Energetics: Warming, drying and constricting.
Properties: Anti-diabetic, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, and carminative. Useful for digestive and circulatory stimulant. It can help control heavy menstrual flow and postpartum bleeding.
Precautions: Large amounts can cause gastrointestinal irritation and kidney damage. Avoid during breastfeeding. For those with diabetes, Ceylon cinnamon or cinnamon bark might lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All aspects, properties, contraindications of every product are not listed; please do your own research. Always seek the counsel of a licensed healthcare professional if you are planning to use herbs or any other product from Manipura Apothecary.