cinnamomum verum

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Grows to 50ft (15m) The inner barkConsidered by many cultures to have aphrodisiac properties. Take with anything sugary or sweet because it helps stabilize the sugar levels in the blood. It is a strong fungicide and bacteria-killer that knocks out yeasts and molds (which just happen to feed on sugar). It helps kill dangerous aflatoxins found in all breads and peanuts. These aflatoxins have been connected with liver cancer. That’s right! Eating breads and flour foods on a daily basis can lead to liver cancer. Cinnamon oils are used against HIV and herpes. Aside from killing molds, fungus and bacteria, cinnamon also stimulates circulation and stimulates other herbs to work faster. Used to relieve cramps, colic, stress, anxiety, gas, diarrhea, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual bleeding, blood cleanser, infection preventer, digestive aid, nausea, tiredness, depression, and general body pains. Inhaling oil of cinnamon can help with chest infections, colds. (then follow up with thyme). For uterine and menstrual problems, try cinnamon with blue cohosh.
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Herbal medicine [23] (25.8%): ginger (Zingiber officinale) (11.6%), black seeds {Nigella sativa) (10%), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) (5.5%), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (2.9%), and garlic (Allium sativum) (2.9%), Food supplement (30.6%): B complex (15.2%), vitamin D (14.5%), and calcium (0.6%) Al-Rowais [21] Herbal medicine (17.4%): myrrh (Commiphora molmol) (45%), black seeds (Nigella sativa) (19.6%), helteet (Ferula assa- foetida) (13.7%), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (13.7%), and aloes (Aloe vera) (11.8%) Al Saeedi et al.
Plants such as Allium sativum, Piper nigrum, Nymphaea alba, Cinnamomum verum, and their formulations are very useful for the treatment of CHD.
In the 25% concentration, Cinnamomum verum and Syzygium aromaticum showed the highest of 19 mm and 14 mm with 11 mm and 14 mm antimicrobial zones against Bacillus cereus and Aspergillus flavus respectively.
However, the genus contains only four economically important cinnamon species such as Cinnamomum zeylanicum or Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon or true cinnamon), Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cinnamomum cassia or Chinese cinnamon), Cinnamomum burmannii (Korintje, Java, or Indonesian cinnamon), and Cinnamomum loureiroi (Vietnamese or Saigon cinnamon) [11].
The healer made a number of uses of four spices in his formulations, namely bark of Cinnamomum verum, leaves of Cinnamomum tamala, floral buds of Syzygium aromaticum, and fruits of Elettaria cardamomum.
True Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), sometimes called "Sri Lankan cinnamon," is the inner layer of bark of a tropical evergreen tree related to bay laurel.