Cinnamomum aromaticum or cassia

Cinnamomum aromaticum or cassia

A tree measuring approximately 10 metres in height. Its opposite, oblong to lance-shaped leaves are quite long, have a tough consistency and are slightly downy on the underside. The white to yellowish-coloured flowers are small and are grouped in inflorescences - The fruit is small spherical red drupes.

Latin name

Cinnamomum aromaticum ou cassia



Used part


Active components

Essential oil (cinnamaldehyde): stimulates the appetite and digestion and has a carminative and spasmolytic effect. It is also antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.

Tannins (OPC): have an antioxidant and glucose-lowering action.


Cinnamon is a warming spice, well known in oriental cuisine, but it has also been used for thousands of years in traditional phytotherapy. Cinnamon-based preparations are used to treat anorexia, bloating, nausea, dyspepsia, colic and intestinal cramps. Thanks to its antiseptic properties, it is also used as an ingredient in toothpaste. Essential oil is used in certain perfumes and liqueurs. Cinnamon stimulates the appetite, improves the digestion of fats and is involved in carbohydrate metabolism. It contributes to digestive comfort. 1-6 It has stimulating properties that contribute to resistance to mental and physical fatigue. 7.8

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