Cinnamomum aromaticum or cassia
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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- Relaxant effects on tracheal and ileal smooth muscles of the guinea pig.
Reiter M, Brandt W.
- Effects Of Carminative Volatile Oils On The Muscular Activity Of The Stomach And Colon
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Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/27/2/149.abstract
- Pharmacological studies on Chinese cinammon. II. Effects of cinnamaldehyde on the cardiovascular and digestive systems.
Harada M, Yano S.
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- Additive postprandial blood glucose-attenuating and satiety-enhancing effect of cinnamon and acetic acid.
Mettler S, Schwarz I, Colombani PC.
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- Nutritional, dietary and postprandial oxidative stress.
Sies H, Stahl W, Sevanian A.
J Nutr. 2005 May;135(5):969-72.
- Pharmacological studies on Chinese cinnamon. V. Catecholamine releasing effect of cinnamaldehyde in dogs.
Harada M, Hirayama Y, Yamazaki R.
J Pharmacobiodyn. 1982 Aug;5(8):539-46.
- TRPA1 agonists--allyl isothiocyanate and cinnamaldehyde--induce adrenaline secretion.
Iwasaki Y, Tanabe M, Kobata K, Watanabe T.
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