Cinnamon (dried bark of Cinnamomum cassia)

Cinnamomum cassia bark powder is prepared from the dried inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree, a species of cinnamon commonly referred to as Chinese cinnamon. It is widely used around the world for its fragrance and spicy flavor. Cinnamon has traditionally been used for digestive disturbances and the relief of bloating and flatulence.1,2,3

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Bradley PR, editor. British Herbal Compendium Volume 2: A Handbook of Scientific Information on Widely Used Plant Drugs-Companion to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Bournemouth (GB): British Herbal Medicine Association; 2006
  2. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Boston (MA): American Botanical Council; 2000.
  3. Blumenthal M, Editor. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin (TX): American Botanical Council in Cooperation with Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.