Canella

Other Name(s):

Barbasco, Bois-Cannelle, Bois de Cannelle, Canela Blanca, Cannelle Blanche, Canella alba, Canella winterana, Curbana, Laurus winterana, Macambo, Palo Malambo, White Cinnamon, White Wood, Wild Cinnamon, Winterana canella.

Overview

Canella is an herb. The ground bark is used as medicine.

People take canella for colds, poor circulation, and as a bitter tonic.

In foods, canella is used as a cooking spice.

How does it work?

Canella might have stimulant, tonic, or antibacterial effects.

Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Colds.
  • Poor circulation.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of canella for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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Side Effects

It is not known if canella is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of canella during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of canella depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for canella. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 6/14/2021
References

Botanical.Com A Modern Herbal. www.botanical.com (Accessed 31 July 1999).

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