Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnam)

Source Information

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum and Cinnamomum Cassia. N. O. Lauraceae. Tincture.

Clinical: Ascites. Caries. Constipation. Diarrhoea. Haemorrhages. Headache. Hysteria. Leucorrhoea. Menorrhagia. Metrorrhagia.

Characteristics: A leading feature of Cinnamon is haemorrhage. The haemorrhage is bright red and clear and < by any physical exertion. Cinnamomum zeylanicumCinnam also causes gastric disturbance and hysterical attacks; pains in bones and in muscles, and great weakness as after loss of fluids. Hysterical attacks, going off with eructations; with nausea or vomiting. The symptoms are < while riding; from exertion; from talking; in afternoon and evening up to midnight. Talking = hysterical attacks. It has been used in large doses by the old school in cases of uterine cancer, and some success has been claimed for it.


It is antidoted by:

Aconitum napellusAcon.

It antidotes:

Opium (crudum)Op.


Silicea terraSil., IpecacuanhaIp.


11. stomach: Nausea while riding, with gagging and vomiting of mucus.

13. stool and anus: Diarrhoea < after drinking, with acidity. Long-continued constipation; stool in hard balls. Haemorrhage from bowels occurring esp. after any physical exertion; blood, bright red and clear.

16. female sexual organs: Menorrhagia; in females troubled with itching at nose; blood bright red < after false step or strain; blood bright red. Metrorrhagia. Repeated small haemorrhages during gestation and puerperal state; < on any exertion, lifting, straining, over-stretching arms; false step.