Canella

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What other names is Canella known by?

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.

What is Canella?

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.

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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How does Canella work?

Canella might have stimulant, tonic, or antibacterial effects.

Are there safety concerns?

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 considerations for Canella.

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 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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