Cinnamomum zeylanicum  drawing of cinnamon
Habitat Tree up to 10m in height native to Sri Lanka and cultivated in south-east Asia
Constituents Essential oil, tannins
Actions Carminative
Warming stimulant
Aromatic
Antispasmodic
Therapeutic uses Digestion — relieves nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea

Colds — soothes aching muscles and other symptoms of viral conditions such as colds

absurditii blends Dusk — combined with cornflower petals, lemon balm, passionflower, chamomile flowers and vervain

Warm — combined with cornflower petals, echinacea, elder flowers, ginger and lemon grass

Chai — combined with green cardamom pods, fennel seeds, ginger, cloves and black peppercorns

Jamaica — combined with coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek, turmeric, fennel seeds ,black peppercorns , chilli flakes , allspice, green cardamom pods, clove buds and ginger

Sri Lanka — combined with coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds , fenugreek, chilli flakes , green cardamom pods and cloves

Marrakech — combined with coriander seeds, cumin seeds,ginger, chilli flakes , turmeric, black peppercorns and peppermint

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