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    Baker’s Cinnamon, Canela de Saigón, Cinnamomum loureirii, Cinnamomum loureiroi, Nikkei, Nhucque, Que Thanh, Saigon Cassia, Saigonkanel, Saigonzimt, Saigonzimtbaum, Vietnamese Cassia, Vietnamese Cinnamon, Yukgyenamu.

    SAIGON CINNAMON Side Effects
    SAIGON CINNAMON Interactions
    SAIGON CINNAMON Overview Information

    Saigon cinnamon is a type of cinnamon that grows in Vietnam.

    Saigon cinnamon is used by mouth for diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. But there is limited scientific research to support these uses.

    In food and drinks, Saigon cinnamon is used as a flavoring agent.

    How does it work?

    It is not known how Saigon cinnamon might work for medical conditions.

    SAIGON CINNAMON Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • Diabetes.
    • Rheumatoid arthritis.
    More evidence is needed to rate Saigon cinnamon for these uses.

    SAIGON CINNAMON Side Effects & Safety

    There isn’t enough reliable information available to know if Saigon cinnamon is safe or what the side effects might be when taken in normal amounts.

    Saigon cinnamon is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts for a long period of time. Taking large amounts of Saigon cinnamon might cause side effects in some people. Saigon cinnamon contains a chemical called coumarin. In people who are sensitive, coumarin might cause or worsen liver disease.

    Special Precautions & Warnings

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Saigon cinnamon if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    Liver disease: Saigon cinnamon contains a chemical that might harm the liver. If you have liver disease, do not take Saigon cinnamon in amounts larger than the amounts normally found in food.

    SAIGON CINNAMON Interactions What is this?

    We currently have no information for SAIGON CINNAMON Interactions


    The appropriate dose of Saigon cinnamon 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 Saigon cinnamon. 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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