CINNAMOMUM TAMALA Overview Information
Cinnamomum tamala is a tree. It grows in parts of the Himalayas and in northern parts of India. The leaf and bark are used as medicine.
Cinnamomum tamala is used for many conditions such as diabetes, cough and cold, arthritis, heart and liver health, and others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, Cinnamomum tamala is used as a spice or flavoring agent. Cinnamomum tamala is related cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, and Cinnamomum burmanii. But these are not the same. Cinnamomum tamala is also sometimes called "Indian bay leaf." Indian bay leaf is not the same as bay leaf. See separate listings for cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmanii, and bay leaf.
How does it work?
Cinnamomum tamala might help the pancreas release insulin. This might lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
- Diabetes. Taking Cinnamomum tamala three times per day for 3 months might lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
- Common cold.
- Stomach and intestinal problems.
- Skin diseases.
- Bad breath.
- Other uses.
CINNAMOMUM TAMALA Side Effects & Safety
There isn’t enough reliable information available to know if Cinnamomum tamala is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Cinnamomum tamala if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Cinnamomum tamala might lower blood sugar. Watch for signs of low blood sugar and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use Cinnamomum tamala.
Surgery: Cinnamomum tamala might lower blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using Cinnamomum tamala at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
CINNAMOMUM TAMALA Dosing
The appropriate dose of Cinnamomum tamala 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 Cinnamomum tamala. 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.