CINNAMOMUM BURMANNII Overview Information
Cinnamomum burmannii is a type of cinnamon. It is prepared from the bark of a small tree found in Southeast Asia. Cinnamomum burmannii is less expensive than other cinnamons such as cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon. Therefore, it is the most common type of cinnamon sold in the US.
People use Cinnamomum burmannii for diabetes, weight loss, metabolic syndrome, and an ovary disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In food and beverages, Cinnamomum burmannii is used as a flavoring agent.
While Cinnamomum burmannii is related to other cinnamons, they are not all the same. See separate listings for cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, and Cinnamomum tamala.
How does it work?
Cinnamomum burmannii contains chemicals that seem to improve how the body handles blood sugar and how it responds to insulin. These effects may improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
- Diabetes. Early research shows that Cinnamomum burmanii might lower blood sugar in people healthy people and people with prediabetes. It is not known if it helps lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
- Metabolic syndrome. Early research shows that Cinnamomum burmannii can lower systolic blood pressure (the top number), blood sugar, and body fat in people with metabolic syndrome. It does not seem to lower diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) or cholesterol.
- Weight loss. Early research shows that Cinnamomum burmannii slightly reduces body fat in people who are overweight or obese.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome. Early research shows that Cinnamomum burmannii can help regulate the menstrual cycle in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
CINNAMOMUM BURMANNII Side Effects & Safety
Cinnamomum burmannii is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts typically found in food.
Cinnamomum burmannii is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in as a medicine in doses up to 1500 mg daily for up to 6 months.
Cinnamomum burmanniii is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts for a long period of time. Cinnamomum burmannii contains a chemical called courmarin. In people who are sensitive, coumarin might harm the liver.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking medicinal amounts of Cinnamomum burmannii if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Cinnamomum burmannii may lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use Cinnamomum burmannii in amounts larger than what’s normally found in food.
Liver disease: Cinnamomum burmannii contains a chemical that might harm the liver. If you have liver disease, don’t take Cinnamomum burmannii in amounts larger than what’s normally found in food.
Surgery: Cinnamomum burmannii might lower blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking Cinnamomum burmannii as a medicine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
CINNAMOMUM BURMANNII Dosing
The appropriate dose of Cinnamomum burmannii 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 burmannii. 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.