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    Cinnamonum Burmannii, Batavia Cassia, Batavia Cinnamon, Birmazimt, Birmazimtbaum, Canelle de Padang, Cannelier de Malaisie, Cassia Vera, Cinnamon Stick, Fagot Cassia, Indonesian Cassia, Indonesian Cinnamon, Indonesische Kaneel, Indonesischer Zim...
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    PADANG CASSIA Overview
    PADANG CASSIA Side Effects
    PADANG CASSIA Interactions
    PADANG CASSIA Overview Information

    Padang cassia is a type of cinnamon. It is prepared from the bark of a small tree found in Southeast Asia. Padang cassia is less expensive than other cinnamons such as cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon and is the most common type of cinnamon sold in the US.

    People use Padang cassia for prediabetes, diabetes, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

    In food and beverages, Padang cassia is used as a flavoring agent.

    While Padang cassia is related to other cinnamons, they are not the same. See separate listings for cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, and Cinnamomum tamala.

    How does it work?

    Padang cassia 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.

    PADANG CASSIA Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • A grouping of symptoms that increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke (metabolic syndrome). Early research shows that taking Padang cassia 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.
    • Obesity. Early research shows that taking Padang cassia can help to reduce body fat in people who are overweight or obese.
    • A hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with cysts (polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS). Early research shows that taking Padang cassia can help regulate the menstrual cycle in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
    • Diabetes.
    • Prediabetes.
    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Padang cassia for these uses.

    PADANG CASSIA Side Effects & Safety

    When taken by mouth: Padang cassia is LIKELY SAFE when taken in amounts typically found in food. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken as a medicine in doses up to 1500 mg daily for up to 6 months. However, when it is taken in large amounts for a long period of time, it is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Padang cassia contains a chemical called coumarin. In people who are sensitive, coumarin might harm the liver.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Padang cassia is safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    Diabetes: Padang cassia 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 Padang cassia in amounts larger than what's normally found in food.

    Liver disease: Padang cassia contains a chemical that might harm the liver. If you have liver disease, don't take Padang cassia in amounts larger than what's normally found in food.

    Surgery: Padang cassia might lower blood sugar and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking Padang cassia as a medicine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

    PADANG CASSIA Interactions What is this?

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    The appropriate dose of Padang cassia 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 Padang cassia. 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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