(Cinnamomun zeynalicum Breine)
CONSEQUENCES OF TAKING CINNAMON
What side effects cinnamon has?
Photography of cinnamon
Contact dermatitis: in sensitive individuals cinnamon can cause contact dermatitis.
Allergy and redness of the skin: the essential oil is sensitizer and can cause allergies when applied on the skin. For its allergenic potential, the extract and cinnamon essential oil should not be given to children under 6 years.
Colic: cinnamon contains substances in its essential oil (cinnamaldehyde) that can cause gallstone biliary colic.
Decreased blood sugar: cinnamon extract can reduce blood sugar levels. Check with your doctor before taking cinnamon extract if you have diabetes, to agree on treatment guidelines and avoid hypoglycemia.
Precautions using cinnamon
Do not use extract or essential oil of cinnamon if you are pregnant: not recommended in pregnant women because safety has not been demonstrated in these cases.
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