Botanical Name: Cinnamomum verum
Common Names and Synonyms: Common Cinnamon
Background: Cinnamon is used by herbalists to relieve nausea
and vomiting. Cinnamon also produces a mild astringency that is helpful
for diarrhea. Native to southern Asia, the cinnamon tree has provided
a spice known the world over. Most cinnamon comes from Asia and the
West Indies. The bark is stripped from the tree and dried.
Used extensively for cakes and cookies, and to mask unpleasant tasting
herbs in tonics, cinnamon has a reputation for settling the stomach.
Cinnamon in the Cayce Readings
Edgar Cayce recommended cinnamon in a variety of applications, most frequently
as an ingredient in clary water or in combination with lime water (and
frequently potassium iodide and potassium bromide) to settle the stomach.
Numerous readings specify that the cinnamon should be in the form of bark
Cinnamon was typically used in conjunction with other substances.
Although a wide diversity of combinations were given, the most common
substances mentioned in the same readings with cinnamon were as follows:
Cayce Quotes on Cinnamon
(Q) What about alcoholic stimulants?
(A) The Clarey Water [Clary Water] is composed of alcoholic stimulants.
That is not needed in this, only enough to keep it as long as it is taken
in the intestines. That is composed of gin, cinnamon, and tary [clary]
flower. That takes up or similates the gastric juices of the stomach.
[See 5676-1, Par. B1 for detailed formula.]
Then we would give stimulating forces to the supply
of the digestive organs of the body, that is, through the stomach.
A sedative to the body forces of gin, sugar, sage and cinnamon mixed together.
An active principle for the kidneys, liver; stimulation for the secretions
of the intestines.
Now, we find, we have given very specifically as
to how these medicinal properties should be prepared. We would prepare
the sage tea first, while warm, sufficient to easily dissolve the beet
sugar, and only use beet sugar. This should be prepared in the medicinal
properties, then adding Ambergris dissolved in the alcohol, then adding
the Gin (Gordon's dry), then adding the Cinnamon. These properties
taken in this manner with the system, the sage becomes the sedative, and
an active principle with the gastric juices and an incentive to the emunctories
in liver, and with the sediments from the Ambergris as stimulated by the
alcohol, and beet sugar, will give the action necessary to the pancreas
and duodenum to receive the incentive for their functioning. This
we find in the sugar properties, with the mixture in the system, does not
become the active principle as that in cane sugar. Hence the beet
In the system below the digestion in stomach, the
Cinnamon and Gin becomes the active principle with the hepatic circulation.
These properties should be taken in the system in small quantities, as
has been outlined.
To 2 ounces of a 2% solution of lime water, add 2 ounces of a 10% solution
of cinnamon water. To this 10 minims of a 10% solution of Iodide
Potassium, with 5 minims of 10% solution Bromide Potassium.
The dose of this would be 3 to 5 drops in water,
taken every 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours, according to the needs of the condition
of the body. This we would find will offer the correct balance in
the system for nausea as is produced by the motion, for the action of same
is of a nerve condition, produced by unbalancing of the hypogastric and
pneumogastric plexuses, producing nausea, headache, to the body.
This we find would work direct with the system as in this: The lime
water offering the reaction in gastric juices to produce elimination, the
cinnamon offering the sediment and sedative or the gastric juices, while
the Iodide and Bromide act as the sedimentary forces for the nerve system,
pneumogastric and hypogastric each being acted upon in a different manner
by the two in the combination with each other in this manner.
, we find the trip would be well, change in
the scenes and the conditions would be good. We will have some inconveniences
through nausea. These may be assisted by keeping cinnamon and limewater
at hand, or taking sips of these occasionally.
... giving internally small doses limewater and of cinnamon water,
equal parts, to settle the stomach, reduce irritation.
Lime water, spoonful at time, every few minutes, or fifteen to twenty
minutes apart, to reduce the nausea. Cinnamon may be added after
osteopathic treatments are given, so that assimilation may take place in
(Q) What may she do to prevent getting so terribly train sick,
as she always does?
(A) Using those properties, as has been given for train sickness;
[See 106-7] equal parts lime water and cinnamon water, with the drops as
per the amount as given (proportion it so) of Iodide Potassium solution
and Bromide Potassium solution, for this taken without too much foods will
prevent the nausea, train sickness and headaches produced from same, see?
On such a voyage (if sea voyage taken), use those of equal parts of
cinnamon water and lime water as an alternative for the settling of the
stomach and digestive system.
(Q) What causes nausea? Give treatment.
(A) Lime water, Cinnamon water, Iodide Potassium, Bromide Potassium
- this will prevent nausea. This produced from conditions existent
in the physical forces as come from mental reactions in system. This,
however, as we will find, will prevent the body from taking properties
that will produce the disturbances in system - or make it very sick!
(Q) In the same proportion as that given for seasickness?
(A) Give in THIS proportion:
Lime Water............................1 ounce,
Cinnamon Water........................1 ounce,
Iodide of Potassium, 10% solution....20 minims,
Bromide of Potassium, 10% solution...40 minims.
The dose would be teaspoonful in half a glass of
When there are the acute conditions, if the gums
would be painted with Oil of Cinnamon this would relieve the condition
much better than giving any sedative.