Nature and flavor: hot in nature, pungent and sweet in taste.
Functions and indications: tonify fire and support yang, draw fire back to its source, dispel cold and relieve pain, promote blood circulation and stimulate menstruation. For impotence, uterine cold, confidant cold pain, deficiency-cold vomiting and diarrhea, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, warming meridians and dredging channels.
The main medicinal effects of cinnamon:
Insufficient kidney yang; Mingmen fire chills and cold limbs; sore waist and knees; impotence and nocturnal emission; difficulty urinating or frequent urination; Coldness in the upper part and coldness in the lower part; bare face and cold feet; dizziness and tinnitus; broken mouth and tongue; deficiency and coldness of the spleen and kidney; Closure; postpartum stasis and abdominal pain; vaginal gangrene outflow;
Excessive fire due to deficiency of yin, excessive heat in the interior, excessive bleeding due to blood heat, and pregnant women are forbidden to take. Fear of red stone fat.
1. Effects on the central nervous system:
1.1. Sedative effect:
Cinnamon aldehyde contained in cinnamon has obvious sedative effect on mice, manifested as decreased spontaneous activity, against excessive activity produced by methamphetamine, ataxia produced by rotarod test, and prolongation of cyclohexobarbital sodium anesthesia time, etc. It has been proved to have analgesic effect by using mice tail pressing stimulation or intraperitoneal injection of acetic acid to observe writhing movement.
1.2. Cooling effect:
It has a cooling effect on the normal body temperature of mice and the artificial fever caused by the typhoid and paratyphoid mixed vaccine. Cinnamic aldehyde and sodium cinnamate have antipyretic effects on rabbits with fever caused by warm stimulation. It can delay the time of tonic convulsion and death caused by strychnine, and reduce the incidence of tonic convulsion and death caused by nicotine. It is invalid for those caused by tetrazole.
2. Antihypertensive effect:
Aconite and cinnamon compound have antihypertensive effect on adrenocortical hypertensive rats (a model formed by burning the adrenal gland on one side), but have no effect on renal hypertensive rats (a model formed by 8-shaped ligation of the kidney). This effect may be caused by aconite and cinnamon promoting the activity of the adrenal gland with reduced function and making it tend to be normal.
3. The role of preventing schistosomiasis:
Mice took 0.2ml/10g body weight (10.8g/180ml) of infusion (unspecified species) orally every day for 15 days in total. On the third day after taking the medicine, they were infected with schistosomiasis and had no preventive effect. There is a certain effect when used together.
4. Effect on blood:
In vitro and in vivo tests, cinnamon can significantly inhibit ADP-induced platelet aggregation in rats. In vitro tests show that cinnamon water decoction and methanol-soluble parts have strong anticoagulant effects. The monomers extracted from cinnamon - cinnamic acid and coumarin, have no obvious anticoagulant effect. In vivo test, cinnamon water decoction has no anticoagulant effect and does not affect the fibrinolytic activity of rabbits.