Cinnamon, also known as cinnamon, official laurel or cinnamon, is a general name for the bark of Lauraceae plants such as Tianzhugui, Yinxiang, fine-leaved cinnamon, cinnamon or Sichuan osmanthus. This product is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine, and it is also a food spice or cooking seasoning. The original plants of commercial cinnamon bark are more complicated, and there are about ten species, all of which are plants of the genus Lauraceae. There are 8 kinds commonly used in various places, among which there are mainly osmanthus, blunt leaf osmanthus, yinxiang and Huanan osmanthus, and other types are mostly used in regional medicines. Various varieties were used as spices in ancient times in the West. It is used in Chinese cuisine to flavor stews and is an ingredient in five-spice powder.
The bark of Lauraceae arbor plants Tianzhugui, Yinxiang, etc. Tianzhugui, also known as Chuangui and Tuguipi, are distributed in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan and other places in China; Yinxiang, also known as mountain cinnamon and even sticky tree, are distributed in central and southern Fujian, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Yunnan and other places. Harvested in autumn and winter, dried in the shade.
[Performance] Spicy in taste, warm in nature. It can appetize and eat, warm the middle and dispel cold, relieve pain and promote blood circulation.
[Reference] Tianzhugui contains volatile oils, including phellandrene and eugenol. Yinxiang also contains volatile oils, mainly cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, safrole and so on.
Both Tianzhugui and Yinxiang can promote the secretion of digestive juice and eliminate intestinal gas. Eugenol has inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella, Escherichia coli, Proteus and so on.
[Use] For weakness of the spleen and stomach, loss of appetite, or cold pain in the epigastric abdomen, vomiting; women postpartum blood stasis and abdominal pain.
[Usage] As seasoning, decoction.
[Note] Not suitable for pregnant women.
Cinnamon brown sugar soup: 6~9g cinnamon, appropriate amount of brown sugar. Take it in decoction.
This prescription uses cinnamon to warm the meridians and activate blood; brown sugar and blood to promote stasis, and has the effect of warming and nourishing the spleen and stomach. It is used for women with postpartum blood stasis and abdominal pain, or eat less when experiencing stomach cold.
Another: In the Sichuan dialect, "guipi" means that a person is very "two", which means a little silly.
The bark of Tianzhugui contains about 1% volatile oil, which contains phellandrene, eugenol, and methyl eugenol. The leaves contain about 1% of volatile oil, about 60% of safrole, about 3% of eugenol, 1,8-phyllin, etc.
The bark of Cinnamon cinnamon contains about 1% volatile oil and 12.8% tannin. The leaves contain about 1% volatile oil. The seeds contain 40% fatty oil.
For the pharmacology of cinnamon aldehyde and eugenol contained in cinnamon, see cinnamon and clove sticks.
An unspecified variety of cinnamon has different degrees of inhibitory effects on various pathogenic fungi such as Pseudomonas schrennerii and its Mongolian variant, and concentric trichophyton in test tubes, and the water infusion is stronger than the decoction , Ether and alcohol leaching solution is stronger than water leaching agent. Therefore, its active ingredient may be volatile oil, whether it is eugenol has not been reported.