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1. Any of various chiefly tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or herbs of the genus Cassia in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, usually yellow flowers, and long, flat or cylindrical pods.
a. A tropical evergreen tree (Cinnamomum aromaticum syn. C. cassia) of East and Southeast Asia, having aromatic inner bark.
b. The bark of this tree, often ground and used as a spice. It is the chief source of cinnamon in the United States.

Cinnamon cassia

Chinese medicine
A tree native to southeast Asia which has analgesic, astringent and diaphoretic principles. In Chinese herbal medicine, the bark and twigs are used for different indications: cinnamon bark is used for anorexia, abdominal pain, asthmatic wheezing, diarrhoea, fatigue, impotence, infertility, loss of libido and urinary frequency; cinnamon twigs are used for arthritis, colds, fibroids, low-grade fever and painful menses. Both may be use in Raynaud phenomenon, to improve vision and as a cardiovascular tonic.


legume genus of the Caesalpiniaceae family of plants; contain anthraquinone glycosides which causes diarrhea and myopathy. Includes C. acutiflora (senna), C. arachoides, C. barclayana, C. didymobotrya, C. floribunda, C. obtusiflora (sicklepod), C. roemeriana. Many species in the genus have been reclassified as Senna spp.

Cassia occidentalis
causes degeneration of striated muscle with a consequent myoglobinuria and atrophy of skeletal muscles and cardiomyopathy of sufficient extent to cause death. Called also coffee senna, wild coffee.
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HPLC fingerprint was performed with the extracts of JTW1, JTW2, Rhizoma Coptidis and Cinnamomum cassia to identify the main chemical constituents in the samples.
The results of the above researches indicated that Cinnamomum cassia increased the absorption of berberine.
These results further suggested that ingredients in Cinnamomum cassia affected the pharmacokinetic behavior of berberine.
With multiple applications and remarkable curative effect, Rhizoma Coptidis and Cinnamomum cassia are commonly used in clinical practice of TCM.
The results of this study showed that all of Rhizoma Coptidis, Cinnamomum cassia and JTW could decrease fasting blood glucose level, and improve insulin level.
2006), while that of Cinnamomum cassia was indefinite.
Rhizoma Coptidis and Cinnamomum cassia is the classic medicine couple in TCM.