Contractions. - Cinnam. Cnm.
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum. Nat. ord., Lauraceae.
Synonym. - Laurus Cinnamomum.
Fig. - Hayne, xii., 20, 21.
Cinnamon. For. names: German, Zimmet; French, Cannelle de Ceylan; Italian, Cannella regina; Spanish, Canela de Holanda.
Habitat. - Ceylon.
Part employed. - The inner bark of shoots from the truncated stocks, as imported from Ceylon.
Characters. - About 1/5 th of a line thick, in closely-rolled quills, which are about 4 lines in diameter, containing several small quills within them, light yellowish-brown, with a fragrant odour and warm sweet aromatic taste; breaks with a splintery fracture.
Preparation. - Tincture, using rectified spirit.
There is no regular proving, but it has been admitted in the Pharmacopoeias of Buchner, Jahr, and Gruner, on account of several homoeopaths having found it useful in uterine haemorrhage.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.