Canellae Albae Cortex - Canella Alba Bark. - The bark of Canella alba. From the West Indies.

Characters. - In quills or broken pieces, hard, of a yellowish-white or pale-orange colour, somewhat lighter on the internal surface. It has an aromatic clove-like odour, and an acrid peppery taste.

Composition. - Canella contains a bitter principle and an aromatic oil.

Canella Alba is contained in Vinum Rhei. (See Rhei Radix, page 318.)

Action And Uses

Canella alba is an aromatic bitter stomachic and tonic, like cascarilla and cinnamon. The action and uses of this class of remedies is fully described under Calumbae Radix, page 181.