This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics: An Introduction to the National Treatment of Disease", by John Mitchell Bruce. Also available from Amazon: The pharmacology and therapeutics of the materia medica.
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.)