The inner bark of shoots from the truncated stocks of Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Imported from Ceylon.

Characters. - In closely rolled quills, containing several small quills within them, light yellowish-brown, with a fragrant odour and warm sweet aromatic taste; breaks with a splintery fracture.

Composition. - A volatile oil to the extent of 1 per cent. with mannite, sugar, mucilage, and tannic acid.

Adulteration. - Cassia lignea.

Test. - Decoction of cassia lignea is coloured blue-black by tincture of iodine.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Aquea Cinnamomi ..........................................................................

1-2 fl. oz.

Decoctum Hae matoxyli .............................................................

1-2 fl. oz.

Infusum Catechu .........................................................................

1-2 fl. oz.

Oleum Cinnamomi ..................................................................

1-5 min.

Pulvis Catechu Compositus .................................................

20-40 gr.

Pulvis Cinnamomi Compositus .........................................

10-30 gr.

Pulvis Creatae Aromaticus .............................................

10-60 gr.

Pulvis Kino Compositus .................................................

5-20 gr.

Tinctura Cardamomi Composita ..................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Catechu .............................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Cinnamomi...................................................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Lavanduale Composita ................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Vinum Opii .........................................................

10-40 min.

U.S.P.

Dose.

Pulvis Aromaticus...................................................................................

10-30 gr.

Tinctura Cinnamomi..............................................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Oleum ,, .............................................................................

1-5 min.

Tinctura Lavandulae Composita............................................................

1/2-2 fl. dr.

Vinum Opii.............................................................................................

6 min.

Pulvis Cinnamomi Compositus, B.P.; Pulvis Aromaticus, U.S.P. Compound Cinnamon Powder, B.P.; Aromatic Powder, U.S.P. - Equal parts of cinnamon, cardamoms, and ginger, B.P. Cinnamon 35, ginger 35, cardamoms 15, nutmeg 15, U.S.P.