Cinnamon sticks - whole, organic

Herbs: Cinnamon Sticks - Whole

Common Name: Cinnamon
Latin Name: Cinnamomum burmannii
Origin: Indonesia

Cinnamon acts as a tonic to the entire body. It promotes sweating, increases blood circulation, increases the production of digestive fluids, relieves smooth muscle spasms, and increase the flow of urine. Externally, it can be used as a tea or powder for vaginal infections. In the digestive system, it helps with weak digestion, colic, griping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Cinnamon can also act as a relaxant, reducing anxiety and stress. It has strong volatile oils that are a potent antibacterial, antifungal and even a uterine stimulant.

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From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • This is not like the Cinnamon you may find on a spice rack in a supermarket. This is much fresher and more effective.
  • We use it very often in tea and tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. Most often we add it to other remedies (especially tinctures) to make them taste better.
  • Chewing on a few sticks after a meal is a great way to neutralize the germs that cause cavities. They also freshen your breath, and are a digestive aid. We love it!
  • Cinnamon is a food and spice. Thus, we keep it in the kitchen as all other food ingredients. We add it to many dishes (hot cereals, meat dishes, deserts, stir fry, vegetables, etc.) to enhance the flavor and add nutritional value to our foods.
  • Like most spices, Cinnamon is a potent flavor enhancer. Use it often, but a little goes a long way. We find ourselves adding it to more recipes everyday.
  • Cinnamon can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most spices, Cinnamon should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

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cinnamon sticks
by randy on Mar 22, 2014

Are these good for making apple pie moonshine?

    Re: cinnamon sticks
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 25, 2014

    Hello, as we haven't tried using these for apple pie moonshine I'm not exactly sure how they would work. Thanks!

Ceylon Cinnamon
by Elizabeth on Jan 24, 2014

Would you consider carrying the whole ceylon cinnamon again? I picked some up in the local farmers market store and was absolutely amazed at the wonderful taste versus the cassia. Perhaps it didn't sell well due to lack of sufficient information regarding this type.

    Re: Ceylon Cinnamon
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 31, 2014

    Hello, unfortunately we are not going to be carrying anything new at least until the beginning of next year. Thanks!

toothpaste recipe
by KC on Dec 1, 2013

How do I measure out cinnamon sticks in cups? The bentonite clay toothpaste recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups but is supposed to make 1 1/2- 2 pints. I was planning to make a 1/4 or 1/2 batch. If I skip the stevia will it taste bad? Thanks

    Re: toothpaste recipe
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 5, 2013

    You would just measure out the cinnamon sticks as you would anything else in a measurements. Stevia does help with the taste but it is optional.

toothpaste follow-up question
by KC on Oct 16, 2013


How long does the toothpaste keep (at room temperature)? Does the bentonite clay pull the nylon/plastic out of traditional toothbrush bristles? I have an electric toothbrush for my sensitive/receeding gums

    Re: toothpaste follow-up question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 17, 2013

    It should last for around 6 months. Clay is safe for dental hygiene uses and will not affect the dental restorative materials or cleaning materials. Thanks!

How much for toothpaste recipe?
by KC on Oct 15, 2013

How much do I need for the toothpaste recipe (in pounds)? I believe it calls for 1 1/2 cups. How much toothpaste does the recipe make? Safe for infants?
Thank you

    Re: How much for toothpaste recipe?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 16, 2013

    One 1/2 lb would be enough for the bentonite tooth paste kit! it all depends on the consistency of your toothpaste but the kit makes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 pints.

Is water extract (tea) of cassia safer?
by Susan on Sep 21, 2013

I thought I read that a water extract of cinnamon (which would be tea) is generally safer because the toxic component (coumarin?) is left behind. Do you think this is true? I would like my daughter to drink it regularly as it may be good for PMS.

    Re: Is water extract (tea) of cassia safer?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Sep 26, 2013

    From what I read, putting a cinnamon into hot water for a tea does diminish the component coumarin. But also, Cinnamon, if taken in the right amount, will not hurt you. In fact, there are incredible healing powers with cinnamon. If you were to drink 6 cups a day for 6 years, then yes, you could possibly have damage from the toxin, coumarine. Red Raspberry is also a great tea to drink. It can help regulate your periods. We also have a great PMS Tincture Kit. Thanks!

Cinnamon Uses
by Brianna on May 27, 2013

Is this the cassia cinnamon? Also, would a stick of this keep well in satchet in my closet? I've been looking for multi-purpose cinnamon that I can use both in my scented crafts and in my cooking.

    Re: Cinnamon Uses
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 28, 2013

    Yes this is the cassia cinnamon and it would be fine to use in sachets.

How to know cylon and cassia cinnamon sticks?
by Snow on May 18, 2013

Hi my name is Snow and working in Kuwait. I have been searching for cassia cinnamon since long time. But I really don't know how to know between them, cassia and cylon. Before I did not know about the sticks. So I was looking for only cassia cinnamon powder. I found a lot of cinnamon powder in all the market. But nobody could tell me that cassia or cylon. Just I would like to know is all the cinnamon sticks are cassia? Or if there is cylon cinnamon sticks, how can I know between them? I just want to have cassia cinnamon sticks as daily.

    Re: How to know cylon and cassia cinnamon sticks?
    by Anonymous on May 20, 2013

    The cassia cinnamon sticks usually have a thicker, single layered bark whereas the ceylon has more of a thin and layered look. Here is a picture of both:

sweet cinnamon vs cassia cinnamon
by natalie on Mar 11, 2013

I was wondering Bulk Herb Store's thoughts on the difference between Cinnamomum burmannii (cassia cinnamon) and Cinnamomum verum (sweet cinnamon). Sweet cinnamon is so much more expensive and I saw that BHS doesn't carry it either.

Is there a reason you don't carry it? Is there one you would recommend over the other?


    Re: sweet cinnamon vs cassia cinnamon
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    The Ceylon cinnamon seems to be considered safer to use in medicinal quantities as the cassia has much higher levels of coumarin which can possibly pose health risks if taken in substantial amounts over a prolonged period of time. The reason we don't carry the "true cinnamon" any more is because it wasn't enough of a seller.

I don't like to waste anything.
by Trudy on Feb 4, 2013

This may be a strange comment. I also love to add cinnamon sticks to my favorite teas. They give great flavor through 4-5 cups of tea. After the last cup, just after I am done sipping the last of the tea, I have discovered that the sticks are very soft and easy to chew. Now after using the stick for the last time, I enjoy the treat of nibbling on the soft stick itself. This makes my teeth feel VERY clean! I just figured that cinnamon powder is just ground up cinnamon sticks. Please let me know if this is not a healthy thing for me to do. Until I hear otherwise, I will continue to enjoy them.

    Re: I don't like to waste anything.
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 15, 2013

    It depends on what kind of cinnamon you are using. According to WebMD, Cassia Cinnamon "is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken in large amounts, long-term. Taking large amounts of cassia cinnamon might cause side effects in some people. Cassia cinnamon can contain large amounts of a chemical called coumarin. In people who are sensitive, coumarin might cause or worsen liver disease."
    So you might want to do some research on that!

So fresh!
by Jennifer on Feb 18, 2010

I love your cinnamon sticks because they are the freshest I’ve seen. I use them daily to add to my Red Raspberry tea. They are so fresh and strong that I am able to use the same stick for several days—I just rinse it off after each use and save it for the next time!

Great with Applesauce
by Jennifer on Aug 24, 2009

I have a great use for the Cinnamon Sticks I got from Bulk Herb Store! When I was canning applesauce recently, I put one whole stick in each quart of applesauce, then processed them as usual. After a few months, we opened a jar to find a super-tasting cinnamon applesauce. I thought you might want to pass this along to others as it is apple harvest time. This would be an easy way to add delicious flavor to applesauce. Thanks for providing excellent quality products!

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