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September 2014

Natural Standard Featured Updated CE/CME: Cinnamon

Natural Standard's featured CE/CME for this month is Cinnamon: Safety & Effectiveness.

Cinnamon has been used as a spice around the world for centuries. It has also been used for its possible healing benefits. It has been used to improve stomach health and gas prevention. The only two species that are approved as medicinal herbs in the genus Cinnamomum are Cinnamomum zeylanicum and C. cassia. The bark is used as a spice and is called cinnamon bark.

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