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Cinnamon Bark Tincture


Our Cinnamon Tincture is extracted from Organic, Cinnamon Bark. This pungent, distinctive smelling spice has a long history of traditional use ranging from a remedy for colds, flu and digestive disorders – This herbal tincture can be added to liquid and taken daily.





Cinnamomum cassia - Cinnamon
Dried bark tincture - 1:3 45%   Made using Organic herbs, Spring water & Medical Grade alcohol


Shake well. 2-3 ml (half dropper) 1 - 3 times a day. Best under the tongue and held for 30 secs. Alternatively Can also be added to water or juice. For best effect use regularly.


Type 2 Diabetes

Well known for its blood sugar lowering properties, Cinnamon has been extensively studied for its anti-diabetic effects.

Cinnamon can improve sensitivity to insulin, one of the key hormones in regulating metabolism and energy. Insulin resistance is the pre-cursor to type 2 diabetes and studies show that Cinnamon can significantly reduce insulin resistance, increasing insulin sensitivity, which in turn helps to lower blood sugar levels.1

One 2008 study at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USA found that chromium and polyphenols in Cinnamon improved insulin sensitivity in women with insulin resistance associated with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).2

There are other mechanisms by which Cinnamon can lower blood sugar. It decreases the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream after a meal by interfering with certain digestive enzymes, slowing down the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract.

Furthermore, a 2001 study found that a compound derived from Cinnamon (methylhydroxychalcone polymer or MHCP), functions as a mimetic for insulin – meaning it mimics the effect of insulin on cells.3

Finally, there is much research showing that this super spice can lower fasting blood sugar levels, with many of the studies agreeing that people with type 2 diabetes who supplement with Cinnamon can experience significant positive effects on blood sugar markers.4

Heart Health

Various studies back up the traditional use of Cinnamon to protect the heart from many of the conditions that can lead to the malfunction of this all-important organ.

With powerful antioxidant properties, it offers protection to blood cells against the free radical damage that leads to damaged blood vessels. Additionally, cinnamaldehyde – the active ingredient in Cinnamon – has been found to reduce platelet aggregation, lowering the risk of blood clots.

It is also effective in reducing hypertension or high blood pressure. A 2010 study at the “Faculty of Health and Human Science”, of type 2 diabetic patients, found that an intake of 2g of Cinnamon daily was able to regulate glucose and blood pressure.5

Finally, there is preliminary research to show that cinnamophilin - an extract from Cinnamon - may help treat arrhythmia and regulate heartbeat.

Brain Health

An extract of Cinnamon was found to inhibit the build up of “tau” in the brain in a study at the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California. If this protein becomes abnormal, it can destroy nerve cells instead of supporting them, which is why it can contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, most notably – Alzheimer’s.6

Another study found that Cinnamon may be beneficial to patients with Parkinson’s Disease. It was discovered that treatment with Cinnamon helped to protect neurons, normalise neurotransmitter levels and improve motor function, although more research is needed.7

Oral Health

As a natural antibacterial agent, Cinnamon can protect and fight against the oral bacteria responsible for dental cavities, halitosis and gingivitis (gum disease) and other mouth infections.

According to a study published in the December 2011 issue of the journal "Acta Biomedica", Cinnamon essential oil proved nearly twice as effective against Streptococcus mutans, a bacterium that leads to dental plaque formation, as clove oil, which is more commonly used as an oral antiseptic and pain reliever. Cinnamon oil was also more effective than a broad-spectrum antibiotic against ten different species of bacteria that cause dental cavities. Researchers concluded that Cinnamon oil shows greater potential for promoting oral health than clove oil.8


How HealthTea Tinctures Work

Tinctures are a convenient way to deliver the healing power of herbs quickly and easily. A tincture is a liquid preparation made by steeping a herb for several weeks in a blend of alcohol and water. Through this process the alcohol extracts chemicals from the plant material that water alone cannot, creating a concentrated herbal extract. The alcohol also acts as a preservative, giving the solution a long shelf life. The solution is then strained to remove debris and the liquid extract is bottled for consumption.

Tincture Strength Ratios and Alcohol Content
The strength of the tincture is usually stated on the label in the form of an extraction ratio, for example, 1:3. This means they have used one part herb for every three parts liquid. In other words, one kilogram of herb was steeped in three litres of solution.

Because the solution is typically made of a mix of water and alcohol, the percentage of alcohol used is also presented on the labels. For example, 45% volume means 45% alcohol, 55% water.

What Percentage of Herb is in a Tincture?
We often get asked how much percentage of a herb is in a tincture. And while it may seem like a straightforward question, it doesn’t have a straightforward answer.

Some variants to consider include:
the length of steeping process
each herb reacts differently in the alcohol and water solution according to its intrinsic chemical makeup
the final preparation is a concentrated extract of the herb, which can include varying amounts of dregs of the actual herb

It is therefore impossible to gage how much of the actual herb is present in the final preparation without proper laboratory testing. We do not have the capacity to test each batch of every tincture we get and rely on the ratios and alcohol percentages that are given by our suppliers to communicate as much information about the tinctures as possible to our customers.

How to Take a Tincture
Our tinctures come with a pipette or dropper, which when full, measures at 1ml or about 20 drops.

Because tinctures are concentrated, you only need to take a small amount. And while we always recommend you speak to a medical or herbal practitioner for advice on how much to take for varying conditions, the suggested use we state on our labels is usually between 2ml to 3ml up to three times a day.

Being in liquid form, the chemical constituents of the herb enter your bloodstream rapidly. Tinctures can be taken in a little water or juice. For children or those who wish to avoid alcohol, add tincture to boiling water and leave for ten minutes, which allows most of the alcohol to evaporate.

If you have any doubts about how to take tinctures or whether you should be using them, please consult a registered medical herbalist


We aim to process All orders within 24 hours on working days. Please allow Approximately 2-3 day delivery.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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