In modern medicine, majority of the preliminary data lend support to its use in osteoporosis, arthritis, hypertension with purported actions such as anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. From the long historical usage of over 2000 years and numerous preclinical and clinical studies, Eucommia ulmoides proves to be safe and non-toxic.
This herb is used by herbalists for the female reproductive system, as they believe that it is a uterine tonic and hormonal regulator. It is often used in premenstrual syndrome formulas as well as menopausal formulas. However, this herb is not recommended during pregnancy due to possible hormonal, anticoagulant, and antiplatelet properties.
Orally, cassia cinnamon is used for type 2 diabetes, gas (flatulence), muscle and gastrointestinal spasms, preventing nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, and loss of appetite. It is also used for impotence, enuresis, rheumatic conditions, testicle hernia, menopausal symptoms, amenorrhea, and as an abortifacient. Cassia cinnamon is also used orally for angina, kidney disorders, hypertension, cramps, cancer, and as a blood purifier.
Topically, cassia cinnamon is used in suntan lotions, nasal sprays, mouthwashes, gargles, toothpaste, and as a counterirritant in liniments. In food and beverages, cassia cinnamon is used as a flavoring agent.
Tonifies the Blood: used for Deficient Blood patterns with such symptoms as a pallid face, dizziness, palpitations and insomnia. Also used for irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, and postpartum bleeding. Nourishes the Yin: used for Deficient Kidney Yin, with such manifestations as night sweats, nocturnal emissions, Steaming Bone syndrome, and Wasting and Thirsting syndrome.