Dose.—From ten grains to half a drachm.
Canella bark is an aromatic stimulant and mild tonic. Its aromatic and stimulant properties are dependent upon a volatile oil and resin which it contains; its tonic properties on its bitter extractive principle. As an aromatic and carminative agent, it is intermediate between cloves and cinnamon, and quite similar to ginger.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.