How much cinnamon is too much?

Feb 4, 2008 Full story: Houston Chronicle 12

Q: I've heard that consuming too much cinnamon can be harmful, but what, exactly, is the acceptable limit? I eat two tablespoons on my cereal each morning just because I like the flavor and I don't need added ... via Houston Chronicle

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#1 Feb 29, 2008
Does anyone know if there is a contra-indication between Coumadin and cinnamon? Thanks for any help with this question.

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#2 Feb 29, 2008
Judy wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a contra-indication between Coumadin and cinnamon? Thanks for any help with this question.
Hi Judy -

the only information I could find is in my printout of Dr. Gourmet's Coumadin and your diet - it reads 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon contains 0.7 of vitamin K.

So I guess, really low. I hope that helped!


Fremont, CA

#3 Feb 29, 2008
You learn something new every day! And I had thought there isn't any trace of vitamin K in cinnamon.....


#4 Mar 1, 2008
Thanks Shana

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Mar 3, 2008
Judy, you can eat anything you want while you are on Coumadin - you should just eat foods with Vit K in moderation. Also, any new over the counter or prescription drugs need to be shared with you doctor as some can effect the INR.

Torremolinos, Spain

#6 Sep 28, 2009
I read that too much cinnamon can speed the heart

Torremolinos, Spain

#7 Sep 28, 2009
is it true that cinnamon can speed the heart

Crown Point, IN

#8 Sep 28, 2009
I am not sure about that -I dont think I have ever heard one of my docs tell a patient that but maybe they didnt know :)

Middletown, IL

#10 Mar 17, 2012
Yikes..Don't get your medical advice from blogs..Cinnamon may contain coumarin and can increase your Bleeding time "INR"....Vitamin K is an antagonist and will decrease your INR... Coumadin is a coumarin derivative by the way.
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Dorchester, Canada

#11 Mar 19, 2012
A pretty fair article on cinnamon can be found here the type used can make a difference also contains some side effects

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