Is cinnamon safe?

Cinnamon has been used safely for many years as a flavouring in foods and as a common component in traditional herbal formulations. Our unique Three Cinnamon blend is made with Vietnamese (Cinnamomum aromaticum), Indonesian (C. burmanni) and Indian (C. bejolghota) cinnamon respectively.

All cinnamon species contain coumarin and there have been concerns that liver or kidney toxicity can occur after exposure to high doses of coumarin over prolonged periods.  However the risks have been quantified by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) and other regulatory authorities. Bearing these in mind, we offer the following recommendations to ensure the safety of our teas containing Cinnamon:

  • As the label indicates, do not exceed four cups of Pukka Three Cinnamon tea daily
  • All of our other teas and supplements containing cinnamon can be used freely according to the recommendations on the packaging