Coumarin in cinnamon may be toxic to the liver

May 08, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT
A Sri Lankan cinnamon grower carries fresh cinnamon quills during a religious ceremony in the southern town of Seenigama on December 17, 2011.
AFP/Getty Images/Ishara S. Kodikara

Dried cassia bark, or cassia cinnamon, contains high amounts of coumarin, which may be toxic to the liver. Coumarin also occurs in foods such as cherries.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE