Sanskrit name: Tvak, darusita, Dalchini
Botanical name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum blume
Habitat: It is native to Tropical and Sub-tropical areas.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter, Sweet
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Cinnamon is a Greek word and has been known to mankind for its therapeutic benefits. The bark of the tree is highly rich in tannins, essential oils and mucilage. Cinnamon is used in treating throat infections and common cold. It helps in regulating blood sugar levels, It acts as a stimulant and helps in bowel movements and gastrointestinal tract diseases. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in relieving muscle spasms and joint pains. Oil extracted from this herb is an essential oil, used for aromatherapy and in the treatment of skin ailments. This essential oil is also used in perfumes and body sprays to neutralize the odor. It is highly rich in anti-oxidants.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.