English Name:- Cinnamombark
Botanical Name:- Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Parts- Used:- Stem Bark
Habit:- A small sized evergreen tree, but longer than Tamalapatra tree, bark is also more
Taste:- Pungent sweet
Chemical Constituents:- Bark Contains:- Essential oil, Cinnamonoil, Eugenol, Volatile
oil, Cinnamaldehyde, Camphor, Cinnzeylamine, Tannin and Gum.
Actions:- Antiseptic, Antifungal, Aromatic, Carminative, Stomachic, Digestive,
Used In:- Bark: Gastroenterological Complaints, Flue, Indigestion, Mouth washes,
Leafoil: Antifungal, Antimicrob, Clears throat, useful in cough, Heart disease, Eczema,
Piles and worms, Essential oil: Inhibitory effect on pathogenic and non pathogenic fuugi.
• Since it is delicate in flavor it is used in dessert dishes.
• It is widely used in cakes, baked recipe, milk and rice puddings, chocolate dishes and
fruit desserts especially apples and pears.
• It forms a part of Garam masala and used in Indian curries.
• It helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol level as much as by 20%.
• It is used to treat nausea, flatulence and diarrhea.
• Chewing and swallowing a small pinch of this powdered herb helps treat cough.
• This herb is helpful to people having cold feet and hands at night.
• Its spice is significant in treating loss of appetite and indigestion.
• It helps in relieving vomiting and stops medicationresistance yeast infections.
• It reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
• It has an anti clotting effect on blood.
• Smelling cinnamon boost cognitive function and memory.
• People suffering from arthritis should be given half a tea spoon of this herb mixed with
a spoonful of honey and they become capable of walking without pain within one month.
Caution• Breast feeding mothers should not consume this herb.
• Its spice may cause unwanted effects in sensitive individuals. It may prove to be toxic if
taken in large doses.
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made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this
herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you
should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb