Cinnamon tree

The Scientific name of Cinnamon tree: Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Name of Cinnamon tree in different languages:-

English: Tellicherry Bark

Sanskrit: Tamala, Takpathram.

Hindi: Dharusitha-दरुसिता, Dalchini

Malayalam: Karuvappatta-കറുകപ്പട്ട, Elavarngam-ഇലവംഗം, ഇലവർങം, Karuva-കറുവ

Plant description of Cinnamon

Cinnamon trees grow at the height of 10 to 15 m tall and it is a many-branched, leaves are ovate in shape sized 7 to 18 cm long and 3.8 cm wide. The inflorescence is in December. The flowers are greenish in color and are arranged in panicles, fruit is a purplish green in color and 1 cm diameter, commonly containing a single seed.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 oblong  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Bark, oil

Medicinal uses:

To increase digestive power, relieve gastrointestinal disorders,  vocal clearing, cough, increase taste, relieve diarrhea, and diabetes.

Ayurveda medicinal uses of Cinnamon tree

  1. Digestive Aid: It aids digestion, alleviating conditions like indigestion, flatulence, and bloating.
  2. Blood Sugar Regulation: Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar levels, supporting diabetes management.
  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: It possesses anti-inflammatory effects, useful for arthritis and joint pain.
  4. Antibacterial and Antifungal: Cinnamon’s natural agents combat microbial infections, both bacterial and fungal.
  5. Cardiovascular Health: It may support heart health, potentially lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  6. Respiratory Health: Cinnamon is used for respiratory conditions like coughs and congestion.
  7. Menstrual Support: It can ease menstrual cramps and regulate menstrual cycles.
  8. Boosts Cognitive Function: Cinnamon may enhance memory and cognitive performance.
  9. Antioxidant-Rich: Abundant in antioxidants, it protects cells from oxidative stress.
  10. Anti-Aging Properties: Cinnamon may contribute to skin health, helping reduce signs of aging.
  11. Balances Kapha Dosha: In Ayurvedic terms, it helps balance the Kapha dosha, associated with stability and lubrication.

Always consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional for personalized advice on using cinnamon for medicinal purposes.

Chemical content:

Cynnamaldihyde, eugenol.

Medicinal properties:

Anti Parasitic, Carminative, Anti Fungal, and Anti Bacterial.

How to prepare medicine:

A paste made up of bark of cinnamon and fresh lime juice is applied to pimples to relieve the acne on the face.

Cinnamon bark tree is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

Alargin Tablets Dhanwanthararishtam Panchavalkadi Tailam
Ardraka Khandava leha Eladi Vati Prameha Mihira Taila
Bahushala Guda Guduchyadi Tailam ShivaGutika
Bala Thailam Gulardrakam SuranVatak
BharngiGuda Himasagara Tailam Talisapatradi Vatakam 
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Jirakadi Modak Thaleesapathradi Choornam
Chitrak Haritaki Karpooradichoornam Triguni Plus Tablet
Clearout Tablets Maharajaprasarini Thailam Vasachandanadi Taila
Dasanakanthi Choornam Manjishtadi Thailam  Vyaghri Taila 
Dayal Tailam Nisosiradi Thailam Vyoshadi Vatakam

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