Cinnamon-Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (दारुचिनी, दालचीनी ):
(V- P+ K-) It is Bitter, Sweet and Pungent in taste, ‘Virya’ is Heating & ‘Vipaka’ is Pungent. It is Light, Dry and Penetrating. The bark and skin of the plant are used for medicinal purposes.
Bio-Chemically, it has a large percentage of ‘Eugenol’, an Anti-Fungal Agent. It also contains Essentials Bio-Chemical Compounds like Aldehydes, Ketones, Alcohols, Esters and Terpenes. It consists of Proteins and few Minerals. Bark is rich in Tannins and Mucilage (Soluble Fibre of Viscous Nature).
Medicinally, it is Anti-Pathogenic-Boosts Immunity (Anti-Viral, Anti-Septic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-Fungal (Syphilis, TB!!), Great for Digestive Health (Stomachic, Carminative, Relief from Diarrhoea, Nausea, Debility, Flatulence…), Skin Health (Complexion, Anti-Oxidant…), Respiratory System (Expectorant, Diaphoretic…), Excretory System (Urinary Disorders, Diuretic…), Circulatory System (Supplements Cardiovascular, Reduces LDL-VLDL-Blood Sugar Level-Reduces Insulin Resistance…Keeping HDL Constant, Haemostatic…), Mental-Nervous System (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Even Anti-Inflammatory), Strengthens Spleen, Pancreas, Kidney & Liver…
How do we use Cinnamon-Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, ‘The Medicinal Benefits’:
- Cinnamon-Cinnamomum Zeylanicum is Natural-Easily absorbable form of sugar (Fructose), and may be used as a Sweetener for Diabetic Patients,
- Digestive System Health:
- Distension: Decoction of Cinnamon (Boil a glass of water with 1/3rd Tsp Cinnamon Powder till water remains half),
- Oral Health (Bad Breath-Bad Taste):
- Chew Cinnamon-Dalchini Bark,
- Gargles with Cinnamon Decoction,
- Fungal Infections: Apply Oil-Paste, or clean area with Cinnamon Decoction,
- Anti-Oxidant: May even be used as Natural preservative!
- Few Unique Benefits of “Cinnamon + Honey + Drops of Hydrogen Peroxide”:
- Immune Booster – Anti-Allergic,
- Digestive Health: Constipation, Gastric Troubles, Indigestion (Stimulates Digestion), Anti-Spasmodic…
- Lowers Cholesterol-Blood Sugar Levels-Increases Insulin Sensitivity,
- Wounds-Skin Infections-Dead Skin Cells-Acne-Pimples: Apply “Cinnamon Oil (Or Simply Powder) + Honey + Drops of Hydrogen Peroxide (Food Grade)” on Skin-Affected Areas, wait for an hour or two, wash with cold water (Please do not do it for more than 2-5 Times a week),
- Bone Health-Arthritis: Twice a Day, “a cup of warm water + 2-5 Pinches of Hand Ground Cinnamon Powder + 2-3 Tsp Honey + 2-10 Drops of 3% Food Grade H2O2” (Same is highly beneficial for Respiratory Disorders (Cough-Bronchitis-Asthma…)
Contra-Indications: Minimised consumption for Pitta patients; Otherwise also, to be consumed (at a time) in Pinches & Not Teaspoons! In excess, may even cause Liver-Kidney-mental Disorder, Sores-Ulcers (But then Excess of even water (say 50 Ltrs/Day!) would land you up in an ICU).