Dalchini, Daruchini, Cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia Blume.


Sanskrit: Tvak



Hindi: Dalchini, Daruchini

English: Cinnamon

Latin:   Cinnamomum   cassia   Blume.   (C. zeylanicum;  C.  saigonicum;  C.  aromaticum;  C. laurus.)

Part Used: Bark

Habitat: Indigenous to Sri Lanka and Southern


Energetics: Pungent, sweet, astringent-hot-pungent

VK- P+

Tissues: Plasma, blood, muscles, marrow/nerves Systems: Circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary Action: Alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antifun- gal, antiseptic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, aro- matic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, dia- phoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, germi- cide, hemostatic, stimulant, stomachic

Uses: Absorption, agni (digestive fire) promoting, breathing difficulties, bronchitis, colds, congestion, circulation, generates energy and blood, strength- ens ones constitution, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, flu, gas, metabolic (spleen and pancreas) and heart strengthening, hiccup, indigestion, warms and strengthens the kidneys, liver problems, menor– rhagia, melancholy, muscle tension, for debilitat- ing pain of the waist, knees, backaches and head- aches; palpitations, toothache, uterine muscle fiber stimulant, nausea, vomiting. Assists uterine contractions during labor, menstrual pain from low metabolic function. Externalheadaches, pain. Spiritual Uses: Sattwic

Precautions: Bleeding disorders, excess Pitta

Preparation: Infusion, decoction, powder, oil

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