Botanical name: Cinnamomum Zeylanica Blume
Cinnamon - Summary
Primarily a sweet, soothing, and striking spice in Indian kitchens, it is also a major Ayurvedic ingredient and known for its amazing therapeutic importance. For thousands of years, it has been an integral part of Ayurveda. It comes in the market in the form of sticks or powder. Some of its common varieties are Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, and Cinnamomum zeylanicum.
- Cinnamon origins from the bark of the cinnamon tree, and is a leading digestive spice
- It is a commonly used kitchen element to keep the digestive fires burning in a healthy manner
- Cinnamon is effective in diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and irritable bowel syndrome
- It helps in stimulating ojas, responsible for immunity
- Due to its bitter and pungent flavor, it is widely used for digestion
- Because of its warming chattels, it soothes Kapha and balances Vatatoo. Pitta types can take cinnamon, too, but in comparatively smaller quantities.
Cinnamon- Health Benefits
- It is very useful in treating fever caused due to intestinal problems.
- Cinnamon has anti-microbial qualities. It helps in treating cardiac issues, blood related problems, cough, and cold
- Cinnamon is useful in treating asthma and chronic respiratory problems
- Its use on the forehead helps in the decrease of headache and migraine
- It is a useful and effective herb and found to reduce cholesterol levels and reinforce the heart muscle and therefore a good herbal agent to handle congestive heart failure.
- It is an amazing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal herb hence it is an excellent remedy for most urinary tract infections.
Scientific Studies About Cinnamon
- In a study that compared the antioxidant performance of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outperforming “superfoods” like garlic and oregano.
- Another Studies reveal that cinnamon and its antioxidants have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cinnamon has been associated with a lower risk of heart disorder, the world’s most common cause of premature death.It reduces levels of total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, while “good” HDL cholesterol remains stable.
Dharmsala Teas with Cinnamon
- Cinnamon Chocolate Blend
- The Winter Christmas Tea
- The Christmas Blend
- The Nutcracker Blend
- The Trijata (Three Aromatics) Blend
- The Sibling Blend: The ApfelStrudle
- The Breathe Better Blend
- Himalayan Kashmiri Kahwa Green Tea
- Himalayan Masala Green Tea
- Maharaja Oolong Tea
- Himalayan Thunderstorm - Masala Tea
- Seasonal Immunity Blend
- Kashmiri Kahwa Green Teabags