Iahas-Ceylon Cinnamon-Dalchini

Ceylon Cinnamon (Dalchini)

Herbs, Spices

Ceylon Cinnamon Scientific Name

Cinnamomum Verum or Cinnamon zeylanicum

Ceylon Cinnamon Other Names

English: Cinnamon
Hindi: Dalchini

What is Ceylon Cinnamon?

Ceylon Cinnamon also known as ‘True Cinnamon’ is bark of the Cinnamon tree, commonly used as flavoring in desserts. It is lighter in colour and milder in flavor than Cassia, or “Fake Cinnamon” Apart from contributing it’s mild spicy flavor, Ceylon Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, rich in anti-oxidants and has anti-microbial effects making it a powerful immunity enhancer. Scientific studies have shown that Ceylon Cinnamon enhances anti-oxidants enzyme activity in the human body making it an anti-carcinogen.
It has been found to be useful in improving metabolism especially in diabetics and people with high cholestrol. Cinnamon oil, if applied externally can treat insect bites and premature ejaculation.

Common forms of Ceylon Cinnamon

Bark, Powder, Oil

Ceylon Cinnamon is commonly used for:

Ceylon Cinnamon Dosage

Powder: 1-3 grams in divided dose per day.
Oil: 2-5 drops-once twice a day. Oil is also used externally, either directly or after dilution with sesame oil.

Ceylon Cinnamon Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Not known.
Not so common side effects: May cause liver damage, increase risk of cancer, low blood sugar, breathing problems and interactions with certain medications.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

Where to Buy Ceylon Cinnamon in US?

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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