Health Benefits of Dalchini (Cinnamon)


Health Benefits of Dalchini (Cinnamon)

Cinnamon (Dalchini) is the dried bark of a tiny tree (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum), which primarily grows in western and southern India. It is one of the oldest and most significant spices used in "Garam Masala," an ingredient in Indian cuisine. Due to its essential oils, it has a unique flavour and aroma. It is offered in the market as rolled, dried sticks. 'Tejpatra' is the name given to its leaves.

In Ayurveda, dalchini is also known as "Tvak" and used to treat a variety of illnesses, including the flu, indigestion, edema, and cough, among others. According to Ayurveda, it has a sharp, sweet, and spicy flavour. It is generally advised for those with the Kaphavata constitution since it is light, coarse, penetrating, and piercing.


Cinnamon Nutritional Information

 The nutritional profile of dalchini (one teaspoon) is provided below:

Calories: 6

Carbohydrates: 2 gm

Calcium: 26 mg

Potassium: 11 milligrammes

Potassium: 1.6 mg

Magnesium: 1.5 milligrammes

vitamin A: 0.4 micrograms  


It may protect against heart diseases:

Regular cinnamon consumption appears to have a good effect on lowering blood triglycerides as well as cholesterol levels, thus high pressure may not be the only cardiovascular risk factor it helps.


Other Important Uses of Dalchini:

1. For nausea and vomiting, take one small piece of dallchini and chew it. Additionally, it strengthens teeth and aids in eliminating bad odours.

2. To treat dental caries, place a swab coated in the oil on the damaged teeth for a time.

3. Headache: Apply its powdered paste to the forehead.

4. For a common cold, take 1 part powder and 4 parts honey twice or three times daily.

5. Painful swelling: Apply a paste made from the powder to the area that is hurt.

6. Flatulence, indigestion, stomachaches, intestinal cramps, and other related conditions can be treated with dalchini powder blended with honey, in tea, or as a food seasoning.

7. Higher sugar level: It is also used to lower blood sugar levels in known diabetes individuals with 5 gm of honey per day.

8. Arthritis: Take its powder with some honey (1:2) before breakfast since it is a fantastic pain and swelling reliever.

9. Skin infections, cuts, and wounds: A paste made of cinnamon powder and honey in equal parts is effective at treating cuts and wounds because it is a good germicidal.

10. Sesame and dalchini oils are applied topically to the penis to increase blood flow, delay ejaculation, and lengthen erections.

11. As Dalchini cleans and clears the throat, it is used to improve voice clarity.

12. Considering diuretic properties of Dalchini, it is a fantastic medication for lowering high blood pressure.


Is Dalchini is safe for everyone?

Cinnamon is usually accepted to be safe when used as spice for cooking and in little amounts; for most adults, 1 tsp per day is regarded safe, while less is recommended for children. Rarely, some individuals may develop allergic contact dermatitis.

Dr. Nikhita Khabale Patil



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