The Cinnamon tree grows to an approximate height of 5-8 m in all its evergreen leathery and sturdy leaves. You can further identify it with its clusters of small feathers and acorn-like berries. Common varieties like Ceylon Cinnamon and Chinese Cinnamon have occupied prestigious places in Ayurvedic medicine for a good 5000 years. Always plant them at well warmed and sunny places where the temperature is at least above 15°C.
What is Cinnamon made of?
Both the above-mentioned varieties of Ceylon and Chinese Cinnamon contain about 2% essential oil, Cinnamic Aldehyde and 1% of eugenol.
Uses of Cinnamon
* Distillates of Cinnamon barks are anti-inflammatory and they also help easy digestion by stimulating the salivary glands and the mucous membranes of the stomach.
*This kept a large number of digestive troubles at bay like lack of appetite, indigestion, gastric problems, nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and intestinal spasms.
* The distillate of Cinnamon bark also produces an essential oil which smells like pepper.
* The liquid extract of Cinnamon also heals gastro-duodenal ulcers.
* Certain compounds of Cinnamon facilitate gastric blood flow and result in an increase in the number of defensive blood cells that reach the ulcer inflicted area.
* Cinnamon oil is also used to treat external ailments such as cramps, joint pains, and rheumatism.
* Tiger Balm is a liniment that is made out of Cinnamon, with its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamophilin of Cinnamon is a remarkable anti-inflammatory substance.
* Cinnamon has also been renowned lately for its anti-fungal properties. It arrests fungal organisms that cause respiratory tract infections.
* It is an overall good intake for your respiratory and reproductive health. It makes efficient, the production of estrogens.
For treatment of all stomach troubles, put 1 g of Chinese Cinnamon bark in water and boil. Infuse for 10 mins and strain. Drink 3 such cups a day.
You can otherwise dilute 1ml in a glass of water and drink a glass each day.