Cinnamon is obtained from bark of evergreen tree native to India and Sri Lanka. It is used as spice, flavouring agent and folk medicine. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Cinnamon is used for treating indigestion, gas, fullness, loss of appetite, uterine cramping and flu. Its aqueous preparation is also used as wash in case of fungal and yeast infection.
Latin names: Cinnamomum Cassia, Cinnamomum Verum, C. aromaticum Nees.
English: Chinese Cinnamon, Cassia Bark
Ayurvedic: Tvak, Daalchini (bark)
Recipe for Making Cinnamon tea or Dalchini Tea
Cinnamon powder (1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon), green cardamom powdered (1), clove (1), Water (150 ml), honey as per taste
- Boil a cup of water in a pan.
- Add cinnamon powder along with other ingredients and boil for one minute.
- Cover and remove from heat.
- Steep for 20-30 minutes.
- Filter and drink. You may add honey (1 tablespoon) and ice in this tea.
- You can drink up to three cups in a day.
Benefits of drinking Cinnamon tea
- Soothing effect on stomach
- Gives relief in upset stomach, abdominal gas, fullness
- Loosens mucus and cough
- Reduces the cholesterol in the arteries
- Gives relief in uterine cramping, regulates menstrual cycle
- Useful in urinary tract infection (UTI) and vaginal yeast infection.
- Effective mouth wash for gum swelling, infection
This tea can be used as wash to prevent and cure fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.