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Cinnamon Herb Health Benefits

Dalchini commonly known as Cinnamon is an herb that is used in many households around the world. It is indicated for a variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems, urinary infections, relieving symptoms of colds and flu and has remarkable anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

 

Cinnamon warms and stimulates the digestive system, useful in weak digestion, colic, griping, nausea and vomiting, wind and tightness.

 

The tannins have an astringent action, stemming bleeding in nosebleeds, heavy periods and resolving diarrhoea and catarrhal congestion.

 

Cinnamon is widely used as a flavouring agent for candy, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and bath and body products.

 

In herbal teas, cinnamon improves the flavour of less palatable herbs. Cinnamon has an affinity for the uterus and digestive organs because it improves circulation and energy flow in the abdomen.

 

In Chinese medical philosophy, pain, cramps, and congestion are considered blocked energy.

 

Larger amounts of cinnamon will stimulate and warm the stomach, promoting acidity and a laxative effect.

 

Use of cinnamon as a laxative may prevent flatulence and intestinal cramping that can accompany the use of some other laxatives.

 

Cinnamon is also used to treat nausea, vomiting, cold and digestive problems.

 

So in general, cinnamon tea is a good way to bring relief from various stomach ailments.

 

When added to food, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative.

 

Cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices. Cinnamon can reduce the proliferation of leukaemia and lymphoma cancer cells.

 

Cinnamon can be taken in capsules, extracts, herbal teas, and essential oil. Grinding cinnamon chips into powder yourself is the best way to ensure the freshest cinnamon.

 

Cinnamon apparently has the effect of thinning your blood thereby increasing blood circulation.

 

Increased blood flow generally boosts your metabolism which is why it may be helpful in weight loss.

 

This blood thinning property of Cinnamon also helps it in acting as an anti clotting agent especially for those suffering from heart disease.

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