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Biological Name: Cinnamomum saigonicum; Cinnamomum laurus, Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum aromaticum; Cinnamomum zeylanicum;Cinnamon

Family: Lauraceae

Other Names: Daruchini, Vazhana, Cinnamon, Dalchini, Tvak, tamalapatra, Karuva

Additional Info: Cinnamon is a tree which is native to Sri Lanka and India.

Elements Applied: Bark is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to boost metabolic rates, reduce pains, treat bacterial and fungal infections and rheumatic conditions, relieve spasms, treat diarrhea, flatulence, induce perspiration and urination, treat coughs, prevent bleeding, stimulate the digestive tract, and stomach in particular.

The list of conditions in which cinnamon is applied includes: vomiting, toothache, palpitation, knee and waist pains, sickness, muscle tension, melancholy, menstrual cramps, menorrhagia, liver conditions, indigestion, hiccup, headaches, flatulence, flu, edema, dysentery, diarrhea, congestion, colds, bronchitis, and backaches.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is used in form of oils, powders, decoctions, and infusions.

Safety: Warning! May cause bleeding. There is no further data concerning the plant’s safety level.

Exercise care. Herbs in Ayurvedic medicine are commonly mixed with other herbal medicines to reduce the toxic effect one of them may produce on the body. Use the herb only after medical consultation.