Dalchini / Twak / Bark Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree with aromatic bark of about 6-8 m in height found growing wild in southern coastal regions of India. The bark is used as culinary spice and in Ayurvedic medicine. Dalchini is known to increase salivation and to improve digestive functions. It also acts as a local antiseptic by virtue of its antibacterial action. Cinnamon bark oil contains eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, methyl amyl ketone, phellandrene, pinene, cymene, nonyl aldehyde, carophyllene and ester of isobutyric acid. Effective natural remedy for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases.
- Improves the digestive tract, respiratory system, strengthens the immune system.
- Dalchini powder is effective for type 2 diabetes, as it maintains cholesterol and glucose levels, reduces triglycerides. In addition, cinnamon powder prevents the blood sugar level from dropping too quickly, and along with the onset of symptoms such as hypoglycemia, fainting, and dizziness in patients with diabetes.
- Cinnamon is a very effective spice that reduces bad cholesterol and stabilizes the levels of good cholesterol, thereby keeping your heart healthy.
- Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that help to fight the harmful free radicals in our body. This, in turn, protects the body cells from the harmful bacteria and viruses.
- Dalcрini is also used to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. According to the results of the studies, it was confirmed that the active substances contained in it block the formation of oligomers that provoke the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Anti-cancer property: Cinnamon is toxic to cancer cells and hence the intake of cinnamon reduces the growth of cancer cells.
- Dalchini has been actively and successfully used in the past and continues to be used today in the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis. This fact is explained by the significant content in Dalchini of the mineral necessary for the construction of bone tissue – manganese. The body needs this trace element to maintain the optimal state of the skeletal system, so patients with manganese deficiency are most susceptible to the development of osteoporosis.
- It successfully copes with fungal infections, thanks to the substance contained in it – cinnamaldehyde, which has antibacterial and analgesic properties. It shows exceptional effectiveness in the fight against E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
- Helps in the fight against excess weight. It stimulates metabolism, normalizes digestion and kidney function. Regular consumption of cinnamon allows you to speed up the metabolism, so that fats that come with food are more quickly and efficiently eliminated from the body.
- Pacifies Vata and Kapha dosha.
Cautions: Because cinnamon is an unproven treatment, there isn’t a set dose. Some experts suggest 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2-4 grams) of powder a day. Some studies have used between 1 gram and 6 grams of cinnamon. Very high doses might be toxic.
Cinnamon may have side effects:
Irritation and allergies. Cinnamon usually causes no side effects. But heavy use could irritate your mouth and lips, causing sores. Some people are allergic to it. It might cause redness and irritation if you put it on your skin.
Toxicity. Eating lots of cassia cinnamon could be toxic, especially if you have liver problems. Coumarin, an ingredient in some cinnamon products, can cause liver problems, but the amount you’d get is so small that it probably won’t be a problem. Given the lack of evidence about its safety, children, pregnant women, and women who are breastfeeding should avoid cinnamon as a treatment.
Lower blood sugar. Cinnamon may affect your blood sugar, so if you have diabetes and take cinnamon supplements, you might need to adjust your treatment.
Interactions. If you take any medication regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using cinnamon supplements. They could affect the way antibiotics, diabetes drugs, blood thinners, heart medicines, and others work.