Cinnamon is a small evergreen tree 10–15 meters tall, native to Sri Lanka and South India. The bark is widely used as a spice due to its distinct odour. In India it is also known as “Daalchini”. The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape, 7–18 cm long. The flowers, which are arranged in panicles, have a greenish color, and have a distinct odor. The fruit is a purple 1 cm berry containing a single seed. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity, and it was so highly prized among ancient nations that it was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs and other great potentates. It was imported to Egypt from China as early as 2000 BC, and is mentioned in the Bible in Exodus.
Good for all types of Toxins, Wheezing, Dysentery, Indigestion and Flatulence.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Cinnamomum verum||Cinnamon, True Cinnamon||दालचीनी / Dalchini||ഇലവങ്ങം / Ilavangam, കറുവ / Karuva|