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Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume.
  • Family : Lauraceae
  • English: Cinnamon
  • Hindi : Dalchini
  • Gujarati : Taj
  • Sanskrit : Tvak, Darusita

  • Part used : Bark

Botanical Description:  A moderate-sized evergreen tree, 8-18 cm in height and 50 cm in diameter with reddish brown soft bark, having numerous small warts leaves ovate or elliptic-ovate, shiny above, 3-5 ribbed from a little above the base, the side ribs ending about three fourths up, the base usually rounded; flowers small in axillary or sub-terminal cymes or panicles; fruits ovoid berry, dark purple in colour having the persistent perianth. Flowering – fruiting during July to November.

It is found in the West coast tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, West Indies, China, Java, Sumatra, Sri Lanka and India

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa, Tiksna
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Kaphavatahara, Rucya, Visaghna, Kanthasuddhikara

Modern Pharmacological Action: Cinnamon oil had a significant inhibitory effect against several fungi in vitro. The essential oils of several Cinnamomum species showed anticandidal and antidermatophytic activity in vitro. C. zeylanicum has shown potent in vitro activity against fluconazole resistant and susceptible Candida isolates. Cinnamon bark showed anti-inflammatory properties in vitro.

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