Dalchini – Wooden Rolls

Dalchini or cinnamon are the strips of the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. These are pale-brown to tan strips which are generally thin and rolled inside one another.

Cinnamon is used mainly as a flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods, tea and traditional foods. The aroma and flavour of cinnamon are derived from its essential oil and principal component “cinnamaldehyde”.

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Synonyms of Dalchini

Cinnamon, Cinnamomum, Errikolam, Tamalpatra, Darusita, Dasini Chekka.

Dalchini Benefits

Dalchini possesses the virtue of Antibacterial actions, acts as a local antiseptic, contains anti-oxidants with anti-inflammatory effects, regulates the production of Insulin and much more. Some of its benefits include –

1. Dalchini for Digestive functions

It improves liver functioning, relieves diarrhoea and boosts digestion as it reduces the gas by decreasing the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin from the stomach walls.

2. Dalchini for Weight Loss

It removes AMA toxins from the body, improves absorption of nutrients from food, and help in burning belly fat and is also beneficial in treating gut anomalies.

3. For Diabetes

Ancient Ayurvedic treatment used Dalchini as the main component to treat Type 2 Diabetes. It reduces insulin resistance of the body
and thereby reduces the blood sugar level.

4. Dalchini for Cough and Cold

The cinnamon liquefies the mucus and expels it from the body. It has antitubercular activity and is beneficial for cough, cold, asthma and tuberculosis.

5. Improve Gut Health

Being a useful source of manganese, small amounts of calcium and fibre, it has prebiotic properties that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and reduces the growth of pathogenic bacteria which helps in improving gut health.

6. Dalchini benefits for Skin

Due to the anti-inflammatory property present in Dalchini, it helps in fighting acne, pimples and other skin infections. It is also helpful in reducing the signs of ageing by increasing the production of Collagen and Elastin.

7. Menstrual Pain

Cinnamon is one of the best home remedies to reduce pain during menstruation or dysmenorrhea. In Ayurveda, Menstruation is controlled and governed by Vata dosha. Cinnamon has Vata balancing property and gives relief in dysmenorrhea. It controls aggravated Vata and reduces abdominal pain and cramps during menstruation.

Precautions while using Cinnamon

Cinnamon even outranks “Superfoods” like Garlic and Oregano in terms of Antioxidants. Despite such benefits, precautions one must take are as follows:

  • It may cause gastrointestinal disorders and allergic reactions.
  • Higher intake of cauramin, a component of Dalchini, can cause liver and kidney damages and affects the metabolic activity of Human being.
  • It is generally advisable to monitor the blood pressure regularly while taking cinnamon along with antihypertensive drugs.
  • Use Cinnamon oil with caution in case of hypersensitive or oily skin.

Dalchini Uses

  1. Cinnamon Honey Face pack can be used to control acne.
  2. It can be consumed in form of powder taken up after a meal with honey.
  3. After lunch and Dinner, Cinnamon Capsules can be taken for better digestion.
  4. Cinnamon powder is taken with lukewarm water and honey to lose weight.
  5. Cinnamon can be consumed in form of tea as well.

How to make Cinnamon Tea?

Put 1 cup of water in a pan and add 1 piece of Cinnamon bark.
Boil on medium flame for 1-2 minutes.
Add all the ingredients to it.
Continue boiling for next 4 minutes.
Strain and squeeze ½ lemon to it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any prescribed amount of Dalchini to consume in a day?
A maximum of 1.2 tablespoons of Cinnamon Powder can be taken mixed with food or shakes, or soups.
How to store Dalchini?
Cinnamon should be stored in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool, dry and dark place.
Can dalchini powder help in weight loss?
Cinnamon powder improves metabolism by breaking down dietary fat molecules and improving the glucose uptake.
Can cinnamon be consumed by patients having liver disorders?
Dalchini has coumarin, a flavouring component, excess consumption of which should be avoided by liver patients as it may cause liver toxicity and liver damage.
Is cinnamon good for Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
Dalchini might prove useful in managing the PCOS as it improves insulin resistance as well as menstrual cyclicity making it a probable natural source of management of PCOS.
How is dalchini helpful in dental problems?
Cinnamon acts as a natural antibacterial agent and reduces the biofilm formation on the teeth. It also inhibits the production of gas and acids.
What are the some benefits of consuming cinnamon with honey?
A mixture of cinnamon with honey has many benefits; some of which are as follows:-
i) This mixture has the potential to lower the risk of the development of heart diseases.
ii) Both of them also aid in wound healing as they have well-documented healing properties.
iii) It helps in managing diabetes.
Riya Katiyar

Riya Katiyar

Hi, I am Riya. I am a person who lives and promotes a healthy lifestyle. According to me, living by certain rules and a routine in life makes it better.

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