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Cinnamon tree

Scientific name of Cinnamon tree: Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Name of Cinnamon tree in different languages:-

English: Tellicherry Bark

Sanskrit: Tamala, Takpathram.

Hindi: Dharusitha-दरुसिता, Dalchini 

Malayalam: Karuvappatta-കറുകപ്പട്ട, Elavarngam-ഇലവംഗം, ഇലവർങം, Karuva-കറുവ

Plant description of Cinnamon

cinnamon-Karuvappatta Cinnamon trees grow at the height of 10 to 15 m tall and it is a many-branched, leaves are ovate in shape sized 7 to 18 cm long and 3.8 cm wide. The inflorescence is in December. The flowers are greenish in color, which are arranged in panicles, fruit is a purplish green in color and 1-cm diameter, commonly containing a single seed.



Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 oblong  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Bark, oil

Medicinal uses:

To increase digestive power, relieve gastrointestinal disorders,  vocal clearing, cough, to increase taste, relive diahrrea, diabetic.

Chemical content:

Cynnamaldihyde, eugenol.

Medicinal properties:

Anti Parasitic, Carminative, Anti Fungal  and Anti Bacterial.

How to prepare medicine:

A paste made up with bark of  cinnamon and fresh lime juice is applied on pimples to relieve the  of acne on face.

Cinnamon bark tree is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

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Alargin Tablets Dhanwanthararishtam Panchavalkadi Tailam
Ardraka Khandava leha Eladi Vati Prameha Mihira Taila
Bahushala Guda Guduchyadi Tailam ShivaGutika
Bala Thailam   Gulardrakam SuranVatak
BharngiGuda Himasagara Tailam Talisapatradi Vatakam 
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Jirakadi Modak Thaleesapathradi Choornam
Chitrak Haritaki Karpooradichoornam Triguni Plus Tablet
Clearout Tablets Maharajaprasarini Thailam Vasachandanadi Taila
Dasanakanthi Choornam Manjishtadi Thailam  Vyaghri Taila 
Dayal Tailam Nisosiradi Thailam Vyoshadi Vatakam
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