Ayurveda and Science

Dalchini/दालचीनी/Cinnamomum Zeylanicum/Cinnamon/Twak


Dalchini Plant
Hindi Name: Dalchini
Sanskrit Name: Twak
English Name: Bark Cinnamon
Latin Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum Breyn
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 also in medicines.

Cinnamon Medicinal Uses

Cinnamon bark is one of the common ingredients in spice mixtures used in India. Dalchini is known to increase salivation and to improve digestive functions as recommended by Indian Ayurveda. It also acts as a local antiseptic by virtue of its antibacterial action.

Chemical Composition

Cinnamon bark oil contains eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, methyl amyl ketone, phellandrene, pinene, cymene, nonyl aldehyde, carophyllene and ester of isobutyric acid.  

Effect on

Pacifies kapha and vata.
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