Cinnamon {Cinnamomum Zeylanicum}

Cinnamon is referred to in Ayurveda as Darushilla and it pacifies both Vata & Kapha

Ayurvedic Characteristics and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Decreases or pacifies Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste  – Pungent, Bitter, Sweet
  3. Energetics – heating
  4. Main Action – Used in sweets & controls blood sugar, Reduces Indigestion
  5. Other Uses – Stimulates central nervous system, Decreases pain, Increases circulation, Purifies blood

Modern Research

  1. Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome, Blood sugar, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Cancer, Protect Brain Cells after stroke, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Anti-cancer, Antifungal, Antioxidant, Antiperspirant/Deodorant
  2. Antispasmodic, Anti-viral, Aphrodisiac