Common name Ceylon Cinnamon
Latin name Cinnamomum verum
Parts used Inner Bark
Cinnamon is particularly indicated for the circulatory and digestive systems.
Cinnamon is slightly warming. It is particularly indicated for the kapha dosha which has a tendency towards excess cold and torpor.
Taste and quality
Cinnamon is pungent, sweet, and slightly bitter.
Cinnamon is generally indicated as a digestive aid. It is a good remedy for diabetes as it helps to regulate blood sugar. Additionally it helps in treating anorexia and indigestion as it helps increase the secretion of digestive fluids. Due to its warming nature it helps to relieve congestion and breathing problems. It also helps combat poor blood circulation.
Warnings and contraindications
Avoid use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
History and lore
In Ancient Egypt, Cinnamon was used not only as a beverage flavoring and medicine, but also as an embalming agent. It was so highly treasured that it was considered more precious than gold.
Cinnamon is native to the tropical forests of South Asia.
Dosing and formulas