How Cinnamon (Dal Cheenee) is Beneficial
It is the inner bark which, if placed under heat of the sun, curls and folds into itself. It was used earlier as a scent or body perfume, burnt in temples as an incense. It is used in spices, pickles and to flavour dishes. Since it has highly warming effect, it should be used in winter and that too, in very small quantity. It is an effective and reliable remedy for colds and indigestion. Its oil is used in pain and swelling balms and ointments for local applications.
How it looks - It is a moderate sized evergreen tree with reddish brown soft bark, with warts and dark purple ovoid fruits.
What we use - Bark, oil
What it does - Bark-Acrid, aromatic, astringent, aphrodisiac, febrifuge, diuretic, carminative.
Home Remedies for the Treatment of various Disorders
In cough and cold - helps in expulsion of mucus from lungs, if 250 mg is boiled in milk and given to the patient 3-4 times at an interval of 4 to 6 hours.
In loose motions and gripes - mix a pinch of cinnamon powder with a pinch of catechu and give 3-4 times a day for relief of disorders. To thicken the semen and to improve digestion, 1 gm powder of cinnamon should be taken with hot water.
In dysentery - Hall a tsp of the powder of the leaves Is taken everyday to control dysentery.
In headache - Rub the oil lightly onto the temples to ward off headaches.
In vomiting - Add a few drops of the oil to water/milk and drink for nausea and vomiting to subside.
In heavy perlods - Take a glass of the decoction of the bark twice a day to control heavy menstrual bleeding.
In cavities in teeth - A piece of cotton soaked in the oil held in between teeth helps keep infection away.
In wheezing - Boil pieces of cinnamon, liquorice and palm candy in 3 cups of water and reduce to a cup. Take an ounce of this decoction thrice a day.
In shooting pain in abdomen - Take a paste of pieces of cinnamon bark with saunph seeds to avoid indigestion and relieve abdominal pain.
In pyorrhoea - To arrest foul odour emitting from the mouth, chew a piece of cinnamon bark thrice a day or hold a concentrated decoction of cinnamon in the mouth for 5 minutes after every meal.
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