BENEFITS AND PROPERTY OF Tvak (CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM)
By Dr.Omprakash Yadav Contact:-firstname.lastname@example.org Ph no:-+918080747455 /+9196996666426
Introduction OF Tvak (CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM)
Dalchini or Cinnamon is a aromatic spice has many medicinal properties so it is been use in many ayurvedic medicinal formulation. In market three varieties of cinnamom (1)Indian Cinnamon (Cinnamomum tamala) (2)Ceylonese Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and (3)Chinese Cinnamon- Cinnamomum cassia. It is one of contain of Trijataka a group of three spices i.e cinnamon, cardamom and Cinnamomum tamala
Dalchini (Cinnamom) is an evergreen tropical tree that hardly reaches to height more than 30 feet and is Bushy. Leaves of this plant are deeply veined and ovate. The leaves are dark green in color below. The flowers of this plant are small and yellowish to white colored with unpleasant odor and usually grow in bunches. The Fruit is oval shaped and dark purple in color holding seeds inside it. The tree bears dark purple berries too. The bark of younger tree is smooth and pale while bark of older tree is brittle, rough and brownish. The bark is peeled off after the trees is six or seven years old which is called cinnamon sticks. The inner bark of tree is collected and used as spice.
GUNA (Quality):- Laghu (light to digestion), Rooksha (dryness), Teekshna (piercing) RASA (Taste):- Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter), Madhura (sweet) VIPAK (Metabolism):- Katu (pungent) VIRYA (Potency):- Ushna (hot potency) Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.
Ayurveda Parmacological Action
Pittalam- Pitta increasing property Kaphavataghna- reducess kapha and vata dosha Kandu- relieves itching, pruritis Vama- relieves vomiting Aruchi- relieves anorexia Hrut Bastigata roga- relieves diseases related to heart and bladder. Vataja Arsha- useful in painful haemorrhoids Krumihara- useful in worm infestation Peenasahara- relieves allergic rhinitis, running nose kasahara- relieves cough with sputum Shukrala- improves sperm count and semen quantity Varnya- improves skin complexion Mukhashosha- Relieves dryness of mouth Trusha- Relieves excess thirst Vishapaha- useful in toxic conditions Kanta Vaktra Rujahara- relieves throat and oral pain Shiroruk hara- relieves headache Basti Shodhana- urinary retention, dysuria. Amavatahara- useful in rheumatoid arthritis Amahara- Relieves ama (product of indigestion and altered metabolism) Kantashuddhikara – cleanses, clears throat. Improves voice Cinnamon and honey – one gram of cinnamon along with a teaspoon of honey once a day is useful way for weight loss