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English name: Cinnamon Bark
Hindi name: Dalchini
Sanskrit name: Darusita
Latin name:Cinnamomum zeylanicum Breyn Pennel

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 bark is one of the common ingredients in spice mixtures used in India. Dalchini is known to increase salivation and to improve digestive functions. 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 dosha

Pacifies kapha and vata

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