Benefits of Tvak(Cinnamon)

Cassia is an evergreen tree indigenous to Southern India and Srilanka. Tvak literally means ‘skin’ or ‘bark’. The bark is used as spice and is a good remedy for intestinal diseases.

Benefits of Cinnamon: Difficult breathing, colds, cough, bronchitis, promotes circulation, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, gas, strengthens heart and kidneys, indigestion, liver problems, headache, backache, toothache, nausea, vomiting, hiccup.

Action: Antibacterial, anti-fungal, alterative, analgesic, antiseptic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, germicide, hemostatic, stimulant, stomachic.

Scientific name: Cinnamomum cassia Blume.

Useful part: Bark.

Dosage: 1–9g per day or 3–15ml per day.


Rasa (taste): Pungent, sweet, astringent

Vırya(energy): Hot

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Dry, light, penetrating

Dosa effect: VK−, P+

Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, muscles, nerves, reproductive

Srotas (channels): Digestive, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, nervous, reproductive

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Tvak, Daalchini (bark).

English: Cassia.

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