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Cinnamomum verum - Darusita

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Darusita, Dalchini, Cinnamomum verum

Darusita is a small evergreen tree 10–15 meters tall, native to Sri Lanka and South India. The bark is widely used as a spice due to its distinct odour. In India it is also known as "Daalchini".

Uses

Diabetes, Cholesterol, Cold, Common cold, Skin eruptions, Flu, Pimples, Headaches.

Parts Used

Leaves, Bark.

Chemical Composition

The presence of a wide range of essential oils, such as trans-cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, eugenol, L-borneol[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada daalchini, daalchinni chakke
Hindi dalcini, darucini
Malayalam carua, elavangam
Tamil cannalavangapattai, ilavangam
Telugu daalchinni chakke, lavangamu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit darusita, tvak
English cinnamon


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Tikta (Bitter), Katu (Pungent), Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Karma

Vata, Kapha

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Foliage Color is Light Green, Dark Green, Pink and Foliage Texture is Medium and Foliage Sheen is Glossy

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long White, Light Yellow 1 Flower Interest is Insignificant and these are the Fragrant Flowers

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
rounded black fruit is edible Fruites are fragment single {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Cinnamon can be found at elevations up to 2,000 metres, but for commercial harvesting does best at low altitudes below 500 metres[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Ocean islands, Seychelles, Lowland tropical forests.

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