CinnamonSaturday 05 November 2016
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Botanical Name : Cinnamomum verum
Family : Lauraceae
Main Use : Spice/Medicine
Other Uses : Spice/Medicine
Cinnamon relives neural unrest. It improves physical appearance and strengthens memory. It soothes the stomach, cures indigestion, headache, burn, asthma, paralysis and gonorrhea. It prevents ulcer in stomach, infection in kidney, cold and virus infection. Cinnamon is used for regulating urinal discharge in case of impaired urination. It prevents teeth and gum decay, decreases bad smell of mouth and increases appetite. It cures scab, eczema, lichen, headache with fever, lesion in throat and vomiting .It Increases brightness of skin.
The medicinal attributes of cinnamon were unknown to Indians before eighth century. In twelfth century the Ceylonese used the leaves and bark of cinnamon as medicine. The Romans also used the bark of cinnamon as medicine. In Egypt cinnamon is used as ingredient of medicine. The use of Cinnamon dates back to 2007 B.C.in China. Even today the Chinese doctors prescribe cinnamon for treating fever, diarrhea and menstrual problem. In addition cinnamon is used for flavoring confectionary products. Cinnamon oil is a very good ingredient for preserving food items.
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