Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

Description : Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods. The term “cinnamon” also refers to its mid-brown colour. While Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon”, most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from related species, which are also referred to as “cassia” to distinguish them from “true cinnamon”.

Cinnamon may help to : 

  • Soothe an upset stomach

  • Clear up urinary-tract infections

  • Allow diabetics to use less insulin

  • Aid digestion

  • Kill many disease-causing fungi and viruses

  • Relieve Pain

  • Relieve Colds and Flu

 

Health Benefits : 

1.Diabetes. Recent studies have found that cinnamon may help control blood sugar levels. In 2003, for example, Diabetes Care found that people with type 2 diabetes who took 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon reduced their fasting blood glucose levels by 18–29 percent, and also reduced triglycerides by 23–30 percent. It also reduced LDL cholesterol by 7–27 percent, and total cholesterol by 12–26 percent.

2. Alzheimer’s Disease. According to a 2009 study, extracts of Ceylon cinnamon inhibited the formation of the proteins and filaments that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers isolated a certain flavonoid (proanthocyanidin) from the cinnamon and determined it had the majority if the inhibitory properties.

3. Cancer. One animal study found that a particular component in cinnamon impaired the proliferation of cancer cells and slowed tumor growth. A second study published in 2010 also found that cinnamon extracts were directly linked with anti-tumor effects.

4. Anti-inflammatory. A study from South Korea found that compounds from cassia cinnamon had promise as an anti-inflammatory agent, with potential in treating dyspepsia, gastritis, and inflammatory diseases.

5. Anti-microbial. Several studies have indicated that cinnamon has the ability to fight off bacteria. One published in 2007, for example, found that even low concentrations boosted the activity of antibiotic “clindamycin.”

Essential Oil

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CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM ( DALCHINI, CINNAMON )
PRODUCT CODE: EO/CZ/0512
DESCRIPTION BLACKISH BROWN COLOURED POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
WATER SOLUBLE EXTRACTIVES AS PER I.P. 66 80%
LOSS ON DRYING 4% MAX.
NATURE OF EXTRACT DRY EXTRACT
HERBAL EXTRACT RATIO 5:1
VOLATILE OIL 0.25% MIN.
SOLUBILITY SOLUBLE IN WATER