Updated: Feb 4, 2020
This delicious and commonly used spice is given in Ayurvedic medicine for strong digestive, respiratory and circulatory support. As the bark protects the tree, cinnamon protects and strengthens the digestive tract. Cinnamon ignites the Agni or digestive fire, treats flatulence, colic and has an anti-fungal property that can heal imbalanced gut flora.
Because of its pungent, warm and sweet nature, cinnamon pacifies the cool properties of Kapha and Vata. It positively assists circulation, particularly for those who suffer from cold extremities, difficulty breathing, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fluid accumulation and fatigue. Cinnamon bark is also a go-to in drying out mucous and productive coughs making it the perfect assistant for colds, sinus congestion and conditions like bronchitis.
In consuming cinnamon bark (as a powder or the sticks) ensure no more than 1 teaspoon a day taken within food or drinks. Otherwise this can cause further imbalance to other areas of the body. In addition, please don't consume cinnamon if you have a Pitta imbalance (generally indicated by excess heat, infection, inflammation and hyper acidity). Always consult your Ayurvedic Practitioner or Doctor for guidance and support.
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