- Dalchini is one popular kitchen herb or spice of India and mostly used in meals for fragrances. Dalchini is Hindi name of Cinnamon natural herb of Lauraceae family. In Sanskrit, Dalchini is known as Tvak because Cinnamon bark is used part of this organic herb. Dalchini is a medicinal tree with a lot of medicinal properties. Cinnamon health benefits are too many but some main are mentioned below with tree identification.
◆ Dalchini Cinnamon Tree :
- Dalchini evergreen tree is of 20-25 feet in height mostly and in Sri Lanka it is of height 50-60 feet. Dalchini bark obtained from new tree is smooth and old Cinnamon tree barkis dry brown breakable of 5 mm in thickness.Cinnamon leaves are oriented, leathered and 4-7 inches in length. Cinnamon leaves top surface is shiny and with 3-5 veins. When you chafe Dalchini leaves then it offers a pungent smell and sour taste. Cinnamon flowers are in bunches with foul smell.C
- innamon fruits are ½-1 inch long in oval deep purple colour in bell shaped with one seed inside. On plucking fruits from inside Turpentine (Tarpin) smell arises. Cinnamon tree gets flowers in January and its fruits ripe in May to August months.D
- alchini is an organic herb and has many uses or health benefits in Ayurveda. Some main Dalchini Cinnamon health benefits are mentioned as below: