Friday, October 12, 2007


Dalchini commonly known as Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. Cinnamon has a warm, sweet and amiable aroma that is delicate yet intense. The taste is also aromatic, warm and sweet with hints of clove and citrus. Ground bark is immediately aromatic, whereas the quills have a tendency to hide their aromatic properties until broken or cooked in a liquid.

Health Tips: It has haemostatic properties. It is especially effective in uterine bleeding.Its beleived that cinnamon helps reduce the blood sugar levels and increase the natural production of insulin. It also helps to lower the blood cholesterol levels. It helps in reducing the LDL (known as the bad cholesterol) but not reducing levels of HDL, the good cholesterol.

Other Languages:
Burma: thit-ja-boh-gauk
India: darchini
Indonesia: kayu manis
Malaysia: kayu manis
Sri Lanka: kurundu
Thailand: ob chuey
Vietnam: que