Other Names:In Hindi, it is known as Dalchini. Malayalis and Tamilians refer to this as Karuvapatta and Lavangam in their respective languages. Dalchini Chakke is the name in Kannada and Telugu.
Health Benefits: Cinnamon has been used as a traditional medicine for a variety of ailments like bronchitis. It has astringent; stimulant and carminative properties and can check nausea and vomiting. The cinnamon Roll oil has anti-fungal properties. Used externally in toothache, neuralgia and rheumatism.
Cooking with Cinnamon: To keep intact its fragrance and flavor; cinnamon spice is ground just before preparing dishes and added at the last moment in the recipes since prolonged cooking results in evaporation of its essential oils. Cinnamon sticks can impart flavor to a dish or sauce during the cooking process and then be discarded before serving.
Ground cinnamon can be mixed into foods or sprinkled atop baked goods, desserts, savory dishes, and beverages. Used sparingly, cinnamon extract can liven all manner of dishes.