by Nov 25, 2019

Namaste from HemaVeda,

Ayurveda the science of life has its foundation built from thousands of years. Foundation build with Herbs, Spices, Food and Life balance. Following an Ayurvedic Lifestyle by making few changes in your eating habits, can make a huge difference in the Health and Wellness of an individual. Let’s focus on one of the pillars in Ayurveda- The Spices. One of the most important of them all is everyone’s favorite, Cinnamon


Importance of Spices

Ayurveda reminds us in every way to use and enjoy different spices in our daily diet.

Spices are the most prominent part of food. They have incredible health benefits like-  

  1. They not only provide nourishment but also make the food palatable and help to accentuate the flavor.
  2. They help in digestion and assimilation of food.
  3. They also help profoundly in absorption of nutrients.
  4. If a food item is heavy to digest like most of the animal products, spices help to make them light and easy for digestion and absorption. CINNAMON

So today let’s learn about a well-known spice- Cinnamon. Cinnamon plays an important role in Ayurveda apothecary and it is one of the important spices used in food, medicine and illnesses.

Cinnamon is a warming spice, and has the sweet, pungent and bitter tastes. It pacifies Kapha dosha (The heaviness of Kapha) and also helps in balancing Vata Dosha (the cold and dry property of Vata). Individuals with Pitta dosha imbalance, should use cinnamon in a moderate amount as it can vitiate pitta dosha with its warming quality.

Cinnamon helps accentuate the properties of other herbs and has capacity to increase the bioavailability of them. Hence, we as Ayurveda professionals incorporate cinnamon on a regular basis in our herbal medicines.


Benefits and Uses of Cinnamon:

  1. A good expectorant– This warming spice is a boon if used in the cold season and in chest congestion, sore throat and cough.
  2. Digestion– It proves beneficial in digestive disorders like loss of appetite, nausea and for abdominal pain and bloating
  3. Reproductive health – Cinnamon also has aphrodisiac properties. It also helps in irregular Menstruation and some infertility issues (prescribed in the right dosage in combination of other medicines by an Ayurveda Doctor)
  4. Good for the Immune System:
  • Analgesic (relieves pain)
  • Antibacterial (slows the growth or Krimihar in Ayurveda)
  • Anti-fungal (Has the capacity to destroy fungus)

Spiced Cinnamon Milk recipe

Spiced Cinnamon Milk recipe,


  1. 1 cup of milk.
  2. 1 teaspoon of sugar(optional) or Honey (pls do not put honey in a piping hot beverage. You can use honey in warm liquids only -according to Ayurveda)
  3. 1-2 medium cinnamon sticks
  4. A pinch of saffron(optional)
  5. A pinch of turmeric.

In a pot, take a cup of milk and put the sticks of cinnamon and let the liquid boil for 4-5 mins on a low flame. Then add the sugar and filter the milk in a cup. Add a pinch of turmeric and give it a stir.

Then add 1-2 strands of saffron and enjoy it warm as a morning energizer.


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