Tvak is commonly known as Cinnamon. The plant have numerous medicinal properties and is used in alleviating many diseases. The bark of the herb have strong odour and is used to treat diseases, hence the name given. The best Ayurveda Doctor, Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Tvak in conditions involving the vitiation of Kapha and Vata doshas as it alleviates these doshas. The herb is used to treat conditions like Cough, Asthma, Vomiting etc. Tvak is also used as a Carminative , Germicide etc as it contains Phytoconstituents like cinnamic acid, phellandrene etc.

General aspects and Geography

Botanical name : Cinnamomum zeylanica            

Family :  Lauraceae 

Habitat: Found through out India

Parts used

  • Bark

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda Textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Not mentioned 

Susruta Samhita – Eladi gana

Pharmacological action

  • Carminative 
  • Aromatic 
  • Antiseptic 
  • Germicide 


Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana (Carminative )
  • Visaghna (Antipoisonous )
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Pacana (Digestive )

Therapeutic indications

  • Cough (Kasa)- Powder of Tvak is taken along with honey to alleviate Cough immediately 
  • Asthma (Swasa)- Habitual intake of Tvak alleviates Asthma considerably.


Powder (Churna) – 1 g

Oil (Taila)- 3-6 drops

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Sitopaladi curna
  • Talisadi curna
  • Candraprabha vati

Morphology :

A moderate sized tree with smooth bark. Leaves are lanceolate. Inflorescence is panicle. Fruits are oblong. Flowers are numerous.

Vernacular names of Tvak 

English – Cinnamon 

Hindi- Dalchini

Malayalam – Grampu

Sanskrit - Tvak 


  • Vanapriya
  • Chocham
  • Utkatam 



Rasa- Tikta (Bitter)

Guna-  Laghu (Light )

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid ) 

Virya- Ushna (hot )

उक्तादारुसितास्वाद्वी तिक्ताचनिलपित्तहृत्

 सुरभिःशुक्रलाबल्यामुखशोषतृषापहा ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Karpuradi varga-shloka 67)

   Tvak alleviate Vata Kapha doshas because of its properties like hot potency and Acrid taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by Varun Ram Raj, uses the herb Tvak to treat numerous diseases including Cough and Fever and also conducts researches on the herb to prepare new combinations of medicines to cure diseases effectively. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Tvak churna?

According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Tvak churna can be used to treat Cough and Asthma

  1. What is the Dosage of Tvak churna?

         Tvak churna can be taken at a dose of 0.5 g to 1 g


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