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Benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk And Its Side Effects

It is impossible to narrow down the health benefits of cinnamon milk to a few words. Cinnamon milk is one of the easiest beverages you can prepare and extremely beneficial in increasing bone density which in turn helps in preventing arthritis. It can also help in easing indigestion and cramping. It is one of the most widely used spices out there and its contributions are famous; the reason why it is used to cure certain diseases and ailments. To know more about the health benefits of the cinnamon milk, read on.

Benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Nutritional Value of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Health Benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Weight Loss
Excellent Breath Freshener
Stronger Bones
Tackles Diabetes
Beats Cold
Improves Oral and Digestive Health
Keeps Bacteria and Viruses At Bay
Reduces Cholesterol
Cures Insomnia
Deals with Parkinson’s
Circulation Booster
Improves Memory
Uses of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Origin And Cultivation of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Flavour Your milk, Enhance Your LifeCinnamon, popularly known as ‘dalchini’ among Indians, is a spice obtained from the inner bark of the tropical evergreen trees belonging to the genus Cinnamomum. Brown in color, it is one of the most used spices in kitchens all over the world. Besides being used to flavor food, it has been widely used in the Ayurveda to cure a variety of ailments ranging from indigestion to cancer. Cinnamon sticks are rich in calcium, manganese, and iron and are popular for their medicinal, hemostatic, and carminative properties. It is consumed in the form of powder, stick, oil or even capsules, dependent upon your requirement. This isn't just a piece of wood. This spice is an actual medicine. Before getting into detail about the possible benefits of this spice, let us have a little discussion on how to include cinnamon in your daily diet. Including it in your day to day life not only enhances the flavor of your meals but can also add nutritional value to the same. Some of the possible and easiest ways to add cinnamon to your diet are as follows: Adding it to your oatmeal, cereal or yogurt. Drinking cinnamon milk, coffee, tea or smoothie. Making cinnamon flavored cookies, bread and pancakes. Of the above-mentioned dishes, cinnamon milk is the quickest, easiest and one of the widely used and accepted one. Now, getting into detail about its contributions, let us explore the possible cinnamon (dalchini) milk benefits.

Nutritional Value of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

It is said that cinnamon has a number of nutritional benefits. The antioxidant properties present in cinnamon have positive effects on digestion process, thus improving the immunity power of your entire body. Studies suggest that one tablespoon of powdered cinnamon contains 3% Vitamin K, 8% Calcium, 4 grams of fibre, and 0 grams of sugar and fat. This said, make sure that you include cinnamon in your daily diet.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Health Benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Weight Loss

Including cinnamon in your daily diet helps you stay full throughout the day, thus slowing down the need for the intake of food. No other spice has the potential to help and improve your weight loss process.

Excellent Breath Freshener

Some people are known to be use chewing gum, and various other mouth fresheners.. These flavoured items can increase your sugar levels as most of the fresheners contain sugar. In this case too, cinnamon comes to the rescue. Cinnamon is widely used for its flavour, and can therefore also be used as a mouth freshener. So the next time you feel bad about your breath, do not hesitate to chew some cinnamon sticks. The plus point? It can also strengthen your gums and make you less prone to cavities.

Stronger Bones

Cinnamon can strengthen the bones, thus making them stronger. Brittle bones are more prone to arthritis. Therefore, cinnamon also helps in prevention of arthritis by keeping the bones and joints stronger for longer.

Tackles Diabetes

Studies show that overeating of sugar causes diabetes. While this is a popular misconception, a healthy blood sugar level, if maintained can go a long way in tackling diabetes and preventing it. And nothing can improve the insulin levels of diabetic patients like a glass of cinnamon milk does.

Beats Cold

Yes, you heard it right. Most of us take tablets when we are down with fever, cold or a headache. A tablespoon of cinnamon powder and honey can work like a charm in helping you recover from cold, headache or dizziness. You can also try some cinnamon milk or some cinnamon-ginger tea.

Improves Oral and Digestive Health

Cinnamon, besides helping the entire process of digestion, can also go the extra mile in strengthening gums, making you less vulnerable to cavities and insect bites.

Keeps Bacteria and Viruses At Bay

If you are stunned by the benefits this wonder spice is capable of bringing about, you are in for a lot more. Cinnamon (dalchini) milk benefits include the ability to fight viruses and other deadly bacteria that are capable of causing dangerous diseases like UTIs and E-coli.

Reduces Cholesterol

A lot of natural supplements are known to bring down the level of undesirable cholesterol in the body. If you are to choose among the lot, it is highly recommended to go with honey and cinnamon. Research suggests that both cinnamon and honey appear to have exquisite cholesterol-lowering properties. Not only does it help lower the LDL, the bad cholesterol level, it can also improve your overall health. Low levels of LDL means you are less prone to heartaches, keeping all the possible and deadly diseases at bay. So it is best advised to have a cup of cinnamon milk or cinnamon tea daily.

Cures Insomnia

Adults, and in some rare cases children, often suffer from insomnia, a condition of sleeplessness. Sleep is an important aspect of life, and no living being can survive without sleep. Good sleep relaxes the body and repairs the wear and tear of the muscles. Sleeplessness can damage you both physically and mentally. So for those suffering from insomnia, a glass of cinnamon milk before sleeping can go a long way in improving sleep.

Deals with Parkinson’s

Besides providing some best in class health benefits, cinnamon also reduces chronic inflammation associated with neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Studies suggest that cinnamon can reverse the cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice affected with Parkinson’s disorder. It reveals that cinnamon could be one of the safest ways on the planet to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Circulation Booster

Inappropriate blood circulation in the body often leads to a variety of life-threatening problems like PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) causing stiffening of arteries and narrowing of the blood vessels. Sometimes all you need is a glassful of cinnamon milk to warm your body naturally and to improve blood circulation. It is also renowned for its blood thinning properties.

Improves Memory

There are a number of people using Chyavanprash and various other tablets and pills that are known to increase your memory and alertness. There are no studies that suggest whether these methods and medications help in improving one’s memory. Some of them may even be harmful to the people eating them. Including cinnamon milk in your diet is not only safer as it is a natural substance, it also has positive effect on the memory. Benefits of cinnamon (dalchini) milk include warming and soothing of the body, and positive effects on alertness, memory, and insight. It can help you recall things that you usually end up forgetting and also improve your response time. So if you are a person working at night or a student preparing for your exams, drinking a cup of cinnamon milk is one of the smartest ways to help you stay focused on whatever you do..

Uses of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Cures Problems related to Infertility

Besides adding flavor to our daily dishes, cinnamon has certain advantages you probably did not hear of. Preliminary studies suggest that besides decreasing the level of testosterone in women, cinnamon, if consumed regularly, can also increase the progesterone levels in the body. A healthy level of these hormones is very much essential to reduce the risk of infertility in women. Some cinnamon supplements, usually in the form of capsules have known to work wonders. However, if you prefer going naturally, having regular cups of cinnamon milk or tea would work.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Have Cinnamon, live longer: Well, the chances are high that a number of readers re-read the above caption twice. Surprised, are you? Yes, cinnamon is known to enhance and augment your lifespan. It is known that a spoon of honey and lime water can bring about significant weight loss. Similarly, a mixture of honey and cinnamon powder in water can increase your longevity.

Origin And Cultivation of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk

Have Cinnamon, live longer: Well, the chances are high that a number of readers re-read the above caption twice. Surprised, are you? Yes, cinnamon is known to enhance and augment your lifespan. It is known that a spoon of honey and lime water can bring about significant weight loss. Similarly, a mixture of honey and cinnamon powder in water can increase your longevity.

Popular Questions & Answers

Please suggest. Is there any case in India whose diabetes is cured completely. If yes then approx how many cases there are. Is it really so difficult to find the cure of diabetes with such technologies.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes is disease of lifestyle. It can't be cured but only controlled. There are lakhs of people who controlled their diabetes without medicines. It can be kept under control for years. But it usually happens only in those who have mild diabetes.
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Hi, My Mom is 47 years old and Diabetic patient. Her sugar level is under control. For Constipation sometimes she takes Madiphala rasayana with lemon (almost 2 times in a week). This gives her relief. Is it good if diabetic patient's have that syrup?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Madiphala rasayana is not good for diabetic patient madiphal is citrus fruil but process in syrup base .which is sweet in nature. Triphala powder is good for her constipation.

M a diabetic patient and bp patient too. Can I take 300 mg of eltroxin daily. Wat does it happen.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, Thanks for the query. I have gone through the details given In that there is no mention about how is your blood glucose and BP controlled, what are the drugs being taken for those conditions and their dosage. Plus no mention about weight, diet and exercise etc. Plus I am unable to understand why are you asking about taking 300 mg of Thyroxine. That is a hormone, only used in treating hypothyroidism. It is used in microgram strength. Thanks.

Popular Health Tips

Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

You pass by that cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin. It can either mean that the pancreas is producing less than normal insulin or the body is not being able to utilize the produced insulin effectively. Factors such as a poor diet and lack of exercise increase the risks of Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link
Pancreatitis is a condition that is marked by an inflammation of the pancreatic cells. This inflammation can damage the beta cells that produce insulin, thus resulting in diabetes. Factors that contribute to it are a poor diet, lack of exercise, presence of excessive calcium in the blood or excessive alcohol consumption.

How can you avoid the same?
It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.

5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Benefits Of Gram Flour/Besan

"N.D/N.M.D"
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi


1. Helps lower cholesterol: 
Gram flour contains healthy unsaturated fats which help in lowering the cholesterol level of the body. 

2. Controls diabetes: 
It is a great food for diabetics. Use it in your rotis, paranthas as a replacement for flour. 

3. Helps improve health of the heart: 
Besan has high soluble fiber content which is beneficial for the health of the heart. It is also endorsed by the heart care foundation. 

4. Helps getting rid of iron deficiency: 
Being rich in iron, consumption of besan on a daily basis can help your body recover from iron deficiencies like anaemia. 

5. Useful in pregnancy: 
Gram flour is rich in folate, a vitamin which takes care of the foetus’ brain and spinal cord development and ensures a healthy well developed baby. 

6. Helps during fatigue: gram flour is a good source of the vitamin thiamin which helps the body in converting food into energy. 

7. Helps regulate mood and appetite: besan is rich in vitamin b6. Vitamin b6 is an important component involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin plays an important in mood and appetite regulation. 

8. Helps regulate blood pressure: 
The magnesium content of besan helps in maintaining vascular health and it also helps in the regulation of blood pressure. 

9. Helps in strengthening of bones: 
The phosphorous in gram flour combines with calcium in the body to help in the formation of bones. 

10. Very. Effective for skin care and hair care.

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Preventive Care - Keep Your Health On Track!

MD - Medicine , MBBS
General Physician, Vadodara
Preventive Care - Keep Your Health On Track!

Most of us today live a hectic life be it pressing deadlines or tiring social engagements, but in all this hustle and bustle we tend to often neglect our health. Do we know that today for all of us there is a great need for preventive care, especially in today's world where the threats are magnified. This also includes being able to get the proper guidance to imbibe a healthier lifestyle with regular tests and health checkups that will help us in knowing our present state of health and will help is in identifying risks and threats well in advance.

  • Did you know, that almost seven out of ten fatalities or deaths are caused due to chronic disease and that half these cases do not recognise the early symptoms and risks with proper screening and regular
  • check ups. Sounds familiar, are you also one of those who have never cared for preventive healthcare check ups?
  • These preventive health checkups are actually life saving, as they update you on how fit and healthy you are. Preventive health care basically deals with the prevention of diseases and conditions that may be caused due to environmental factors, genetic predisposition of the patient, lifestyle choices as well as disease agents. In this field, constant check ups and preventive action equips people to deal with and ward off these causes so as to prevent the onset of a number of disease and ailments. Here is everything you need to know about preventive healthcare.
  • In today's time it is very simple to get a preventive health check up done, all it takes is a simple blood and urine test at a lab and you will be able to know all you need to know about your health. Further, if there has been an outbreak of an epidemic where you live, then preventive health care will help in getting the right tests done at the right time so as to ensure that you get the proper vaccinations. With preventive healthcare, you can also get genetic testing done on a regular basis so as to learn more about preventing diseases like asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and many others that one might inherit genetically.
  • It is time that we take care of ourselves by booking a full body check up today and live a healthy and stress free life.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ways To Help You Manage Diabetic Hypertension!

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
Ways To Help You Manage Diabetic Hypertension!

Hypertension is commonly witnessed among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes as compared to those who do not have diabetes. Studies have revealed that arterial hypertension among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes is in the vicinity of 40-50 percent. What’s more, a patient suffering from hypertension and diabetes has an increased risk factor for certain other diseases such as left ventricular hypertrophy, dyslipidemia, elevated fibrinogen and hyperuricemia.

The measurement practice:
It is important to measure blood pressure in a person who is suffering from type 2 diabetes with or without hypertension and renal diseases. Blood pressure measurement should be repeated within a month, if the measurement is 150/190 mm Hg. BP should be measured within a couple, of months if BP is greater than 140/80 mm of Hg.

Lifestyle practices:
If a person is consistently suffering from type 2 diabetes and has a BP range of 140/80, the following life style practices should be maintained always:

  1. A daily exercise schedule: Hypertension coupled with diabetes can be a dangerous combination. To ensure that a person remains healthy it is imperative to maintain a daily exercise schedule for at least half an hour. Exercise consumes extra calories and helps a person maintain a steady blood-sugar level.
  2. Food habits: Food habit is yet another important criterion to maintain good health for a person suffering from diabetic hypertension. Avoiding starch, glucose, and food with high carbs should be a mandate. Refraining from processed food with a high density of condensed fat, sugar and oil will go a long way in maintaining good health. Consulting a nutritionist is the best way to go.
  3. Stress is yet another factor that drives diabetic hypertension: A person suffering from regular stress has a greater tendency to fall prey to cardiovascular and renal diseases. The only way to stay away from stress is to ensure that good lifestyle choice are made. A stress -free life can pay rich dividends to a person suffering from diabetic hypertension.

Drug treatment:
A doctor’s first line of treatment hovers around ACE inhibitors. A pregnant woman suffering from diabetic hypertension is typically prescribed a calcium blocker. This is an antihypertensive drug that helps to stabilize the pregnancy and keep complications at bay. For a person who is resisting to ACE Inhibitor, a doctor might subscribe angiotensin 2 receptor. If the BP is not reduced after the first line of treatment, a doctor adds a thiazide-related diuretic along with the ACE inhibitor to expedite the treatment process.

Even after a triple therapy if a person continues to suffer from high blood pressure, a doctor might prescribe an alpha-blocker, potassium blocker or a beta blocker.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Nutritional Value of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Health Benefits of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Weight Loss
Excellent Breath Freshener
Stronger Bones
Tackles Diabetes
Beats Cold
Improves Oral and Digestive Health
Keeps Bacteria and Viruses At Bay
Reduces Cholesterol
Cures Insomnia
Deals with Parkinson’s
Circulation Booster
Improves Memory
Uses of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk
Origin And Cultivation of Cinnamon (Dalchini) Milk