Cinnamon Leaves - Green
Cinnamon Leaves (Dalchini Leaves) are medium-sized, elongated and oval in shape that tapers to the point. The surface of the leaf is leathery and shiny green when fresh, and form a prominent central light green vein that runs through the centre of each leaf.
The great thing about cinnamon leaves is that they are found year-round.
The Cinnamon leaf oil has a powerful, spicy, and musky aroma with strong notes of clove and citrus.
Cinnamon leaves are often dried and have a lighter taste and aroma compared to cinnamon bark when used in teas or cooking.
Cinnamon Leaves Uses:
Nutritional Supplement: Cinnamon leaves contain vitamins and minerals that can either be extracted and placed in a nutritional supplement in the form of an oil or capsule.
Tea Ingredient: The entire leaf itself can be used as a hot water tea ingredient so that its contents can be extracted into the tea and orally ingested.
Flavouring Agent: Cinnamon Leaves are used to flavour stews, pilafs, curries, baked goods and desserts.
Cinnamon Leaves Benefits:
- The oil contained within cinnamon leaves may have anti-bacterial properties.
- Cinnamon leaf oil may improve the balance of chemicals and neurotransmitters in your brain which is important for Mental Health.
- It contains eugenol which reduces symptoms of upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhoea.
- It is used in aromatherapy as an aphrodisiac for its potential ability to increase sexual function.
Cinnamon Leaves Recipes:
Cinnamon Leaves Bread
For this delicious bread recipe, you'll need flour, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, milk, water, eggs, vanilla for the Dough and brown sugar, cinnamon, butter for the Filling.
Cinnamon Mint Tea
For this healthy tea, you'll need 6 cups of water, 2 cinnamon leaves, 4 whole cloves, 4 whole allspice, 2 cups of fresh mint leaves.
Boil the ingredients for 1 minute, stir in the mint leaves, remove from the heat for 10 minutes, strain.
Cinnamon tea is a powerful beverage. It's filled with antioxidants and offers several health benefits, including reduced inflammation and blood sugar levels, improved heart health,
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