True cinnamon

Scientific name of True cinnamon: Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Name of True cinnamon in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Twakpathram, Tamala

Hindi: Darusita ദരുസിത, Dalchani (दरुसिता), ധാൽചിനി

Malayalam: Karuva കറുവ, കറുകപ്പട്ട, ഇലവംഗം, ഇലവർങം, കറപ്പ

Plant description:

Cinnamomum zeylanicum known as Cinnamon is a tropical tree are grows up to 10–15 meters tall. The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape, sized 7 to 18 cm long, and flowers are arranged in panicles, greenish color, clustered, and with a distinct odor. The fruit is a purplish green and 1 cm drupe, containing a single seed. Bark is brown and aromatic; add as a spice for flavor in curry items, which is used for medicinal uses.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lancelot Margin-Entire Venation-parallel

Useful plant parts:

Bark, root

Chemical content: Cymene, thymine, eugenol etc

Medicinal uses: Increase digestive power, to treat cough, respiratory disorders,

True cinnamon is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like

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