Cinnamomumtamala is commonly known as cinnamon and local name is Tejpat..It belongs to the family Laura ceaeand is a medium- sized plant with a height of 5-10 metres andit is an evergreen tree species. Cinnamon widely found in the mid-hills and is native to Nepal, India, China, Bhutan and other Asian countries. The useful part of cinnamomum plant is leaf and bark. The essential oil is extracted from leaves by steam distillation. This plant is cultivated by both vegetative and sexual propagation. It has antidiabetic, antifungal and antioxidant properties and is also very useful against diarrhea, flatulence and nausea. The oil of cinnamomumtamalais mostly used in medicine, food products and soft drinks and also plays a vital role in the treatment of toothache.
Harvesting season is from August till November.
Common Name: Cinnamomum Leaf
Botanical Name: Cinnamomumtamala
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Cultivation: wild crafted
Extraction method: Steam Distillation
Plants part: Leaves
Yield: 0.9 – 1.5%
Local Name: Tejpat
Aroma: Exotic and sensual, sweet, woody, herbaceous
Appearance: Mobile liquid
|Specific Gravity:0.8921 at 250C|
|Refractive Index: 1.470 at 250C|
|Optical Rotation: 2.99 at 26.30C|
|Ester Value after Acetylating:113.9|
|Flash Point: 540 C|
|Solubility: Insoluble in water|
Chemical Family: phenols
analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, insecticide
trans-sabinene hydrate, (Z)-b-ocimene, and germacrene A
headache and sleeplessness, especially for children’s conditions.
To the Egyptians it was an herb dedicated to the sun, used to cure fevers and to the moon, for its cooling ability.
It was also recognized to soothe nervous complaints and used in shampoos, cosmetics and perfumes.