Cinnamomum Leaf essential oil



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

Notes: Middle

Color: Yellowish

Appearance: Mobile liquid


Specific Gravity:0.8921 at 250C
Refractive Index: 1.470  at 250C
Optical Rotation: 2.99 at 26.30C
Acid Value:3.7
Ester Value:13.3
Ester Value after Acetylating:113.9
Flash Point: 540 C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

Chemical Family: phenols


Therapeutic Properties:

analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, insecticide


trans-sabinene hydrate, (Z)-b-ocimene, and germacrene A


Traditional uses:

  • Medicine: This plant has a long-standing healing tradition in nervous dyspepsia, nervous bowel, tension,

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.