Cinnamon is a spice and is a herbal medicine used in hereditary Ayurvedic treatment in Sri Lanka. Cinnamon is one of the largest export crops in Sri Lanka and known as “world best quality cinnamon”. Cinnamon is a daily used spice in local meal recipes That’s why It has helped to keep good health of traditional people.
Cinnamon trees are 10–15 metres tall. Leaves opposite or sub-opposite, 7.5-25 cm long, strongly 3- or 5-nerved; petiole 1.2-2.5 cm long. The flowers, which are arranged in panicles, have a greenish colour and a distinct odour. The fruit is a purple 1-cm drupe containing a single seed.
Uses of Cinnamon
01. The stem bark is used as a flavouring. it is used in curries and a wide range of sweet dishes.
08. It is also beneficial for those suffering from arthritis.
11. Can be recommended for pimples.
12. Cinnamon facilitates the healing process.
In addition, cinnamon is used in indigenous Ayurveda to treat the following diseases
06. Heart diseases
10. Upset stomach
Cinnamomum verum / Cinnamon / Kurundu
Kingdom – Plantae
Clade – Tracheophytes
Clade – Angiosperms
Clade – Magnoliids
Order – Laurales
Family – Lauraceae
Species – C. Verum
Binomial name- Cinnamomum Verum