The Ceylon Cinnamon tree can grows up to 10m (30ft) and is distinguished by its glossy green, leathery leaves which are a striking crimson when young. Both leaves and bark a highly aromatic; flowers are small, yellow-white and appear in clusters. The tree can be propagated from seeds or cuttings and grows well in moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
This pungent, sweet, warming herb stimulates peripheral circulation, improves digestion, relieves, spasms, lowers fever and blood pressure. Several essential oils are found in the bark and leaf- bark oil is used for flavoring food and drinks, in oral hygiene products & cosmetics. The oil extracted from the leaves can be used to treat hormonal complications, while the powder is good for skin care against parasites.