Botanical Name : Cinnamomum verum J.Presl
Family Name : LAURACEAE
Common Name : Cinnamon, Op-choei (Thai Name)
Part Used : Bark
Cinnamon is native to Sri Lanka and India, growing in tropical forest to an altitude of 1,500 ft. (500 m.). It has a long history of use in India and
was first used medicinally in Egypt and parts of Europe for about 500 BC. It has a very thin, smooth bark with a light - yellowish brown color and a highly fragrant aroma. The distinctive odor and flavor of cinnamon is
due to Cinnamaldehyde, the major oily constituent of cinnamon bark. Cinnamon bark is widely used as a spice, it is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring agents.
Active Ingredients of Cinnamon Extract
Properties & Application
- Treatment for diarrhea, diabetes
- Treatment for sore throats and cough.
- Improve the appetite
- Flavoring agent
- Use as spices and flavoring agent for food and dessert products such as curry, soft drink, tea, candy, chewing gums and bakery products.
- Use as Traditional medicine such as capsule, balm.
- Use as ingredient for cosmetic such as soap, oral care products.
Chrysanthemum can be used as a herbal medicine such as beverage and herbal tea because it has many properties :