Herbal Trees

Cinnamon Tree

The cinnamon tree grows to a height of about 10m. It has large oval shaped and sharp pointed leaves 10 to 20cm long. The hard woody heart of the branches is covered with soft bark. Cinnamon is gathered by scraping the bark with a knife or appropriate tool and then dried in the shade.

Scientific Name                 : Cinnamon zeylanicum

Spanish Name                   : Canela

Usable Parts                       : The bark

Curative Properties

Cinnamon tree is an antiseptic, calms the stomach, helps digestion and serves as a tonic, stimulant and diuretic. According to a study done in Germany, cinnamon tree relives the cause of most infections of the urinary tract and eradicated the Escherichia bacteria and the candida albicans fungus that case vaginal infections


Antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal and antiparasitic properties. Digestive, respiratory and circulatory stimulant, relieves flatulence and spasm, combats intestinal infection, chest infection, boost immune system against chills and infections


Add half teaspoon of dried bark to a cup of boiled water, steep for 2 to 5 minutes. Drink half a cup 3 times a day, morning, noon and evening especially after meals for a week


Coughs, nausea, vomiting, indigestion and lowers blood pressure


Cinnamon tree oil should not be used externally because it irritates the skin and internally it may produce nausea or vomiting or damage the kidneys. Pregnant women should not use cinnamon tree as a remedy or as an infusion