Ayurveda and Science

Tamalpatra/तमालपत्र/Cinnamomum Tamala/Cinnamon Leaf


Hindi Name: Tamalpatra
Sanskrit Name: Tamalpatra
English Name: Cinnamon Leaf
Latin Name: Cinnamomum tamala Nees
A moderate sized tree with aromatic leaves and bark found growing wild in tropical and subtropical Himalayas and north-eastern Himalayas.

Cinnamomum Tamala Medicinal Uses

Cassia cinnamon leaves are frequently used for garnishing foods in India and various other countries. Extract of leaves shows a moderate degree of local antiseptic activity as recommended by Indian Ayurveda.

Chemical Composition

The leaves yield an essential oil, which contains eugenol and phellandrene. The essential oil from the bark contains aldehyde.

Effect on

Pacifies kapha and vata.
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