Ayurveda and Science
Tamalpatra/तमालपत्र/Cinnamomum Tamala/Cinnamon Leaf
AYURVEDIC & MEDICINAL PLANTS
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.
The leaves yield an essential oil, which contains eugenol and phellandrene. The essential oil from the bark contains aldehyde.