Chemistry, Biogenesis, and Biological Activities of Cinnamomum zeylanicum

  title={Chemistry, Biogenesis, and Biological Activities of Cinnamomum zeylanicum},
  author={G. K. Jayaprakasha and L. M. Rao},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  pages={547 - 562}
  • G. K. Jayaprakasha, L. M. Rao
  • Published 2011
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
  • The genus Cinnamomum comprises of several hundreds of species, which are distributed in Asia and Australia. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, the source of cinnamon bark and leaf oils, is an indigenous tree of Sri Lanka, although most oil now comes from cultivated areas. C. zeylanicum is an important spice and aromatic crop having wide applications in flavoring, perfumery, beverages, and medicines. Volatile oils from different parts of cinnamon such as leaves, bark, fruits, root bark, flowers, and buds… CONTINUE READING
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