Family: Lauraceae

Synonym:Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume

Bengali/Vernacular name: Daruchini(Bengali), Darchini (Noakhali).

Tribal name:Dalchini (Chakma), Kuruowen pang (Marma), Daruchini (Tripura).

English name:Cinnamon tree.

Description of the plant: A moderate-sized evergreen tree, all parts glabrous. Leaves leathery, shining, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, 8-15 cm long, pointed at both ends, blade strongly 3- or 5-nerved. Inflorescence a lax panicle, terminal, many-flowered; flowers numerous, pale yellow, small.Fruit oblong or ovoid-oblong.

Plant parts used: Bark.

Herbal uses: Powder prepared from the bark of the plant is taken for the treatment of dyspepsia, flatulence, diarrhoea, dysentery, and vomiting.

The bark of the plant is used for the treatment of asthma, anal blister, anal fissure, constipation, dysmenorrhoea, hiccup, hyperacidity, impotence, insanity, jaundice, leprosy, leucorrhoea, malaria, rabies, sexual weakness, and tuberculosis.

Distribution: It is cultivated in the Hill Tracts districts and also elsewhere in gardens.

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