Genus Cinnamomum

Cinnamomum is a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs belonging to the Laurel family, Lauraceae.

Species in the genus Cinnamomum of plants


Cinnamomum japonicum - Cinnamomum pedunculatum, commonly known as Japanese Cinnamon, is an evergreen tree in the genus Cinnamomum.

Cinnamomum osmophloeum - Cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil extracted from C. osmophloeum, has numerous commercial uses. Also, it is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, hence a potential drug for treatment of hyperuricemia and related medical conditions including gout.

Cinnamomum parthenoxylon - The tree has gray to brown bark. Its leaves are a glossy green ovals 710 cm long with a point at the end. Like many plants in the Laurel Family, the leaves give off a pleasant smell when crushed. The flowers appear in clusters and are green and very small. The fruits are blackish drupes.