- It is used for chronic constipation and in the infections of kidney, bladder and urethra in European and Asian herbal medicine.
- A decoction of seeds is prescribed in cough and cold.
- Poultice of crushed seeds are useful to rheumatic and glandular swellings.
- It prevents heart attacks by regulating the serum cholesterol.
- It regulates blood glucose levels and insulin response by decreasing the absorption of fats and glucose.
- It detoxifies GIT resulting in excretion of toxins from the body.
- It helps check indigestion and flatulence; removes any material, which may cause intestinal obstruction.
- It prevents lethargy and gives a feeling of well being and good health.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum is native to Sri Lanka, the neighbouring Malabar Coast of India, and Myanmar (Burma) and is also cultivated in South America and the West Indies. In India it is commercially cultivated in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is also naturally seen in the forests of the Western Ghats.