A tropical evergreen up to 15m high, with strong branches and thick scabrous bark with young shoots speckled greeny-orange. It has shiny green, leathery leaves, small white flowers and oval bluish-white berries. The leaves have a spicy smell when bruised.
Cinnamon has been shown to lower the cholestrol level of patience with diabetes.
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of cinnamon can help to lose weight.
Cinnamon can be sprinkled on food like toast, rolls, and desert.