Ayurvedic uses :-
It is a good addition to teas for coughs and colds and is sometimes used in steam inhalations for respiratory conditions.
In India it is used at the first sign of a cold to prevent it.
Common names :- True cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon.
Species: C. verum
Binomial name : Cinnamomum verum
Species: C. cassia
Binomial name : Cinnamomum cassia
Common names :- Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon.
In Ayurvedic medicine Cinnamon oil is used in external applications for rheumatism, aching joints and stiffness. It is also used for toothache and sore gums, much like clove oil.