Cinnamon (Dalchini) is found in Himalayan region, Ceylon and Malaya. Based on the countries of origin, it is categorized into three forms:-
- Cinnamomum cassia: It comes from China and its bark is thick.
- Cinnamomum spp.:- It is imported in India from Sri Lanka. It is thinner than that found in China, sweeter and less bitter. For medicinal purposes, cinnamon from Sinhal Island is the best.