Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is produced by steam distillation of Bark from the plant Cinnamomum Zylanicum (Lauraceae).
Sri Lanka is the traditional producer of the true Cinnamon also called Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil) is the dried bark of the plant of Cinnamomum verum belonging to the natural oder Lauraceae. It is indigenous to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is the major supplier of the Cinnamon to the world market.
However, the world Cinnamon also denotes barks of the spices of Cinnamon such as C.Casia, C.burmannii, C.Loureirii etc. The bark of those trees are inferior in qulity to the true Cinnamon. C.verum is an evergreen tree with spirally arranged, broad laminated dark green leaves having palmate venation. The plant grows wide area of the southern coastal belt of the Island. The best known Cinnamon is the “QUILL” in which the spice is found all over the world. High grade quills are purchased by H.D.De Silva & Sons (PVT) Ltd from well established and reliable suppliers and from our own plantation at (Ahungalle) down south of Sri Lanka to produce our superior grades of Cinnamon Bark Oil.