Cinnamon is the bark of a dense tropical evergreen tree that can reach ten to forty meters in height. It is native to Sri Lanka but is also cultivated in Southeast Asia, South America and Western India. It is a samorobic family with upright stems 3 to 5 meters high, the leaves are successive compound, the flowers are small yellow, and the fruit is small, resembling a carnation. Cinnamon peels contain volatile oils, up to 4%.