Cinnamomum osmophloeum

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Cinnamomum osmophloeum
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Cinnamomum
Species: C. osmophloeum
Binomial name
Cinnamomum osmophloeum

Cinnamomum osmophloeum, commonly known as pseudocinnamomum or indigenous cinnamon, is a medium-sized evergreen tree in the genus Cinnamomum. It is native to broad-leaved forests of central and northern Taiwan.[2][3]

Cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil extracted from C. osmophloeum, has numerous commercial uses. Also, it is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, hence a potential drug for treatment of hyperuricemia and related medical conditions including gout.[4]


  1. ^ Pan, F.J. (1998). "Cinnamomum osmophloeum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T31334A9627359. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T31334A9627359.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Liao, Jih-Ching (1996). "Lauraceae". In Huang, Tseng-chieng. Flora of Taiwan. 2 (2nd ed.). Taipei, Taiwan: Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan, Second Edition. pp. 433–499. ISBN 957-9019-52-5. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Xi-wen Li; Jie Li; Henk van der Werff. "Cinnamomum osmophloeum". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Wang SY, Yang CW, Liao JW, Zhen WW, Chu FH, Chang ST (August 2008). "Essential oil from leaves of Cinnamomum osmophloeum acts as a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and reduces the serum uric acid levels in oxonate-induced mice". Phytomedicine. 15 (11): 940–5. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2008.06.002. PMID 18693097. 

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