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The Canellaceae are a family of Flowering plant in the order Canellales. The order includes only one other family, the Winteraceae. Canellaceae is native to the Afrotropic and Neotropic ecozones.


Wounds, Cuts, Snakebites, Curing liver disorders, Skin eruptions, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats[1]

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

Monoterpenes are common, as are drimane-type sesquiterpenes, including cinnafragrins, cinnamodial, and capsicodendrin. These three sesquiterpenes are shared with only the Winteraceae in angiosperms. Canellaceae also have alkaloids of the aporphine type, such as N-(cinnamoil)-tryptamine, lignans of the aryl-tetralin type, cinnamaldehydes, and allylphenols[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
English Agrimony





Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate The leaves have a peppery taste, are alternate,spiral, or distichous in arrangement, simple, entire,coriaceous, petiolate, pinnately nerved, withoutstipules, with translucent (pellucid) glands



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual The receptacles are barely excavated,and the hypogynous disc is absent


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown With hooked hairs {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Easily grown in most soils[21][22], preferring a calcareous soil. Thrives in a dry lightly shaded position[16], though it prefers full sun. Plants usually self-sow quite freely when growing in a suitable position[19]. The seeds are contained in burrs that can easily attach themselves to clothing or animal's fur, thus transporting them to a new area where they can germinate and grow.The cultivar 'Sweet scented' is popular in France for making tea because the whole plant is sweet scented and the flowers have a spicy apricot-like fragrance[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tall grasslands, meadows, Borders of forests and fields.

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