Cinnamon Myrtle And Its Medicinal Value
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Cinnamon Myrtle

Plants and trees strengthen its base through its nutrition rich roots and grow lavishly wherever it is sown. There are many interesting facts about plants and trees and the scientists are unfurling many mysteries about them. Some of the most important crops in the world are plantains, yams, sorghum, sweet potatoes, soybeans and cassava. This topic will deal with a plant named Cinnamon Myrtle which is abundantly found in subtropical rainforests of Eastern Australia. It is seen vastly in Bega in south coast NSW to Fraser Island off Queensland. The other common names of this plant are carrol, carrol ironwood, neverbreak, ironwood or grey myrtle or Australian lancewood, cinnamon myrtle. The botanical name of this plant is Backhousia myrtifolia. This plant comes under the kingdom Myrtaceae.

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Properties

This is a very small plant which grows up to 30m. The ovate or elliptic leaf measures 4-7 cm long with a cinnamon-like odor. The flowers are star-shaped and the papery fruits are bell-shaped. It grows well in sunlight and part shade. This plant flowers during the months of Dec- March.

Nutrients Nutrition Value % DV of RDA
Energy 247 Kcal 12%
Carbohydrates 50.59 g 39%
Protein 3.99 g 7%
Total Fat 1.24 g 4.50%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 53.1 g 133%
Vitamins
Folates 6 µg  1.50%
Niacin 1.332 mg 8%
Pantothenic acid 0.358 mg 7%
Pyridoxine 0.158 mg 12%
Riboflavin 0.041 mg 3%
Thiamin 0.022 mg 2%
Vitamin A 295 IU 10%
Vitamin C 3.8 mg 6%
Vitamin E 10.44 mg 70%
Vitamin K 31.2 µg 26%
Electrolytes
Sodium 10 mg <1%
Potassium 431 mg 9%
Minerals
Calcium 1002 mg 100%
Copper 0.339 mg 38%
Iron 8.32 mg 104%
Magnesium 60 mg 15%
Manganese 17.466 mg 759%
Phosphorus 64 mg 9%
Zinc 1.83 mg 17%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß 112 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß 129 µg  
Lutein-zeaxanthin 222 µg
Lycopene 15 µg

 

Uses

Benefits Of Cinnamon Myrtle

Cinnamon Myrtle

  • Cinnamon is used in savories, deserts, confectionery items, and herbal teas.
  • It is also used in biscuits, stews and dishes.
  • The wood is used to make tool handles, mallets by early settlers.

Medicinal Properties

  • This plant has certain medicinal properties and the leaves are crushed and used for the treatment of dyspepsia, heartburn, colic and the digestive system.
  • The essential oil that is found in this plant is elemicin.
  • This plant has a very fragrant leaves which can be used as flavoring.
  • This plant is considered as a most attractive since it has shiny foliage.
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