Cinnamon Oil

Authored by: Khalid Haddi , Lêda R.A. Faroni , Eugênio E. Oliveira

Green Pesticides Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498759380
eBook ISBN: 9781315153131
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Cinnamon is a common spice that has been used for several centuries by different cultures around the world. It is obtained from different parts of a tropical evergreen tree belonging to the genus Cinnamomum. Various reports have dealt with the numerous properties of cinnamon and its major components not only for human health but also for agriculture applications. In this chapter, important aspects of trees from the Cinnamomum genus, and their products, such as botany, pharmacology, toxicology, and some end uses, with a special focus on the pesticidal potential for agriculture and indoor uses, are covered.

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