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The Indian version is Cinnamomum tamala, a cousin of cinnamon (C. Zeylanica). It is pungent and sweet. It reduces both vata and kapha and increases pitta and is given mixed with cinnamon and cardamom for respiratory congestion. Its bark is sometimes used as an adulterant for cinnamon.

References:
Ayurveda Life Health and Longevity by Robert E. Svoboda - Penguin Books.

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