There is little knowledge and much confusion surrounding this plant, with many of the reports in literature actually wrongly acribed to this species[
Cinnamomum culilaban (L.) J.S.Presl.
Cinnamomum culilawan (Roxb.) J.S.Presl.
Laurus culitlawan L.
Common Name: Kulitlawang
A drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Adolphus Ypey
Kulitlawang is a tree with slender branchlets[
]. The plant is said to be very rare[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a spice and for medicinal purposes.
Southeast Asia - Indonesia.
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The bark smells of cloves (this is the meaning of 'kulitlawang') and is used as a spice[
The oil is a source of eugenol, which can be used for the synthesis of vanillin[
The root bark also has a fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) flavour and has been used as a substitute for sassafras bark (Sassafras albidum)[
The bark smells of cloves (this is the meaning of 'kulitlawang') and is used medicinally[
]. The bark and its oil (lawang oil) are used as a constipating agent and as a medicine against cholera[
The wood is not suitable for timber but is good for fuel[
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