COMMUNITY
Cinnamon Farmer Group

Thibbotugoda Farmer group is located in the Gampha District. They grow Cinnamon. This is an organic horticulture crop of perennial nature. Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is the country of origin for cinnamon (cinamomum zeylanicum).

The content in cinamomum zeylanicum is cinnamin aldehyde where as cinnamomum cassia contains cumerine. There is a belief that consumption of cumerine is harmful to liver.

During the period 15th to 18th centuary Portugese and Dutch invaded and colonised maritime provinces of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) to have a monopoly on the supply of cinnamon.

 
 
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