Ocotea ~ Ocotea quixos

1:54 PM Posted by jo

Ocotea is distilled from a tree found in the Amazons, on the west side of the Andes Mountains. It belongs to the botanical family Lauraceae. The locals in Equador call it false canilla, or false cinnamon. The trees can grow up to 60 feet tall and 48 inches in diameter. Its historical use dates back 500 years and it was used to aromatize cakes and sweets. Ocotea has also historically been used as an disinfectant and for digestive support.

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