Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is the land of spices in the Indian ocean with the spices which are with rich flavors and aroma that is distinct only to Ceylon. Among all the spices produced in Ceylon, the most famous one is Ceylon cinnamon, also known as the True Cinnamon which is native to Sri Lanka. For centuries, pure Ceylon cinnamon is considered as the miracle spice and was known for its rich aroma which can only be found in true Ceylon cinnamon.
During the medieval era, herbs and spices were used as food preserving agents, specifically preserving meat. Also, the Romans believed the fragrance of Cinnamon to be sacred. Cinnamon is one of the ingredients used by the Egyptian for making their Kyphi incense blend, and was also used for the mummification process.
When the Dutch took over the island, they identified and improved the spice lands in Ceylon by selecting certain areas of the country to specialize in the growing of one particular spice. Today, there are ample of spice gardens available around the country for anyone to visit and learn more about Ceylon spices.