Called by many different names, Ocotea quixos has a beautiful complex cinnamon-like aroma that will awaken and capture your senses.
This evergreen tree in the Lauraceae family is native to Ecuador and Colombia. Depending where you live and nationality, the tree, flower, bark and oil are referred to as Ocotea quixos, quixos, Ocotea, Ishpingu, Ishpingo. The name Ishpingu refers to the flower. The cinnamon like spice is also called Ishpinku. The oil has anti-imflamitory properties. The bark is similar to cinnamon and is used as a flavoring.