Kaskarolla or Croton elyuteriya (genus Croton eluteria) - Euphorbiaceae plant family, species of the genus Croton, native to the Bahamas and Cuba. Naturalized in other tropical regions of America.
This is - a small tree up to 6 m with white fragrant flowers. Bark is also very aromatic and often covered with lichen.
The bark contains 1-3% essential oils are a complex mixture of terpenes and diterpenov. It is composed of pinene, vanilla, d-limonene, tuyen, eugenol and other components. In addition to essential oils in the bark also contains resin, tannin and lignin.
Bark is used as spicy-aromatic. She added as an aromatic bitterness in various liqueurs, especially in the vermouth and Campari. It's also used to flavor snuff and medicinal purposes.