Cinnamon Bark - Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cinnamon Bark is a strong antiseptic, it has a cleansing effect. It is wam and stimulating and is used as a comforting oil during the cold season. A lovely room fragrance, especially during Xmas.

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County of Origin Sri Lanka
Botanical Family Lauraceae
Therapeutic Properties anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, aphrodisiac, carminative, disinfectant, emmenagogic, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge, warming
Chemical Family Aldehydes, Phenols
Approx. Shelf Life 4 years
Plant Parts Bark
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Caraway, Clove, Mandarin, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Olibanum, Orange, Tangerine

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History: This is one of the oldest recorded spices. In the East, they used it for colds, flu, digestive and menstrual problems, rheumatism, kidney trouble and as a general stimulant. Egyptians used cinnamon in their embalming procedures. Greeks and Romans used it as an antiseptic. This oil has Biblical reference in Exodus.

Characteristics:  It is a tropical evergreen tree of the laurel family growing up to 15 m (45 feet) in the wild. The tree has a very thin smooth bark, with a light yellowish brown color and a highly fragrant odor. Its pleasant scent has lead it to be a perfect addition to creams, lotions and soaps.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for lice, scabies, tooth and gum care, warts, poor circulation, rheumatism, anorexia, colitis, diarrhea, dyspepsia, intestinal infection, reduction of cellulite, repelling insects, sluggish digestion, spasm, childbirth (to stimulate contractions), frigidity, colds, flu, infections, nervous exhaustion, stress conditions.Cinnamon bark is considered one of the strongest antibacterial agents known so it is used to resist viral infections and contagious diseases, cleanse the intestines of pathogens.

Personality Profile:

Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aromatherapy use with: aroma lamp, diffusor, inhaler, massage. Oil therapists use in bath (with proper carrier oil) and in body and foot massage, also used in food and drink and in liniments.

Safety:  Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes and mucous membranes should be avoided. This has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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    Cinnamon Bark - Cinnamomum zeylanicum

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    Cinnamon Bark is a strong antiseptic, it has a cleansing effect. It is wam and stimulating and is used as a comforting oil during the cold season. A lovely room fragrance, especially during Xmas.

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