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.
|County of Origin||Sri Lanka|
|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|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Caraway, Clove, Mandarin, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Olibanum, Orange, Tangerine|
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.
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.
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.