Cinnamon is also known by the name of Cinnamomum zeylanicum. This is a moderately sized evergreen tree that grows up to 16 meters in height. The dried inner bark of the partially matured shoot is mainly used for commerce. The oil of cinnamon bark is pale yellow to dark yellow in color. This tree is native to Indonesia but it is also cultivated in India and Sri Lanka. Most of its flowers are subtle and the panicles of yellowish flowers are generally longer than leaves. This cinnamon bark essential oil is endowed with very strong antifungal and antibacterial activities.
The word Kinnamon means pipe or tube. It is used for different purposes like in the manufacture of temple incense, for foot massage and is considered as the perfect remedy for excessive bile. It is also valued much for its immense use in love lotions, mulled wines and sedatives. It is cultivated all across the world for varieties of different reasons. Medical practitioners are trying their best to use Cinnamon bark essential oil as a single remedy for multiple solutions. Four to seven inches long leaves and height up to approximately thirty feet are some of its significant attributes.
|Botanical Name||Cinnamomum zeylanicum|
|Origin||This oil is native to Indonesia. It also originates in India as well as Sri Lanka.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||Cinnamon bark essential oil is extracted from the inner dried bark using steam distillation process. The papery bark is gathered after every 2 years.|
This oil is red-brown in color. Its viscosity is medium to watery.
It has spicy, musky and warm scent.
|Integrants||The main components of this oil are eugenol acetate, eugenol, benzyl benzoate and cinnamic aldehyde.|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antibiotic, Cardiac, Carminative, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Stimulant, Stomachic, Emmenagogue, Insecticide, Tonic and Vermifuge|
|Blends Well With||
Cinnamon oil mixes with various oils such as coriander
This oil can cause irritation to the mucous membrane. It should be avoided by pregnant women.
Bacterial or Fungal Infections: Add 15-20 drops of cinnamon bark oil in warm water and soak feet for 15 minutes. Repeat this step for 4-5 days to attain utmost relief from warts, athlete’s foot, bunions
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