BOTANICAL NAME: Bark - cinnamomum cassia
BOTANICAL NAME: Leaf - cinnamomum zeylancium
ORIGIN: Sri Lanka
PARTS USED: bark and leaves, respectively
DISTILLATION METHOD: Steam
FRAGRANCE: cinnamon-like, clove-like, hot, spicy
BLENDS WELL WITH: balsam de peru, caraway, chamomile, frankincense, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: aphrodisiac, energizing, invigorating, refreshing, stimulating, vitalizing, warming, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bronchitis, carbuncles, colds, cystitis, diarrhea, fibrositis, hair loss, influenza, insect repellent, muscular aches, rheumatism, salpingitis, vaginal infections, vermifuge, warts, whooping cough.
MAGICAL USES: astral projection, base chakra, business success, health (maintain), luck, lust, magickal energy, meditation, money, physical energy, prosperity, protection, psychic awareness, purification, spirituality.
Cinnamon is used all over the world for treating a variety of health disorders, including respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, menstruation problems, and heart disorders. The most widely used part of cinnamon is its bark. Cinnamon is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron, and calcium. It is also rich in fiber and has many antioxidant properties. Research has also proved that cinnamon oil obtained from the leaves and twigs of cinnamon can be used for controlling mites in honey bees.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antimicrobial: capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microbes.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Aphrodisiac: a food or drug having the effect of arousing or intensifying sexual desire.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Haemostatic: Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Vulnerary: a healing drug or agent used in healing and treating wounds.
Safety Warning: Moderate toxicity. Skin irritant. Do not get near eyes or sensitive body areas! Avoid if you have high blood pressure. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.