Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomnun cassia blume)
Description: GRAS– The cinnamon tree is an evergreen native to China and Vietnam that has since been cultivated in many other regions. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, and small, white flowers with oval shaped purple berries.
Common Uses: The bark of Cinnamon assists circulation, lowering glucose, strengthing the heart, endocrine, and nervous systems. It is an immuno-stimulant, anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, typhoid, tropical infection, vaginitis, anti-viral, anti-parasite, general sexual stimulant, flu, rheumatism, warts, coughs, colds, a general all around maintenance oil (hot ois, use small amounts diluted). Powerful purifier and enhances the action and activity of other oils. It has been found that viruses, bacteria, and fungus cannot live in the oil. Some aromatic infuences may promote physcial energy, psychic awareness, and increasing one’s prosperity. Diffuse with caution. It is best diffused mixed with other oils.
Blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, Elemi, Citrus Oils, Ylang-ylang and other floral notes.
Aromatic Scent: Cinnamon Bark Oil has a warm, spicy scent that is somewhere between clove and cinnamon. It is slightly herbaceous with pepper notes.
History: Medicinal use of Cinnamon Bark was first recorded in Chinese formulations as early as 2700 B.C. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upset and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments, and abdominal pain. The Egyptians used it as a foot massage, as well as a remedy for excessive bile. It was used as an ingredient of mulled wines, love potions and a sedative during birth.
Cautions: Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil can be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes – particularly in large doses. It should always be used in dilution. Avoid use during pregnancy.