Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

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Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil 100% Pure Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Plant Part: Leaves
Growth Method: Organic, Cultivated
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Yellow to Brownish
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Medium

Though highly recognized today as a culinary spice, the use of Cinnamon for medicinal and religious purposes dates as far back as 2700 BCE; Chinese records during that period took note of its efficiency as a valuable treatment for fever, diarrhea and menstrual ailments. Cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) is a member of the Lauraceae family and is natively grown in India and Sri Lanka. Cinnamon is harvested from a particular variety of evergreen tree that can grow as high as 60 feet and thrives best in tropical forests. The tree's bark has a reddish brown hue marked with tiny, yellow flowers and leather-textured leaves that give off a spicy aroma.

Cinnamon Leaf essential oil strengthens the immune system against diseases caused by fungi, viruses and bacteria. It has stimulating properties that help combat congestion and improve digestion, as well as soothe abdominal spasms and increase circulation. Traditional Chinese medicine values Cinnamon due to its warming properties. It is used to decrease hemorrhage and increase the body's vitality.

The aroma of Cinnamon Leaf essential oil can reduce drowsiness, irritability and headaches. Cinnamon Leaf oil can be used in massage blends to improve blood circulation and relieve muscular pain. Its warming properties help reduce chills at the onset of fever, and can be used during convalescence after any illness. Cinnamon Leaf essential oil is highly recommended to strengthen elderly people against seasonal infections, particularly during winter.

Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has a harsh, somewhat unrefined aroma. Its scent has warm, spicy top notes contrasting with sweet, oriental undertones.

Cinnamon has a life-affirming fragrance that inspires a zest for life and increased vitality. It is helpful in lessening melancholia and depression. The aroma of Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has a fortifying and reviving effect that can be used to counter nervous debility.

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Cinnamon Leaf essential oil should not be used by pregnant women. Though non-toxic, cinnamaldehyde in Cinnamon leaf oil can result in irritation, particularly when used on the skin. Its eugenol content can irritate the mucous membranes and should only be used in moderation. The amount of Cinnamon Leaf oil used in any formula should not exceed 0.50%.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Do not use during pregnancy.

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