Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Cinnamonum verum (also called Laurus cinnamomum)

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil should NOT be ingested without the supervision of a health practitioner. This oil is not the same as the cinnamon on your spice rack.

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil blends well with Black pepper, Cardamom, Clove, and Ginger Essential Oils.

Known Uses

Diffusing Cinnamon Leaf Oil can boost energy when physically and mentally exhausted or stressed. This oil has a warm and antispasmodic effect that helps ease muscular aches, sprains, rheumatism, and arthritis. It can also act as a pick-me-up to reduce drowsiness.

When diffused using a vaporizer or burner, Cinnamon Leaf Oil can help treat chest congestion and bronchitis. Cinnamon Leaf Oil fights viral infections, such as coughs and colds, and helps prevent them from spreading. It even aids in destroying germs in your gallbladder and bacteria that cause staph infections. Cinnamon Essential Oil can improve blood circulation, thus helping to remove blood impurities and increase the body’s oxygen supply, which, in turn, can improve metabolic function and reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack. It also works well in helping alleviate nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea.

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil can be used as a natural disinfectant to clean and disinfect toilets, the refrigerator, kitchen countertops and other surfaces, such as doorknobs, the microwave oven, chopping boards and even to clean smelly sneakers.

Cinnamon Leaf Oil can be used for personal hygiene as well. It can kill bacteria when used as facial scrub mixed with olive or coconut oil. To use as a gargle, mix a drop or two in a glass of purified water. Dentures can be disinfected and cleansed by making a solution of water, hydrogen peroxide, and Cinnamon Leaf Oil. It can also get rid of fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot, by adding a drop of Cinnamon Leaf Oil to a footbath. Adding a drop of Cinnamon Leaf Oil to a natural shampoo will help keep your hair healthy and, in children, help kill stubborn head lice.

The scent of Cinnamon Leaf Oil can deter insects, such as black ants, mosquitoes, roaches, and flies. Spray or diffuse the oil around the home. It can also be sprayed it over mattresses and sheets to get rid of bed bugs.

History

From the Laurel plant family, this evergreen tree is native to Sri Lanka, but now grows in many countries such as India, China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Indonesia. There are actually over 100 varieties of Cinnamonum verum. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man. It was valued in ancient Egypt not only as a medicine and beverage flavoring but also as an embalming agent and is also mentioned in the Bible. Cinnamon was so precious that it was considered more valuable than gold throughout some of its history.

Warning

Cinnamon Leaf Oil should NOT be ingested it without the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. It may irritate your urinary tract, intestines, and stomach lining, if taken internally. Do not self-medicate with Cinnamon Leaf Oil, as it can cause irritation, especially on your mucous membranes. When applying Cinnamon Leaf Oil topically, it should be blended with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, olive oil, or almond oil to test for allergic reactions before using.

Pregnant women and nursing mothers should NOT use Cinnamon Leaf Oil, as it can induce menstruation, which is dangerous for the unborn child. Do not use the Cinnamon Leaf Oil on very young children. Use Cinnamon Leaf Oil in moderation and properly diluted, as high dosages may lead to convulsions in some individuals. This oil may also lead to side effects such as skin irritation, mouth sores, dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea. If these symptoms occur, consult a qualified healthcare practitioner immediately.

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