Known for its purifying qualities, the very powerful Cinnamon bark essential oil is traditionally recommended to fight against warts. Tonic and stimulating, with a fine, warm and sweet smell, it is also used to compose perfumes. In psycho-energetic aromatherapy, it is reputed to warm up emotional, affective and sexual coldness (stimulates sensuality).
History of Cinnamon Essential Oil
Appearing in the 12th century, the term “cinnamon” originally means “reed”, probably in allusion to the pipe shape of bark sticks. It is one of the oldest known spices. It also appears in ancient Chinese, Sanskrit, Egyptian texts and even the Old Testament. Originally, it was mainly used for its medicinal properties, as well as for religious ceremonies and magic rites. It is thought that the Chinese were already cultivating it more than 2500 years ago, while elsewhere they probably exploited those that grew in the wild, in huge colonies.
At one time, it was as precious as gold: only very rich people could have access to it. From the Renaissance, its use will gradually be democratized and everyone can now obtain this dried and rolled bark, either in the form of crumbly sticks resembling tubes, or in the form of essential oil of cinnamon bark. It is also possible to buy essential oil of cinnamon leaves, cheaper but quite different in terms of composition: its smell is stronger than that extracted from the bark. It is somewhat reminiscent of clove because of its high eugenol content.
Properties of Cinnamon Essential Oil
The properties of Cinnamon Essential Oil are explained by the presence of active compounds originally present in the leaves of Cinnamomum verum eugenoliferum or Cinnamomum zeylanicum eugenoliferum.
Anti-infectious, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-parasite
Researchers have demonstrated very strong antibacterial activity of Cinnamon Essential Oil due to its richness in eugenol. The spectrum of action of this molecule is very broad since it can also attack the cell membranes of fungi (by reducing the quantity of ergosterol, an essential component of their membrane), but also viruses and parasites.
Eugenol also helps stimulate digestion by increasing the synthesis of gastric mucus, which also protects against gastric ulcer.
Immune system booster
For the well-being
Nervous system tonic, sexual tonic
Cinnamon Essential Oil is a central nervous system tonic: these aromatic compounds, responsible for its smell, also act on the hypothalamus and produce a general stimulating, neurotonic and slightly aphrodisiac effect.
Indications of Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil has multiple indications thanks to the many properties described above.
The contribution of Cinnamon Essential Oil to the antioxidant system makes it possible to globally increase the immune response to external aggressions. It is used in case of fatigue, tropical illness (amoebiasis, typhoid fever, etc.) or when the immune system is weakened.
In view of its digestive stimulating properties, Cinnamon Essential Oil is indicated for treating infectious diarrhea and all intestinal infections (streptococcus, staphylococcus, coli bacteria, candidiasis, etc.).
ENT and respiratory disorders
Thanks to the antibacterial and anti-infectious properties of cinnamon, the oil can also help fight ENT infections such as the flu, pharyngitis and the common cold.
Fungal infections and warts
Its powerful antifungal and anti-parasitic properties also allow it to combat these common skin disorders.
Urinary tract infection (cystitis, etc.)
For the well-being
Physical and/or mental asthenia
Latent depression, dark thoughts
Use of Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil can be used in many ways for a wide spectrum of conditions and symptoms. Nevertheless, in case of doubt, it is recommended to contact a professional in order to collect personalized and secure information, adapted to your medical situation, your profile and your age.
Cutaneous application, massage
When used on the skin, it is recommended to use it strongly diluted, because the essential oil of cinnamon is dermocaustic, i.e. it irritates the skin. Always precede the cutaneous use of a test in the fold of the elbow, in order to be certain that your skin reacts well to the essential oil of cinnamon.
For the main indications, dilute a drop of essential oil in 10 to 15 drops of vegetable oil, then apply and massage the area concerned.
Fatigue: diluted in vegetable oil, massage the back and the soles of the feet.
Infectious diarrhea: diluted in vegetable oil, massage the abdomen.
Flu: diluted in vegetable oil, massage the spine and arches.
For ENT disorders: diluted in veget