Cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) is obtained through steam distillation from Ceylon cinnamon bark (Ceylon cinnamon cinnamon) – Cinnamomum zeylonicum Blume (laurel family – Lauraceae).
Origin of the plant
Distribution of the plant
Ceylon, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Java, Comoros, Seychelles, Indochina, southern and eastern regions of India.
They cultivate it as a spicy aromatic and essential oil plant in Africa and throughout tropical Asia, mainly on moist soils.
Cinnamon essential oil properties
A light yellow or brown liquid with a burning taste and a spicy smell reminiscent of the smell of cinnamon and cloves.
The main components of the cinnamon oil
α- and β-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, α-phellandrene, Δ3-caren, α-terpinene, α-terpineol, cymene, limonene, linalool, cinnamaldehyde, hydrocinnamaldehyde, phenylethyl acetate, eugenol, eugenol acetate, α-copene, β -caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, cinnamyl acetate, α-gumulene, benzyl benzoate.
Cinnamon oil uses
Antiseptic, expectorant, hemostatic, anthelmintic, soothing, antispasmodic, analgesic, carminative, insecticidal, cardiac, cauterizing, antiparous.
Strong adaptogen. Has a general tonic effect on the body. Stimulates the metabolism and function of the sexual, respiratory, cardiovascular systems. Helps with dizziness and nausea, brings to consciousness with fainting. It is an excellent tonic for mental fatigue, loss of strength and depression.
Eliminates anger, alleviates astheno-depressive conditions. It liquefies phlegm and facilitates shortness of breath. Stimulates lachrymation, salivation and secretion of gastric juice.
Normalizes digestion, eliminates intestinal spasms and spastic constipation, reduces the formation and accumulation of gases in the intestine.
Normalizes the menstrual cycle and reduces menstrual pain. Stimulates labor pains. Prevents the accumulation of excess weight.
A very strong antiseptic (phenolic factor 7.8), prevents the spread of infection during the flu epidemic. It is a good anti-cold remedy. The oil allows you to quickly warm up, eliminate muscle stiffness and trembling.
Relieves muscle spasms and relieves pain in joints with rheumatism. Rapid warming up of muscles makes it easier to overcome sports loads.
Tones the skin, removes pallor. Has a moderate tightening effect, Promotes faster removal of bruises. Helps get rid of parasites of the skin (lice, scabies), warts, fungal lesions and the effects of insect bites.
Erotic aroma, which increases sensuality and erogenous sensitivity. Due to the qualities of the aphrodisiac can restore the potency.
Cinnamon oil benefits
Asthenia, decreased sexual potency, alcohol overdose, hangover, worms, dysfunction of the respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal tract (intestinal infections, atony, dyspepsia, intestinal colic, flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting), astheno-depressive conditions, fears, feelings of loneliness, painful and poor menstruation, leucorrhoea.
Can be used as obstetric aid. Thanks to the warming properties, the oil improves the condition with colds and flu, restores the heat balance under hypothermia.
Helps with dermatomycosis, scabies, pediculosis, insect bites.
Cinnamon oil recipes
- For rinses – 2 drops of oil per 1 cup of water.
- For compresses, reflex massage and enrichment of creams – 2 drops of oil per 5 ml of the base.
- In the aroma lamp and inhaler – 3-5 drops.
- For massage – 2-3 drops per 10 g of fat vegetable oil.
- For the bath – 7-10 drops, for a sitting bath – 3-5 drops of essential oil, pre-mixed with an emulsifier (1 / 3-1 / 4 cups of milk, whey, honey solution, sea salt or salt).
Oil is widely used mainly in confectionery production as a component of food essences for flavoring of sweets, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages (including Coca-Cola). It is also used as a component of fragrances for cosmetic products, soap, toilet water, detergents, toothpaste, mouthwashes, cough syrups. Sometimes used in perfumery for oriental compositions.
Cinnamon oil blends well with following oils
Cinnamon oil blends with oils of ylang-ylang, mandarin, cloves, grapefruit, ginger, cardamom, coriander, lavender, incense, rosemary, pine, thyme. Complementary oils – lemongrass, orange, citronella.
Side effects of cinnamon oil
Do not use during pregnancy. Cinnamon essential oil can not be used simultaneously with chemotherapy for tumor diseases. To avoid euphoria, you should not breathe the scent of cinnamon for more than 4 hours. High dosage can cause convulsions.
With nervous exhaustion, do not use oil regularly. Do not apply the undiluted essential oil on the skin. Begin the use of cosmetic with cinnamon oil from small dosages (with 1/3 dose), to avoid irritation it is not recommended to apply it to sensitive skin.