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cinnamon leaf essential oil

  • Common name:
    Cinnamon Leaf oil.
  • Botanical (and family):
    Cinnamomum Zeylanicum.. Family Lauracea
  • Distribution:
    Native to Madagascar, Comores, South India and Burma.
  • Description of plant:
    An exotic rust coloured tree which can get to thirty feet in nature, but is kept down to six feet for commercial reasons. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, small white flowers and bluish-white berries.
  • Extraction:
    Steam Distillation of the leaves and twigs.
  • Charactersitics:
    A brownish-yellow oil of somewhat harsh, clove-like, warm-spicy-odour.
    BASE NOTE
  • Odour effects:
    Stimulating
  • Cautions:
    Avoid during pregnancy. High doses could cause convulsions.
  • Main chemical constituents:
    Cinnamyl acetate - 1%
    Beta-caryophyllene - 4%
    Cinnamaldehyde, methyl vanillin - 5%
    Alpha Pinene, p-cymene - 1%
    Geraniol, borneol, linalool, terpineol - 2%
    Eugenol, safrole, aceteugenol - 86%
  • Properties and indications:
    MIND
    For exhausted states and feelings of weakness and depression.
    BODY
    A tonic for the respiratory tract, its warming action helps colds and flu. Eases breathing difficulties and restores senses during fainting fits. Stimulates tears, saliva and mucous. Good for intestinal infections. Calms spasms of digestive tract, dyspepsia, colitis, flatulence, gastralgia, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Used in the past against cholera and typhoid. Used to ease period pain. Reputedly effective against impotence. Has a tonic effect on the circulatory system, and may ease painful rheumatic joints.
    SKIN
    A tonic for the respiratory tract, its warming action helps colds and flu. Eases breathing difficulties and restores senses during fainting fits. Stimulates tears, saliva and mucous. Good for intestinal infections. Calms spasms of digestive tract, dyspepsia, colitis, flatulence, gastralgia, diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Used in the past against cholera and typhoid. Used to ease period pain. Reputedly effective against impotence. Has a tonic effect on the circulatory system, and may ease painful rheumatic joints.
  • Other uses:
    Used in toothpaste, nasal sprays, mouthwashes and cough syrups. Used extensively in food flavourings and alcoholic and soft drinks, including Coca-Cola.
  • Blends well with:
    Benzoin, Cardamon, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Galbanum, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme.