Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Cinnamon

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Complete Guide to Essential Oils‎ | A to Z of essential oils
Jump to: navigation, search
Cinnamon leaves
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

Cinnamon oil comes from the leaves and bark of the Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) plant. It has a warm, spicy scent. It has calming and antiseptic effects.

Properties[edit]

Emotional[edit]

Soothes depression and exhaustion.

Gynecological[edit]

Reduces menstrual pain.

Pain[edit]

Relieves arthritis and rheumatism.

Respiratory[edit]

Relieves bronchitis and symptoms of flu.

Caution[edit]

  • Don't use cinnamon oil during pregnancy.
  • Cinnamon may irritate the skin.