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

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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 | edit source]

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes depression and exhaustion.

Gynecological[edit | edit source]

Reduces menstrual pain.

Pain[edit | edit source]

Relieves arthritis and rheumatism.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Relieves bronchitis and symptoms of flu.

Caution[edit | edit source]

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