Cinnamon is mainly extracted from the bark of various tree from the genus Cinnamomun. An evergreen native to China and Vietnam, the cinnamon tree has been cultivated in other regions as well. A characteristic of it being shiny, in has leathery green leaves, oval shaped purple berries and also small white flowers. Its medicinal uses have been recorded by the Chinese as early as 2700 B.C, while also earning a mention in the holy bible indicating its importance.
One of the by-products of cinnamon essential oil is cinnamon floral water. It is commonly known as ilaichi and is produced during extraction of oil from cinnamon. It's extremely rich and long lasting scent is one of its many specialties. One of its main use is as a flavoring agent in various perfumes and medicines. This floral water has a pungent odor and is golden-yellow in color.
|Scientific Name||:||Cinnamomun cassia blume|
|Country of Origin||:||China|
|Colour and odor||:||Golden Yellow/Brown with earthy, woody, spicy odor|
|Extraction Method||:||By Steam Distillation Method|
Many serious health problems like bruises, arthritis, cough, colds, flatulence, diarrhea, insect bites, infection, can be treated with the help of this oil. The cinnamon oil can cure rheumatism, nervous exhaustion, sore muscles, slow circulation, stomach and cramps. Stress and toothaches have been also treated with the help of this oil. Another use of cinnamon is blending for disinfecting air. The fragrance of this oil helps overcome any foul odor.
Many other health disorders like respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, menstruation problems, heart disorders, etc have been cured by its use. An important use is as a room fresheners, flavoring agent, and also to eliminate insects like mosquitoes.
The oil is said to have many therapeutic properties. Cinnamon oil is a good antiseptic. Apart from this it is also helps in boosting the male sex drive. The oil is often used by athletes to keep body spasms at bay. The oil is an effective antibiotic and a good stimulant.
Cinnamon oil blends well with cinnamon leaf oil, oils from citrus family, spices like clove, thyme, lavender and rosemary. Other ingredients it blends well with include benzoin, bergamot, cardamom and ylang ylang..
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- Serena Greene
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- Shelly Matthews