Origin: Sri Lanka Family: Lauraceae Part used: Leaves
Native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar, the tropical evergreen tree grows at low altitudes to 15 metres in height. Derived from the Greek word 'kinnamomon,' meaning spice, it was once considered more valuable than gold. One of the most popular culinary spices throughout history, it has also been used traditionally to treat colds, joint inflammation and digestive issues. It is also well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and astringent properties.
The aroma is warm, full, slightly fruity and peppery with a hint of vanilla. The leaves are spicy and woody with a subtle metallic note.
Blends well with: Clove Bud, Vetiver and Orange Sweet.
No spice has had as much confusion attached to its origin as Cinnamon. Columbus thought it came from the Americas, the Egyptians thought it was from the mystical land of Punt. Some thought the horn of Africa and there were theories from Arabian merchants about giant birds carrying seeds to lofty mountains... and so on. Centuries passed and in the 1340s, Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan explorer, discovered it growing on the island of Sri Lanka. Cinnamon Leaf was traditionally used in the East to help with common complaints such as colds, digestive problems and joint inflammation. The ancient Egyptians used it as a foot massage oil and it first appeared in Chinese medicine in 2700 BC. Cinnamon is also found as a traditional ingredient in mulled wine, love potions and incense, thanks to its spicy, warm and enticing aroma.
Please note: The traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Digestion and upset stomach
Add 1-2 drops to 2ml of honey then add to 1/4 cup warm water and sip slowly. Repeat twice a day as required.
Add 5 drops to massage oil and apply directly.
Immune system tonic
Add 5 drops of Cinnamon Leaf and 5 drops of Clove Bud to a diffuser. Reduce the intensity of the scent with Orange Sweet if required.
Add 6 drops to a daily footbath. Dab directly to fungal infection, as required.
This oil is safe if applied as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with Olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
CAUTION: Cinnamon Leaf generates heat in the body and can be irritating to the skin - so always use well diluted.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
100% pure Cinnamomum zeylanicum, distilled leaves, Sri Lanka