Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (Cinnamonum zeylanicum)
Cinnamon leaf essential oil is a good antiseptic oil. It is stimulating to the nervous, digestive and immune systems. It is a warming oil so can be useful for aches and pains, colds and flu symptoms. It is a good tonic and has a reputation for use during convalescence.
Cinnamon is a tropical evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka. It has strong branches, thick bark, shiny green leaves and small white flowers. Both the bark and leaves produce an essential oil, with the leaf oil being preferred for aromatherapy due to being much less irritant. It has been used in Asia for thousands of years for a variety of complaints. The leaf oil has a warm spicy smell.
|Common name||Cinnamon Leaf|
|Botanical name||Cinnamonum zeylanicum|
|Method of Extraction||steam distilled|
|Country of Origin||Sri Lanka|
|Blends well with||black pepper, clove bud, cedarwood, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, sweet orange|
|Cautions||Cinnamon Bark oil is a dermal toxin being irritating and sensitising. The leaf oil is preferred, being milder, but can still be an irritant to some extent. Should be used in moderation. Both oils are best avoided during pregnancy.|