Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
The cinnamon tree is an evergreen native to China and Vietnam that has since been cultivated in many other regions. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, and small, white flowers with oval shaped purple berries.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, clove - like smell. Customers seeking the smell of the cinnamon spice should purchase Cinnamon Bark.
Because of its chemical constituents, Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is believed to have the following properties: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, and anti-spasmodic. It has long been believed to have natural properties as an insect repellent.
The medicinal use of Cinnamon Bark was first recorded in Chinese formulations as early as 2700 B.C. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upset and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments, and abdominal pain. The Egyptians used it as a foot massage, as well as a remedy for excessive bile. It was used as an ingredient of mulled wines, love potions and a sedative during birthing.