Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

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Extracted from the leaves, Cinnamon leaf has a warm spicy aroma. Cinnamon Leaf is warming and calming and helps maintain a healthy immune system.

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Description

Cinnamon Leaf | Latin Name: Cinnamomum Verum | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Leaves, Twigs

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is a yellow-brown liquid with a sweet, warm, spicy, comforting aroma.

A strongly aromatic herb about 1 metre high with bright green, feathery leaves and small white flowers.  The flowers are followed by round, brown seeds, which are steam distilled to obtain the essential oil. Native to Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma and South India. It is cultivated in India, Jamaica and Africa – each region tends to have its own species. The Madagascan variety is considered to be superior to the various other types.

Blends

Blends well with Benzoin, Cardamom, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Galbanum, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary and Thyme.

Cinnamon Leaf is a BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Cinnamon is antibacterial, anti-infectious, carminative and a neuro tonic.  It can be used for cystitis and is very beneficial when treating influenza. It is primarily used for the digestive system, where it helps gastro-enteritis, flatulence, indigestion, constipation and sluggish digestion.  Also useful for mental debility, depression and stress.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

The inner bark, of the new shoots of the Cinnamon tree, are gathered every two years and sold in the form of a stick for use as a domestic spice. It has been used for thousands of years in the East for colds, flu, digestive and menstrual problems.

Safety Data & MSDS

Leaf oil is relatively non-toxic but could irritate the skin because of the cinnamaldehyde present.  The bark is a dermal irritant and toxin.

Phenols (mainly eugenol) (80% – 95%), aldehyde (50%)

Cinnamon Leaf MSDS
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