The botanical reference is Cinnamomumzeylanicum. The bark of the tree is steam distilled for extracting the essential oil which is brown or yellow and spreads a spicy, woody essence. The cinnamon tree possesses green leaves, white coloured flowers and berries that are purple and are oval shaped. Cinnamon oil is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that grows up to 45-feet high and has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Cinnamon bark is Natal to Indonesia but it is also cultivated in India and Sri Lanka. This cinnamon bark essential oil is loaded with very strong antifungal and antibacterial activities. This spicy essential oil has mighty value in aromatherapy.
Uses of Cinnamon bark
- It is a common ingredient found in making of soaps, lotions, creams due to its pleasant and fresh fragrance.
- It is also made use of in treating conditions like worm infestations, influenza, diarrhoea etc.
- The discomforts caused during the menstrual cycles can be positively combated using this oil.
- It helps to decrease the feeling of depression and weakness.
- Cinnamon bark oil is used in creams, lotions, and soaps.