The very famous Cinnamon leaf essential oil is obtained from Cinnamomum zeylanicum. It is also commonly known as C. verum and Laurus cinnamomum and it is of Lauraceae family. This famous oil is also referred as Ceylon, Madagascar, Seychelles or true cinnamon. Also famous by the name of spicy oil, it has great value in aromatherapy and it also helps in fighting the exhaustion and from a feeling of depression and weakness too. Its tree has rust colour and can usually grow up to 15 meters, but it is kept down up to 6 feet only due to some commercial reasons.
It carries shiny, leathery green leaves along with small, white color flowers that have oval shaped purple berries. Its bark is pale brown and papery having thick quills that roll inside one another and is generally gathered every 2 years.
This essential oil was used as temple incense, while the Egyptians widely used it for various purposes like-foot massage as well as a remedy for treating excessive bile.
Its leaves and twigs or we can say its inner dried bark are subjected to steam distillation process. Its leaves yields 1.6 – 1.8 % and the remaining bark 0.5 – 1.00 % of oil.
Uses Of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil :-
- This beneficial oil can be used for treating the infection of the respiratory tract and diseases like- rheumatism, arthritis and general pains.
- It helps in calm down an exhausted feeling of depression, helps in toning the whole body and stimulates the glandular system thus easing the pain during periods.
- This useful oil helps in easing the colds and influenza especially when used in the form of a cream or lotion.
- Just because of it’s very powerful antiseptic properties it is also good for fighting against any infectious disease.
Following are the therapeutic properties of cinnamon oil-analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiac, carminative, emmenagogue, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge.