12 Jan Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil – top uses
Cinnamon Bark – cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon is a little like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. I love it, although this was not always the case.
As a child, if I should complain of a sore throat, my dad would either offer me a Fishermen’s Friend or cinnamon essence in warm water. Ugh! I chose the cinnamon essence having once tried the Fishermen’s Friend. Some people like them, but to quote my mother (a Cornish girl) it’s like sucking on fishing nets. Goodness knows what she got up to in her youth!
Today I love cinnamon – the powdered spice and also the essential oil. It offers a wealth of benefits, which I will detail below as well as being delicious in cooking. Check out the Pistachio and Cinnamon Cookies on my website – described as the best cookies in the World by a friend of mine. Sadly I cannot lay claim to the recipe, it is one share amongst the doTERRA community.
Cinnamon is reported to have been highly prescribed in ancient Chinese medicine as a tonic, tranquiliser, and for a weak heart or depression. Whereas the French historically used it as a sexual stimulant, for topical infections, typhoid and vaginitis.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil top uses include:
- Aid blood sugar balance, so a useful addition for people trying to lose weight, experiencing high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Great to diffuse the oil when coming down with a cold or flu.
- Use dilute on the bottoms of feet to support cholesterol or heart issues.
- A gargle for when you have oral infections.
- Take in a capsule for: fungal or bacterial infections, kidney infections, vaginal health, for low libido & sexual stimulation.
- Great applied in dilution for muscle strain and pain.
- Also used for emotional balance.
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The Essential life, 3rdEdition, Total Wellness Publishing 2017
Modern Essentials, 7thEdition, Aroma Tools 2015