September 5, 2011

Cinnamon Essential OilCinnamon essential oil is a natural product produced by steam distillation from the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, a tropical evergreen tree originated from India, Sri Lanka and other hot lands of South Asia. This oil is highly valued in perfumery due to its very strong and special aroma, and this is one of essential oils that have been used in alternative medicine because therapeutic actions and health benefits of cinnamon oil are numerous.

For many centuries, such cinnamon oil benefits as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, stimulant, anti-fungal, antiseptic and others have been known and successfully used to treat a great variety of health conditions. It is interesting that cinnamon essential oil is among the ones which are not too often used in aromatherapy and especially aroma-massages. Partially because this oil is pretty much allergic and can easily cause skin irritation, itching and other similar problems.

Numerous medicinal uses of this natural product are well known since the times of ancient Indian and traditional Chinese medical schools. Health benefits of cinnamon oil include excellent anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that is why this natural extract can be recommended for elimination of all sorts of pathogenic organisms. Health Benefits Of Cinnamon OilThis oil can be used to treat and normalize the function of our digestive system and bring relief to minor digestive problems like nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, increased acidity, flatulence, and so on.

It is reported that cinnamon essential oil can be an effective natural remedy to fight the symptoms of respiratory infections including coughs, sore throat, high fever and so on. Anti-inflammatory properties of this natural extract are good to treat skin infections like acne or dermatitis, as well as arthritis, muscle stiffness and even yeast infections. This natural remedy is recommended to all women who suffer from menstrual cramps and other symptoms of painful menstruations, along with menstrual irregularities and other related imbalances.

Cinnamon is a known purifier which assist toxin elimination and blood cleansing. It can be used to stop bleeding and thus promote wound healing. Health benefits of cinnamon oil embrace its great aphrodisiac properties which can help boost sexual power and libido, treat infertility in women and impotence in men. Cinnamon oil can be recommended as a natural remedy to those who are at high risks of colon cancer and those who regularly suffer from bad breath. It is possible to use cinnamon essential oil for cooking, however, daily dose of this natural product should never exceed 1 drop. Talk to your health care specialist prior using this natural extract, either externally of internally.


Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

One Response to “Cinnamon Essential Oil”

  1. Tina MajorinoNo Gravatar Says:

    I use cinnamon oil for my hair, its a great natural remedy to nourish and strengthen your hair shafts. Try to combine it with rosemary or almond oil, and add 2-3 drops to your shampoo. You’ll be surprised with how your hair is going to look in 2-3 months))