One of the popular spices and herbs we use is Cinnamon which originated from tropical Asia like Sri Lanka and India and its name is derived from scientific name Cinnamomum zeylanicum. The Cinnamon oil is extracted from the bark and leaves of cinnamon tree. The Cinnamon essential oil has got various benefits depending on which part of the plant is used. The expiry term of cinnamon oil is about 5 years under the right storage conditions.
Cinnamon oil has various health benefits. Most of the people uses cinnamon directly instead of the cinnamon oil since it causes irritations and allergic reactions. The cinnamon has top place in traditional medicines in Ayurveda with its naturally blessed with numerous health benefits and nutrition. Cinnamon can be used in various home remedies to cure and treat many health conditions, and that is possible because of its antioxidant agents and properties.
The cinnamon that we buy in stores is actually the bark of the cinnamon tree. It is sold as sticks or as powder. There are two types of cinnamon: Ceylon and Cassia, each of which are derived from different trees.
Cinnamon boosts the activity of the brain and acts as a good brain tonic. It helps in removing nervous tension and memory loss. Cinnamon powder and honey helps to relieve eczema and other skin infections. Daily consumption of cinnamon for diabetes patients shows good effect, because cinnamons have a regulatory impact on blood sugar level and helps to keep sugar levels maintained. Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, a familiar flavoring of biscuits, puddings and cakes.
The Health benefits of Cinnamon Oil are as follows:
The cinnamon oil is of golden yellow to brown color, with a slightly oily feeling. With a much richer scent than ground cinnamon, its aromatic description is listed as warm, peppery, earthy, spicy, and slightly woody.
1. Cinnamon oil is used in aromatherapy with its excellent flavoring agent. With a strong smell it is utilized as a midway note in perfumery.
2. The cinnamon oil of strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It?s powerful in antifungal compounds, and as well gives a positive result on the digestive and lymphatic system when intoning the body.
3. Cinnamon oil extracted from the leaves contains a compound named cinnamaldehyde, which is an excellent flavoring agent and is used by many people while cooking.
4. The pleasant aroma of cinnamon oil makes it a very effective as a room freshener. It is often added in potpourris.
5. Cinnamon oil is benefited as a good mosquito repellent. According to the research the cinnamon oil is very effective in killing mosquito larvae. Not only the leaves of cinnamon even its bark is a good source of cinnamaldehyde, which is an active mosquito killing agent.
6. Cinnamon oil acts as a good antibacterial and antifungal agent making it very effective on infections.
7. Cinnamon oil has health benefits such as it helps in blood circulation and acts as a sexual stimulant, ow blood pressure, rheumatism, stress, and even scabies.
Cinnamon oil obtained from the leaves and twigs of cinnamon can be used for controlling mites in honey bees.
8. Cinnamon oil should not be consumed internally or apply cinnamon oil on the face and sensitive areas directly, it may cause bad effects on the skin, if used directly so it should be used in diluted form and should be tested before using whether Cinnamon oil suits your skin or not by applying a small quantity of cinnamon oil and check any allergic reactions are there.
9. Cinnamon oil enhances the effectiveness of other herbs and essential oils and thus speeds up treatment of herbal remedies.
10. Cinnamon oil is added to herbal preparations to make them taste better. The oil blends well with other essential oils such as lemon essential oil, rosemary essential oil, geranium essential oil, lavender essential oil and cardamom essential oil.
11. Cinnamon oil has proved as powerful antimicrobial and cancer-fighting properties. Cinnamon oil is quite promising as an alternative treatment for cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, melanoma and lymphoma.
12. By applying cinnamon oil extracts to the surfaces of catheters may be able to help prevent urinary tract infections in hospitals.
Cinnamon oil should be avoided in cases of prostatic cancer, hemophilia, liver and kidney problems, alcoholism, and if you are presently taking an anticoagulant.