Cinnamon shrubs originated from tropical Asia, particularly Sri Lanka and India. But are now grown in almost all tropical regions of the world. Cinnamon oil can be taken from the bark or leaves of the shrub. Cinnamon bark oil is more powerful but also quite a bit more expensive. Cinnamon oil's dietary benefits come from being rich in manganese, iron, calcium and fiber. Its antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it an excellent choice for natural cleaning and as a room spray.
Blends with: bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, geranium, lavender, rosemary
Properties: antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac
Uses: constipation, indigestion, lice, cardiovascular & immune support, antiseptic, insecticide, flavor enhancement
Methods of Use: steam, diffuser, dilute 1:50 for skin/dietary, apply with cotton, burner
Cautions: possible skin sensitivity, mucous membrane irritant, in very high doses can cause convulsions