More About Our Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Source: Sri Lanka
Distillation: Steam distilled from certified organic leaves
Botanical name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Note: I prefer this oil for skin applications. It is extracted from the leaves, rather than the bark, as it produces a milder and less sensitizing oil. For the “hotter” bark extract, see cinnamon bark CO2 extract.
Homeopathic Properties of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
- Analgesic–relieves menstrual cramps
- Anti-bacterial–tested against staph, gram+ and gram- bacillus
- Anti-fungal–Candida albicans
- Hypoglycemic–lowers blood sugar
- Stimulant–immune system
- Tonic–heart, hormonal system, respiratory
Internal–oral, inhalation (mixed with other oils), suppository
External––topical application, massage therapy, application to energy centers and meridian points
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Cinnamon leaf essential oil was one of the oils used in ancient Egypt in the mummification process. Its use as a medicinal herb around the world, dates back to antiquity.
It is a heart strengthener; it increases blood flow and has blood thinning properties. It is anti-parasitic, and is effective against a broad range of parasites, including worms, amoebas, cysts, and other microscopic parasites.
Cinnamon leaf essential oil carries pain relieving properties that are effective for arthritis pain, muscular and soft tissue pain, and spasm.
It helps strengthen and balance the reproductive system in males and females; and helps almost every kind of digestive disturbance, including ulcers, vomiting, nausea, indigestion, gas, and colon inflammation.
Combine 30 drops carrot seed CO2 extract and 8 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil for relieving colon inflammation. Put 10 drops in a small gelatin capsule and swallow it, taking up to 3 capsules daily until inflammation is gone (don’t use it this way for longer than 5 days). See more about using essential oils internally here.
Cinnamon leaf essential oil is the preferred oil for many aromatherapy uses, as it is a little milder than the traditional oil made from the bark of the tree. It was once thought that cinnamon bark oil was superior to cinnamon leaf oil.
Since 2007, there have been several studies worldwide that show that the opposite may be true. Cinnamaldehyde, the constituent that gives the oil its spicy aroma and many therapeutic properties, is just as strong in both oils. The leaf oil is less sensitizing to skin, and is less likely to cause irritation when used topically.
Perhaps the greatest thing about cinnamon leaf essential oil is the fact that its harvest does not threaten the life of the tree, whereas the harvest of cinnamon bark can easily kill the tree. This makes cinnamon leaf essential oil a much more sustainable choice.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal doses.
- It can be sensitizing, and should not be used with sun exposure as it can create a rash or increase sun burn. Proper dilution rates will minimize this type of result, but sensitive people should test a little oil on their inner elbow for several hours before using it topically.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.