Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has a soft, spicy and warm aroma that blends well with citrus oils. It is a warming and uplifting oil that can be used to lift depression and relieve mental exhaustion. Also well known for its circulation properties, it is particularly good at boosting blood flow to the extremities. Good for old people in the winter months.
- Latin Name
- Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
- Essential oil extraction by water or steam distillation from the leaves and twigs to produce a yellow/brown liquid with a warm spicy odour.
- Benzyl benzoate, cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, eugenol acetate, linalol, safrol among others..
- Sri Lanka
An evergreen tree which can grow up to 15 metres high, the green leathery leaves are ovate-oblong in shape and have a distinct spicy odour when bruised. There are small white flowers which are arranged in panicles and oval bluish-white berries.
Cinnamon leaf has been used for thousands of years in the east for a wide range of complaints, it has the reputation as a cure for colds and flu, and has also been used to treat diarrhoea and other problems of the digestive system.