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Essential Oil Spotlight: Cinnamon Bark


Organic Raw Brown Cinnamon

Cinnamon bark essential oil is steam distilled from the bark of Cinnamomum verum and is known for its spicy, warm, and sweet scent.

Cinnamon is an ancient spice that was used in just about every prescription issued in ancient China. It is highly regarded as a tranquilizer, tonic, and stomachic.

Cinnamon bark is known to be antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious (intestinal, urinary), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic (light), antiviral, astringent, immune stimulating, purifying, sexually stimulating, and warming.

Cinnamon bark is commonly used as an antibacterial and antifungal. It has been used to support the body when dealing with diabetes, diverticulitis, pneumonia, staph/MRSA, vaginal infections, and whooping cough.

This essential oil may also be beneficial for circulation, colds, coughs, digestion, exhaustion, flu, infections, rheumatism, typhoid, depression, a weak heart, and warts. It also enhances the action and activity of other oils.

Would you like to learn more about cinnamon bark essential oil? See the Reference Guide for Essential Oils for more information about this and many other pure essential oils.

Source: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, 2014 Edition, p. 58–59

2 thoughts on “Essential Oil Spotlight: Cinnamon Bark

  1. Can drinking too much cinnamon bark essential oil hurt your stomach? I love to add it to my water and usually end up taking about 7 to 14 drops a day.


    • Cinnamon oil is a strong oil and I would advise you to consult a doctor with your concerns. The Reference Guide for Essential Oils cautions to dilute cinnamon essential oil at least 1 drop per 8 oz, if not with a greater dilution (1 drop to more than 8 oz. of water), because it can cause irritation to the mucus membranes. I would caution against taking any oil internally at high doses on a daily basis for more than a week. If you like flavored water, you may want to try varying the flavors with oils such as lemon, orange, grapefruit, peppermint, etc. so you aren’t taking the same oil daily.


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