First of all let me begin by saying cinnamon is very strong, you must use caution when using it.
Cinnamon comes from the bark of several varieties of the evergreen trees that belongs to the genus Cinnamomum. The cinnamon essential oil Cinnamomum zeylanicun is distilled from the bark,stems and/or leaves( Cinnamomun verum) .The essential oil distilled from the bark is concentrated or very strong and very expensive. As aromatherapist we usually use cinnamon essential oils from the leaf, Cinnamomum verum it’s less expensive and it’s not as strong as the bark. All cinnamon essential oils must be diluted. I never recommend ingesting essential oils. We’ll leave that to the spice. You can use a small amount on the skin, but it is best to consult a certified aromatherapist for dilution rates. It’s best to just diffuse it or add a few drops to your vinegar and water (1:2) cleaning solutions, it’s anti-microbial. The scent is amazing.The peppery, spicy and earthy scent is wonderful. I have a story. One afternoon I added a few drops to the diffuser. I kept getting up from the computer and I could not stay focused. But when I got up I was just walking in circles, I couldn’t understand what was going on. It finally came to me, I was looking for that cinnamon candy my mom always had in her purse. You guys know the ones from the Brach’s candy station in the local grocery store. Essential oils effects the body, mind and spirit. I receive little signs all the time letting me know to keep studying these amazing essential oils.
Cinnamon sticks and powder are usually from the bark of the evergreen Cinnamomum cassia.
Cinnamon is known to:
Lower blood sugar
Lower blood pressure
Destroy bacteria and viruses
Assist in weight loss
Help with circulation
Help with digestion
It helps repel insects
4 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Cinnamon Powder, Sticks and Cinnamon Essential Oil”
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I love cinnamon/ Cassia essential oils and use them in my cooking all the time. French Toast with Cassia so yummy. I have found that essential oils what are labeled for food consumption are safe to use internally.
Hello, just err on the side of caution when using essential oils internally. The spice or powder works as well for ingesting. As an aromatherapist diffusing cinnamon give you the optimum health benefit. Thanks for the follow! I loved your piece on cilantro I’ve just began to study it’s many health benefits.