CINNAMON BARK ESSENTIAL OIL
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon Oil appears in four places in the Bible and also extensively in Rabbinic writings. True Cinnamon comes from a tree belonging to the Lauraceae family and has long oval green leaves. It bears fruit which grows on stalks that looks like tiny black cherries. The Cinnamon used for culinary and medicinal purposes is taken from the inner bark of the tree.
The old Latin name was Cinnamonum zeolanicum named after Sri Lanka’s former name Ceylon. To this day, Sri Lanka still produces between 80-90% of the world’s Cinnamon harvest, although it is also cultivated in Madagascar and the Seychelles.
What is important to note here is that is a long way from Israel.
The first time Cinnamon essential oil is mentioned in the Scriptures is when Moses is instructed to make an anointing oil for the priest’s garments and the furnishings of the Tabernacle. In Exodus 32:22-24 its says,
Moreover, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing Myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant Cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty, and of Cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of Olive oil a hin.
Plant Part: Bark
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A clear, yellow to brownish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is a middle note of strong aroma, it has a warm, spicy scent characteristic of cinnamon
Product Abstract: Cinnamon Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) originates in Sri Lanka. It is a tropical evergreen tree of the laurel family growing up to 15 m (45 feet) in the wild. The tree has a very thin smooth bark, with a light yellowish brown color and a highly fragrant odor. Its pleasant scent makes it, in small amounts, a spicy addition to creams, lotions and soaps.
Cinnamon oil is good for the digestive system, calms spasms, lower high blood pressure, ease colitis, flatulence, diarrhea, and nausea. It is known to ease muscular spasms and painful rheumatic joints, as well as general aches and pains. It also affects the libido and is known as an aphrodisiac. Several studies suggest that Cinnamon essential oil may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with type II diabetes. In some studies, Cinnamon has shown an amazing ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infections. In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, Cinnamon oil reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. It has shown to have an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes and mucous membranes should be avoided. This has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin.
IMPORTANT: All products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.