The cinnamomum tree originates from Sri Lanka but is now grown in many parts of Asia. It is a tropical evergreen tree of the laurel family growing up to 15 m (45 feet). Cinnamon leaf oil has a warm, spicy scent between that of clove and cinnamon, but with herbaceous notes that are not as sweet as the spiciness of oil from Cinnammon Bark.
Cinnamon oil is highly concentrated with antioxidants, making it an effective natural digestive aid, blood sugar stabilizer and circulation booster. It’s also often used to combat cardiovascular diseases and fight infections.
Some of the many health benefits of cinnamon oil include:
Decreases inflammation & stimulates the immune system
Fights viruses & free radicals
Cautions: This has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. 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.