Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
CINNAMON BARK CHINA
Origin: Sri Lanka
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum zeylanicum –true cinnamon bark is always best purchased by the botanical name. It should be noted that in the United States for trade purposes, cinnamon is cinnamon. For a novice this is an important detail to note. The bark of the true cinnamon bark tree is distilled producing a yellow mobile liquid that is spicy, pleasant, warm and familiar. The oil is up to around 70 percent cinnamic aldehyde that imparts a sweet and flavorful, but spicy hot flavor. In full potency any high cinnamic aldehyde product can cause painful chemical burns and permanent damage. In spite of its ne’er overstated safety concerns the oil should not be omitted. Wise and safe use of this oil is possible and has benefits.
In aroma therapy competent practitioners claim success using cinnamon for issues like menstruation, circulation, infections, lice, scabies and flu. There are dozens of other therapeutic functions talked about in various aroma therapy forums.
Blenders enjoy using cinnamon with spice oils like clove, nutmeg and cardamom. It blends brilliantly with orange and woods and it is included in old perfume formulae. The spice routes of antiquity traded in this spice and other materials from this genus. Even though cassia and true cinnamon are similar and even up to 70 percent identical the remaining composition is not to be taken lightly. True cinnamon is a fine oil with fruity facets and subtle floral notes. It is much more expensive and it is worth the extra money.
Please Note: The information on EOQA.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary form of healthcare.
1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg