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What is Cinnamon Aromatherapy Oil?

S. Gonzales
S. Gonzales

Cinnamon aromatherapy oil is essential oil derived from the cinnamon tree and used for aromatherapy purposes. Cinnamon essential oil has a long history of medicinal application and can help alleviate many ailments while protecting the integrity of the body. Used as part of aromatherapy, cinnamon oil can stimulate the mind, increase libido, relieve stress and more.

Cinnamon oil can be derived either from the cinnamon tree's bark or from its leaves. Many people believe that bark oil is superior to leaf oil, but bark oil can be more expensive. Consumers should be aware that what they consider to be cinnamon, including ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, is in fact, cassia.

Cinnamon oil appears to be dark in color. The scent of cinnamon aromatherapy oil can be described as warm, sweet, spicy, peppery and woodsy. It generally is thought to have a very powerful aroma.

Cinnamon aromatherapy oil.
Cinnamon aromatherapy oil.

Cinnamon aromatherapy oil can be used as as an aphrodisiac, because it increases blood flow. It has been reported to counter depression, induce the appetite and warm the senses. Drowsiness and irritability can be reduced by the use of cinnamon aromatherapy oil. Stress and exhaustion also can be alleviated after the oil's use. Those who inhale cinnamon aromatherapy oil have been reported to be able to concentrate and perform mental tasks better.

Cinnamon sticks.
Cinnamon sticks.

Cinnamon aromatherapy oil is considered to be such a powerful stimulant that certain types of people can benefit from the use of it more than others. The oil can be recommended to people who can be described as being cold and standoffish. Those who lack goals or ambition might be stimulated by the scent of cinnamon aromatherapy oil. Cinnamon oil also might help those who perceive themselves to lack bravery.

Traditionally, cinnamon essential oil has had a number of medicinal uses. Digestion, circulation and the immune system have been known to improve after a patient has used cinnamon oil. Aches and pains, especially muscle spasms, can dissipate after the oil has been applied to the body. Specific ailments that can benefit from cinnamon oil include constipation, flatulence, lice, rheumatism, scabies and low blood pressure.

The oil often is prized for its antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobrial properties. It is used as an internal cleansing agent for the body. Bladder and digestive infections often are relieved after ingesting cinnamon oil. It can even help regulate enzymatic activity in the stomach and increase metabolism. It also makes a fine antioxidant and preservative.

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