Article by Kaniz F. Shah
|Botanical Name:||cinnamonum cassia|
|Popular Name(s):||cinnamon, cassia|
|Parts Used:||dried bark|
|Taste:||sweet, bitter, pungent|
|Odor:||spicy, warm, sweet|
|Effect / Energy:||warming|
|Extraction method:||steam distilled from bark or leaf|
Best essential oil for self-confidence
Psychological Properties:invigorates, strengthens, relieves mild depression
Subtle Properties:promotes self confidence, strengthens willpower and courage, invigorates
Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
Health Benefits of Cinnamon:
Diabetes Support:In a control group, research showed that cinnamon helped lower blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and overall cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon is a natural sweetener. It also contains polyphenols that seem to boost the action of insulin, which tell your body it has received something sweet so the body doesn’t need more. This helps avoid the roller coaster highs and lows that sugar can create.
Fights infections & Boosts the Immune System:Cinnamon contains antioxidants making it great to ward off colds. Add cinnamon oil to a steam and inhale to treat winter coughs. Do not take it internally. It also has antibacterial properties, which is great for upset stomach's. Aromatherapists use cinnamon oil to treat mild depression and exhaustion.
Cinnamon for the Skin and Hair:
This article is for informational purpose only. Cinnamon is not a treatment for any disease or condition. Cinnamon oil is an extreme skin irritant. Do not inhale. Use sparingly, diluted, with caution. Avoid during pregnancy. To ensure safety, it is best to do an allergy test. Consult your doctor before using for medical purposes.
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