Cinnamon Oil Offers a Wealth
of Health and Culinary Benefits
Cinnamon oil has a wonderful spicy scent that is appreciated around the
world. Powdered cinnamon has been used in cooking and the essential oil
is now being appreciated as an inventive ingredient in many recipes.
(Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity – a method for measuring a food’s
ability to attract and neutralize oxygen radicals which can cause aging
and disease) is 103,448, near the top of the list of antioxidant foods.
- Antiseptic – a substance that reduces the possibility of infection.
- Analgesic – reduces or eliminates pain.
- Aphrodisiac – a substance that arouses or intensifies sexual desire.
– something that constricts or draws together body tissues and helps in
stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.
- Antispasmodic – relieves or prevents spasms.
- Carminative – induces the expulsion of gas from the intestines or stomach.
- Tonic – invigorating, refreshing or restorative; increases body tone.
Cinnamon oil has been said to be useful in the following conditions:
- Constipation; flatulence.
- Digestive problems such as diarrhea, vomiting and gastroenteritis.
- Stress. Cinnamon has a soothing and calming quality.
- Low blood pressure.
- Rheumatism and arthritis.
How to Use
- Dilute with a carrier oil such as olive oil when applying to the skin.
- In cooking, add a drop to a smoothie or warmed nut milk, as well as those recipes calling for powdered cinnamon.
Possible skin sensitivity. Always dilute when applying to the skin or
taking internally. Pregnant women should consult their health care
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