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INCI: Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf
CAS N°.: 84649-98-9

EINECS N°.: 283-479-0

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Ref.: EXON09MA

Cinnamon essential oil is extracted from Cinnamomum zeylanicum (also known as C. verum and Laurus cinnamomum)
of the Lauraceae family. It is also referred to as Ceylon, Madagascar, Seychelles or true cinnamon.
A native to Indonesia, but cultivated in Sri Lanka and India, the tree is rust-colored and can grow up to 15
meters (4Sfeet), but is kept down to 6 feet for commercial reasons.
It has shiny, leathery green leaves and small, white flowers, with oval shaped purple berries. The bark is pale
brown and papery, with thick quills that roll inside one another, and is gathered every 2 years.
The Greek word 'Kinnamon' means 'tube' or 'pipe'. Cinnamon oil was used as a temple incense, while the Egyptians
used it for foot massage, as well as a remedy for excessive bile. It was also used as an ingredient for mulled
wines, love potions and as a sedative during birth. It was an important trade commodity between India, China
and Egypt.


The therapeutic properties of cinnamon oil are analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent,
cardiac, carminative, emmenagogue, insecticide, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge.
Cinnamon oil can be used for infection of the respiratory tract, rheumatism, arthritis and general pains.

Warning: High dosages can cause convulsions.