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Cinnamon - (Cinnamonmum zeylacium) back

These are evergreen trees which grow to a height of 60 feet. The whole tree - flowers, leaves, roots and bark - exudes a spicy aroma. Cinnamon is a native of Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

The essential oil: When the trees are six to eight years old, the bark is removed in long strips and left to dry in the hot sun. The essential oil is obtained from the bark. The principal constituents are cinnamic aldehyde (60%) eugenol, methylamine ketone which gives the characteristic aroma.

Properties: Antiseptic, Antifungal, Antiviral, pest control and anti-fermentative, antibacterial broad spectrum and powerful action, general stimulant and tonic, aphrodisiac

Directions: Intestinal infections (diarrhea, dysentery)urinary cystitis) and tropical diseases (amoebiasis, typhoid fever), worms, Infectious enterocolitis. Functional male impotence. Drowsiness, asthenia, depression

External Use: Massage always diluted in vegetable oil or in three volumes of essential oil of lavender. Two massages daily relieves stomach pain and diarrhea in a short time. Diffusion-mix with other mild oils.

Diffusion: 20 drops Palmarosa EO + 40 drop Orange EO + 20 drops Geranium EO + 10 drops Neroli EO + 5 drops Patchouli EO + 5 drops Cinnamon EO. Spray the atmosphere with this mixture before bedtime. Diffuse the mixture for 15 minutes before bedtime Moisten two tissues with 1 to 3 drops of the mixture place it in a small pouch and keep it under a pillow. Moisten cotton with the mixture and keep in a cupboard for fragrance.

Specialties: Dilute before using on skin. Never use undiluted on skin. Always test your mixture in the elbow before widespread application. Not recommended in pregnant women and young children.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.