Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is steam distilled from the bark of the cinnamon tree. The bark oil is generally preferred over Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. However, oil distilled from cinnamon bark tends to be much more costly than that distilled from the leaves. Aromatically, Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is much richer in aroma than ground cinnamon. Cinnamon Bark Oil tends to be warming, stimulating and energizing. It blends well with many other essential oils especially oils in the wood, spice, citrus and mint families. Cinnamon essential oil is a type of essential oil used in aromatherapy.
Cinnamon oil can naturally help to boost heart health. Cinnamon has also been shown to help foster nitric oxide production. Nitric Oxide is beneficial for people with heart disease or who have suffered from a heart attack or stroke. In addition, it contains anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet compounds that can further benefit arterial health of the heart.
Improves Blood Sugar Levels
Cinnamon has been shown to have positive effects on insulin release, which means it can help keep blood sugar stable and therefore prevent chronic fatigue, moodiness, sugar cravings and overeating.
May Help with Weight Loss
Cinnamon is gaining a reputation for being a fat-burning food and valuable tool for weight loss. With its ability to balance blood sugar levels and sweeten the taste of foods without any added sugar, it’s very helpful for curbing a sweet tooth. Cinnamaldehyde, a chemical compound found in cinnamon oil, may potentially help fat cells to burn energy.
Helps Sore Throats
With its known anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory effects, cinnamon essential oil is a great choice for fighting infections like a sore throat. Cinnamon Essential Oil will work to fight inflammation, reduce pain, and boost immune function making it a perfect sore throat remedy.
Cinnamon essential oil has the ability to fight cancer. Studies have done on cinnamaldehyde’s ability to inhibit tumor cell proliferation via trigger cancer cell apoptosis (“programmed cell death”) and other mechanisms and the research is clear, cancer patients should be encouraged that natural solutions truly do exist.
Boosts Brain Function
It can boost the activity of the brain and makes it a great tonic. It helps to remove nervous tension and memory loss. People who were given cinnamon improved their scores on cognitive activities such as: attention span, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor response speed.
Cinnamon is also an anti-inflammatory substance, so it helps in removing stiffness of the muscles and joints. It is also recommended for arthritis and is known to help in removing headaches caused by cold.