Plant/part : Tree/bud/bark/leaf (source: sri lanka)
Latin name : Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Family : Lauraceae
Note : Base
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma: A lovely room fragrance, especially during xmas
Properties: Anaesthetic, antidontalgic, antiseptic, antputrefactive, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiac, carminative, emmenagogue, escharotic, haemostatic, insecticide, parasiticide, sialogogue, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge.
Warms and stimulates. A strong antiseptic, it has a cleansing effect. Used as a comforting oil during the cold season.
Very strong antiseptic and has a tonic effect on the respiratory tract, eases colds through its very warming action by slightly raising body temperature, indicated for infleuenza. Generally restores heat to the body . Eases breathing difficulties and restores the senses during fainting fits. As an excellent reputation for resisting viral infections and contagious diseases. Seems to have a spurring action on bodily fluids since it stimulates tears, saliva and mucous.
Chemical constituents: Linalool (alcohol), benzaldehyde cinnamic, furfurol (aldehyde), eugenol, safrole (phenols), cymene, dipentene, phellandrene, pinene (terpenes) .
Precautions: Can cause skin irritation; moderate dermal toxicity.
Blends : Blends well with: caraway, citrus oils, clove, myrtle, nutmeg.