Cinnamon may be more well known, but this spicy bark has a warm aroma that is fragrant and sweeter than cinnamon. In addition, It is one of the fundamental herbs of Chinese medicine and its calming and soothing properties have been well known for many years.You may not realize that often when you purchase cinnamon at the store the spice filling the container is actually cassia. In the west it is frequently used in desserts and other sweet concoctions. Other cultures around the world use it in a savory way and it is often a main ingredient in curry dishes. One reason it is used so often in cooking is because of its its qualities that aid digestion. It also supports the immune system.
- It supports immune system function, encouraging it to do its job more effectively. This could mean a reduction in the sniffles for you.
- It promotes healthy metabolism. Mixed with Lemon water it can stimulate digestion.
- A massage with this oil is warming and uplifting.
- When diffused, It can lift your mood and calm your spirits.
Directions for Use
- Aromatic Use: Diffuse it on its own for a spicy aroma that can improve your mood and soothe frayed nerves.
- Topical Use: Combine a drop or two with a carrier oil for a warming massage.
- Internal Use: Take it directly in a veggie capsule or combine with lemon in a glass of water.
- Can promote improved immune system function
- Aids digestion, reduces hunger cravings and bolsters your metabolism
- When diffused the scent is warming and relaxing.
- Woody, warm, cinnamon
- Steam distillation
- Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate
In general it is safe to use aromatically, internally and topically. Because of its particular properties, however, skin sensitivity is possible. In addition, keep it away from your eyes, nose and other sensitive areas. Keep out of the reach of children. If you are pregnant or nursing, you should always consult your doctor.