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Cinnamon Leaf (cinnamomum zeylanicum – also known as cinnamomum verum, or laurus cinnamomum)
This small and bushy evergreen tree is native to Sri Lanka and Southern India, but now grows in many countries such as Brazil, Egypt, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man. It was valued in ancient Egypt not only as a medicine and beverage flavouring, but also as an embalming agent and is also mentioned in the Bible. Cinnamon was so precious that it was considered more valuable than gold throughout some of its history.
Cinnamon leaf oil has a musky and spicy scent, and a light-yellow tinge that distinguishes it from the red-brown colour of cinnamon bark oil.
Beyond its alluring fragrance and spicy-sweet flavour, cinnamon provides many benefits for your health, such as its insulin-like effects, which can be useful for diabetics.
Cinnamon Leaf is anti-septic, analgesic, warming, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and mildly astringent on the skin. (Cinnamon Leaf should not be mistaken with Cinnamon Bark, which has extremely different chemistry, is much stronger and can be skin damaging).
For your wellbeing: Enjoy the alluring, spicy-sweet fragrance or Cinnamon Leaf Oil in the essential oils, perfume oils, face, body and pillow mists, and bath & body oils shown below.