Cinnamon (bark)

CODE: 38

CHF 35.15

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Latin names: Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Laurus cinnamomum (Cinnamomum cassia is different) 
French names: Cannelle de Ceylan, Cannelier de Ceylan (feuilles et écorce)
Extracted from: bark (for Cinnamon bark), leaves (for Cinnamon leaves)
 
  • Before a trip: one drop of oil under the feet every morning and every night to avoid digestive issues. For people more seriously concerned about this: Mix 10% of oil in an excipient and drink 10 drops of this in a glass of water 2 to 3 times a day. Microbes will have to run really fast to catch up with you! 
  • Even half a drop of cinnamon bark in a cup of hot chocolate with almond milk... Mmmmh! 
  • To be diffused for a warm, cosy (even sensual) atmosphere at home. 
  • In diffusion, if you struggle warming up the ambiance after an argument.
 
Cinnamon tree belongs to the family of lauraceae which so prolific in smells and tastes: this family is a repository of flavours on the planet. Thin and slender, it is rather small, especially in culture (it must be harvested...) Lots of leaves and clusters of small white flowers all play an olfactory role.
 
The red gold of this tree, however, is its extremely thin bark (less than a millimetre thick). It is collected every 2 years from the trunk and main branches. The bark makes long ribbons that curl on themselves as they dry in the tropical sun. They are cut into the 10-centimeter-long sticks that we know in the kitchen. Pretty brittle when fresh, its smell amazingly fills up the space of a room. This definitely freshness makes one forget cinnamon powders sold in supermarkets.
 
2,700 years BC already, Chinese Emperor Nung Sheb had had it placed in his medicinal herbarium. It was one of the earliest spices that Greeks and Romans imported from the East through the Arabs. It was even burned like incense then. Indeed, though its main use nowadays is as a flavour (for example the world's number one buyer is a famous cola drink trademark), its symbolic use was much more popular in antiquity. It was associated with bats and winged serpents.
 
Cinnamon's soft energy is relaxing and soothing and it makes one enjoy life by snuggling down into the warm blanket of its powerful smell. Abstract of 'Encyclopédie d’aromathérapie et médecine de la conscience "(Böhning / Tauxe)
 
Energetic and physical properties for Cinnamon leaves and Cinnamon bark are the same. 
Stimulates the will to use one's senses for own happiness.
Promotes a more epicurean nature.
Warms the atmosphere.
Boosts all the emotions (laughter, anger).
Stimulates creativity.
Decreases the feeling of suspicion.
Diminishes the tendency to become isolated
Weakens sadness and melancholy.
Makes you want to share (the bark especially).
Eliminates the feeling of being a victim.
 
Anti-infectieux général
Immunostimulant, Stimulant immunitaire
Antiviral
Antibactérien
Antifongique, Antimycosique
Antiparasitaire, Vermifuge
Préventif d’infections digestives
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Aphrodisiaque
Antitumoral, Anticancéreux (Adjuvant)
Digestif, Apéritif
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Maladie infectieuse, Faiblesse immunitaire, Immunodéficience
Infections digestives, Grippe intestinale, Gastro-entérite, Turista, Choléra
Maladie infectieuse bactérienne ou virale en soutien à la lutte anti-infectieuse
Grippe ORL, Pneumonie, Bronchite, Bronchiolite, Toux grasse, Sinusite
Cystite, Infections urinaires, Candidose vaginale
Parasites intestinaux, Vers intestinaux, Amibiase, Ascaridiase, Oxyurose
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Fatigue sexuelle, Désintérêt sexuel
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Cancer, Métastases, Affections précancéreuses, En soutien au traitement antitumoral

Warms up calm Pitta's heat if too calm
Liberates Kapha's lasciviousness
Takes cold and distance out of Vata's body

Bark:
Aromatic aldehydes (30-80% cinnamaldehyde, hydroxy-cinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, cuminaldehyde)
Phenols (eugenol 1-35%)
Monoterpene alcohols (2-10% linalool, alpha terpineol, terpinene-4-ol)
Sesquiterpenes (0-6% beta-caryophyllene, alpha-humulene 0-2%, 0-1% copaene)
Acids (cinnamic acid 2-3%)
Pyranocoumarines (coumarin 0-1%)
Ketone: none
Furanocoumarins: none

Leaves:
Phenols (70-90% eugenol, isoeugenol, phenol, 2-vinylphenol)
Esters (acetate eugenyl 5%, 1-5% benzyl benzoate, acetate eugenyl 1-5% ..)
Sesquiterpenes (beta-caryophyllene 2-7%, 0-2% alpha-humulene, alpha-ylangene 0-1%)
Phenolic alcohols (0-8% cinnamic alcohol, cinnamic alcohol, benzyl alcohol)
Aromatic aldehydes (methoxycinnamaldehyde 0-6%, 0-2% cinnamaldehyde)
Dioxide (0-3% safrole)
Ketone: none
Furanocoumarins: none

Bark:      
        Batch,  CIN2005/540  (PDF, 280 Ko, French)
        Batch,  CIN501H080046(PDF, 373 Ko, French)

        Batch,  CIN501J105986  (PDF, 369 Ko, French)
Leaves:
        Batch,  CIN2001/507 (PDF, 303 Ko, French)
Very dermocaustic
Keep out of reach of children.
Bark: no other contraindications within physiological dosage on children and pregnant women
Leaves: pregnant women: uterotonic, therefore to be avoided during pregnancy children: no other contraindications within physiological dosage
The proportion of coumarins in cinnamon oil does not induce liver problems within physiological dosage.
 
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