Cinnamon oil is derived from the plant Laurus connamomum and belongs to the Lauraceae botanical family. It is originally from South Asia, but is now grown across different nations throughout Asia and shipped worldwide in different products of cinnamon, whether cinnamon essential oil or cinnamon spice.
There are two types cinnamon that are most commonly grown worldwide, among the over 100 varieties of cinnamon in total: Ceylon cinnamon and Chinese cinnamon.
Cinnamon oil has a lot of different benefits and uses:
Heart health-booster – it can help keep arteries clear, because it has circulation-boosting abilities. Cinnamon promotes nitric oxide production, which means it is beneficial for people with heart diseases or who have suffered from a stroke or heart attack.
Can heal the skin – It can helps treat rashes, acne, and other infections.
Can help with weight loss – Cinnamon is well known for being a fat-burning food. It also has the ability to balance blood sugar levels and make foods tastier without any added sugar.
It reduces ulcers – The oil holds a beneficial compound called eugenol which can help reduce ulcers.
It is a natural aphrodisiac – The compounds contained in cinnamon oil act like natural prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction and other issues with sexual activities such as impotence.
It controls insulin release and blood sugar – Cinnamon has good effects on insulin release, which means it can prevent chronic fatigue, sugar cravings, overeating, and moodiness. Inhaling the oil can help keep cravings away and make you full faster too.
It decreases inflammation of the skin.
It increases blood circulation.
It fights free radicals.
It relieves depression because of its relaxing smell.
It stimulates the libido.
It is good for pain relief, because cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory substance. It helps in removing stiffness of the muscles and joints.