Cinnamon bark oil, or cinnamon oil, is used medicinally all over the world. Cinnamon in a powder form is used frequently as a spice for cooking, but cinnamon essential oil provides numerous health benefits. For example, cinnamon oil has properties that are antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, and antidiabetic. (1)

Here are 9 health benefits of cinnamon essential oil:

1. Heart Health-Booster

 

As it has circulation-boosting abilities, cinnamon oil can help unclog arteries and prevent plaque buildup. The interior surface of arteries is where nitric oxide is produced. When plaque builds up, however, the disease called atherosclerosis forms. This decreases your ability to produce nitric oxide. (2 , 3)

2. Natural Aphrodisiac

Poor circulation can negatively affect libido and erectile function. And major contributor to low libido is aged, clogged arteries.  However, compounds in cinnamon essential oil acts like prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction. Therefore,  it’s a great natural remedy for impotence. (4)

3. Controls Blood Sugar and Insulin Release

Cinnamon can help keep lower blood sugar as well as prevent chronic fatigue, moodiness, sugar cravings, and overeating. Inhaling cinnamon essential oil can help curb cravings and may help you feel fuller faster. (5)

Use cinnamon essential oil in a diffuser to permeate its smell throughout your home. Alternatively, add a couple drops to your chest, wrists and clothes.

4. Heals Skin

Cinnamon oil has fantastic antimicrobial capacity. Mix cinnamon essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Then, apply it to the skin to treat such conditions as rashes, acne, and infections. (6)

5. Can Help with Weight Loss

Cinnamon can be an effective weight-loss tool.  For example, as mentioned above, it can help balance blood sugar levels.  Furthermore, it can help to make food taste good without adding sugar.

You might try, for example, adding cinnamon essential oil to fruit, tea, oats, baked goods or smoothies. It’ll help slow the rate at which glucose is released into the blood. (7)

6. Reduces Ulcers

Cinnamon oil contains a beneficial compound called eugenol that can help reduce stomach ulcers. Eugenol has the ability to combat some of the gastric effects of a poor diet. This can help reduce pain associated with ulcer symptoms, the number of ulcers that develop, as well as their intensity. (8)

7. Fights Parasites

Studies show cinnamon oil stops growth of certain harmful parasites. (9) Furthermore, thyme, and oregano essential oils are extremely effective in inhibiting mycelial parasite growth. This is true even when used in small quantities. (10)

8. Sore Throat Remedy

Cinnamon essential oil can help inhibit mucus buildup and clear nasal passages. For a great pick-me-up, try combining hot lemon water, honey and cinnamon oil.  Then, consume it first thing in the morning. Not only will it help you curb cravings, it will also boost your immune function. (11)

9. Helps Treat Headache Pain

 

As cinnamon oil contains active compounds that can improve circulation, it can be used to treat headache pain. Diffuse it in your home or sniff the oil directly whenever you feel a headache coming on. (12)

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