Cinamon Leaf

Botanical Name Cinnamomum zeylanicum  
Botanical family Lauraceae 
Origin Sri Lanka 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Sheets 
Note Middle 
Appearance opalescent oily liquid 
Color light brown to dark brown 
Odor hot and spicy 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Phenols (70–80%): eugenol 
Esters (10%): eugenyl acetate, benzyl benzoate
Sesquiterpenes (6%): caryophyllene  
Therapeutic properties  Very wide-spectrum anti-infective (antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic) ++++ 
Anticandida ++++ 
Anaesthetic +++ 
Prevents fermentation and necrosis +++ 
Uterotonic +++ 
General tonic and stimulant +++ 
Antigenotoxic and antioxidant +++ 
Main therapeutic indications   Dental infections: abscess, gingivitis, pyorrhoea, stomatitis +++  
Dysentery and infectious diarrhoeas of all types +++ 
Tooth and gum pain +++ 
Cystitis, salpingitis, bartholinitis, metritis +++ 
Viral neuralgia and neuritis +++ 
Delayed birth and difficult childbirth ++++ 
Wind, flatulence, fermentation, bloating +++ 
Malaria, amebiasis, leishmaniasis +++ 
Hypothyroidism ++ 
Skin parasites: lice, mange, ticks +++ 
Shingles, herpes, chicken pox, warts ++ 
Sinusitis, influenza, bronchitis, tuberculosis ++ 
Severe asthenia: ++ 
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