Cinnamon Berry

(Cinnamomum polyandrum)

INGREDIENT IN: LeFocus, LeSafeguard, LeStefanie, LeAway

GENERAL INFORMATION: Cinnamon berry is sometimes referred to as sugandha kokila.

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: analgesic, antibiotic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, relaxant, stomachic, nerve tonic, stimulant

AFFINITY FOR: circulation, digestion, muscles, nerves, joints, sacral chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Lauraceae

PART UTILIZED: Fruit, wild crafted

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Cinnamon berry should be diluted well when applied to the body. Application can be on the feet or directly on areas of pain or poor circulation.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The essential oil made from the berries of this cinnamomum species is a little bit milder than oil made from the bark of cinnamonum verum. Care should still be taken with inhalation and diffusion. Cinnamon can be irritating to tender mucous membranes.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Cinnamon berry is useful in treating stress related conditions such as headache, insomnia, indigestion, and nervous tension.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Cinnamon berry acts as a stimulant to circulation. Increased circulation can be beneficial for arthritis, muscle and joint stiffness, inflamed or painful joints and muscles, and sprains. Cinnamon berry is said to improve appetite. Cinnamon berry, like cinnamon bark, is antimicrobial, but is less caustic and irritating.

CAUTIONS: Use cautiously if pregnant, when working with infants and children, or if your skin is particularly sensitive.