Cinnamon Bark

In the 1600s, a captain for the Dutch East Company reported that Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was so rich in cinnamon that eight leagues out to sea, one could still smell the aroma of the trees.

The inner bark is used in cooking, flavorings, aromatherapy and perfumes, and medicines.  It is both pungent and sweet.  Cinnamon is good for digestion: it relieves distension and bloating and promotes proper metabolism of fats and sugars.  It also relieves congestion. 


It is bactericidal and may also help to lower blood sugar, but the cinnamon used in the trials was cassia.   Antifungal, antiviral, bactericidal, and larvicidal actions have been reported for the volatile oil.




You will find cinnamon in our online Ayurvedic Bazaar. It is available in 8 oz. bags as a powder; in one pound bags of sticks; in 5 ml. bottles as an essential oil; and as an ingredient in many formulas.





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