Interesting Facts about Cinnamon Bark
Did you know . . . Spanish researchers took advantage of Cinnamon Bark’s microbial-killing property in developing an antimold wrapper. In the Aug. 13 issue of The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they report that even with bread already tainted with mold, a wax paper made with 6 percent cinnamon oil inhibited the growth by 96 percent, prolonging freshness by up to 10 days. (Plain wax paper did not slow the mold at all.) In addition to its sweet, woody aroma, cinnamon has long been known for its capacity to stop spoilage. The wrapper may also be effective in keeping fruits, vegetables and meats fresh. Read the study: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry New Cinnamon-Based Active Paper Packaging against Rhizopusstolonifer Food Spoilage. NOTE: You’ll find the instructions at the end of this article for making your own food preservative wrapping and foot/tub fungus spray.
Cinnamon’s other benefits include:
- Supporting digestive function
- Relieving congestion
- Relieving pain, stiffness of muscles and joints
- Anti-inflammatory compounds that may relieve arthritis
- Helping to prevent urinary tract infections
- Relieves menstrual discomfort
- Blood-thinning compounds that stimulate circulation
Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, (COX2 Inhibitor), powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anticoagulant, circulatory stimulant, stomach protectant (ulcers), treating warts. Uses: Cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, viral infections (herpes, etc.), digestive complaints, ulcers, warts.
- Dilute 1 part Cinnamon Bark essential oil to 4 parts carrier oil (V-6 or olive oil)
- Use Topically in small amounts, apply to Vita Flex points or Chakras.
- As a Dietary supplement – 2 parts Cinnamon oil to 8 parts V-6 or olive oil. Cinnamon is powerful, usually one or two drops in a veggie capsule is plenty.
- Diffuse – be mindful that this is a spicy oil and may irritate the nasal membranes if inhaled directly from the bottle or when diffused, use it sparingly aromatically.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil can be used in recipes too.
Click here for recipes — “Sweet Nut Mix” and “Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips.”
Make Your Own Food Preservative Wrapping and Foot / Tub Fungus Spray
In a 4 or 8 oz. spray bottle filled with distilled water, add 10-20 drops of Young Living Cinnamon essential oil – that’s it! Spray on your wax paper, spray on countertops to kill E. coli and other bacteria. In some instances you might even want to spray on food directly – just remember, our Young Living oils are extremely potent so don’t over do it. Note: Sometimes the wrapper adds a cinnamon aroma to the food.
Disclaimer: Information found here is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. It is your responsibility to do the health related research necessary to learn what is right for you.