There are two types of cinnamon oil. The first one is a very strong essential oil which is made from leaves and bark of a plant through very complex procedure and the other one is extracted cinnamon oil which can be made easily.
- Pure olive oil (refined)
- Several cinnamon sticks
How to make:
Put the cinnamon sticks into a jar. Pour the sticks with pure olive oil so that they are covered completely. Seal the jar and leave it at room temperature for 3 weeks. Shake the jar every day. After 3 weeks, strain the oil through cheesecloth into a dark glass bottle. Then, you can start using your cinnamon oil. The number of cinnamon sticks is not fixed but the jar should be filled completely (at least 5-6 cinnamon sticks in half a liter of olive oil). The bigger the number of cinnamon sticks the better.
In cases you can’t find cinnamon sticks, you can use cinnamon powder in the ratio of 1: 5 in relation to oil (100 grams of cinnamon powder to half a liter of olive oil). However, we recommend cinnamon sticks because through the long process of milling a lot of its health properties are being lost.
The cinnamon oil will have a great smell and taste. The combination of the healthy olive oil and the useful healthy ingredients that a cinnamon has ,makes this combination a real elixir. Cinnamon oil is a powerful antioxidant which prevents damage and protects cells from free radicals which can cause some of the most serious diseases and aging of the body.You can use this cinnamon oil however you like. You can add it in already prepared meals or in cookies, salads depending on which taste you prefer, but we do not recommend a long-term heat treatment. Still, the best and the simplest use of cinnamon oil is to take 1-2 teaspoons, twice a day (morning and evening). You can also use this oil for external use, so, rub it on painful, inflamed or otherwise affected places.
According to Wheeling Jesuit University studies, the cinnamon or the cinnamon oil is a great brain tonic which prevents tensions, anxiety and memory loss and significantly straightens brain activity.Cinnamon oil is also good for purification of the blood of all impurities which means that it protects the skin from all kinds of acne.Cinnamon oil improves blood circulation and prevents the formation of clots, so its regular use will enhance the metabolic activity, will lower blood pressure and will reduce the possibilities of stroke or heart attack.
Also, regular use of cinnamon oil improves and normalizes blood sugar levels.
Scientists from American Human Nutrition Research Center have proved that the components that can be found in cinnamon have positive effect on vital organs in human body especially in diabetics.
Cinnamon oil has positive effects on urinary tract by destroying bacteria especially in the bile duct. Cinnamon oil not only prevents and destroys bacteria but also reduces and destroys fungi, which is why it is commonly used as a medicine against Candida.
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT REGULAR USE OF CINNAMON OIL HAS A POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE COLON AND PREVENTS COLON CANCER.
The usage of cinnamon and cinnamon oil in oriental cuisine showed that it improves digestion and reduces gas and bloating. You should take 1 teaspoon of cinnamon oil if you have any problems or infections inside your mouth, tooth tissue, mouth sores or fungi on your tongue.Gurgle the oil for a few minutes so that it reaches all parts of the oral cavity, then spit after a couple of minutes. It also helps with arthritis because its anti-inflammatory properties. Rub a small amount of this oil on a painful place. Repeat this every morning and evening until your pain disappears.You should do the same if you have muscle inflammation .
It is a well known fact that cinnamon is also used as a natural remedy against flu, cold and sore throats. This combination of cinnamon oil and olive oil, is also a great diuretic which will facilitate and accelerate the excreation of fluids from your body.The list of all the health benefits that cinnamon and cinnamon oil has is very large. So, all the health benefits mentioned above are just a few. All in all, cinnamon and cinnamon oil sre very useful for our health.
In the time when there was a trade between Europe and The Orient, cinnamon was even more valuable than gold and it was kept and transported as a treasure under an armed surveillance.