AMAZON CINNAMON Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml. violetglass bottle
Botanical Name: Ocotea quixos
Method: Steam distilled from wild crafted leaves of the tree
Amazon cinnamon essential oil is uplifting as well as calming to the nerves and mind. It relieves anxiety and depression. Inhaling its aroma can reduce the effects of stress, and help us mentally relax.
Energetically, Amazon cinnamon essential oil is cleansing to the spirit. It is used in purification rituals in the Amazon.
• Anti-histamine • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-flatulent • Anti-fungal • Anti-parisitic • Cardiotonic • Carminative • Digestive • Disinfectant • Emollient • Stomachic • Rejuvenator • Restorative •
Top Note: Sweet, warm, spicy, citrus
Heart Note: Balsamic, sweet, spicy
Base Note: Balsamic, vanilla like, woody, spicy
Classification: Heart note
Blends well with florals, resin oils, and herbal oils, among others.
Internal–oral, suppository, inhalation.
External–massage, skin application, compress.
Note: Some people show sensitivities to cinnamon - be sure to test a small patch on skin inside of the elbow before using.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Known as Amazon Cinnamon, the ocotea tree’s extracts have been used as a tea and a flavoring for many centuries in the Amazon rain forest.
Its main known healing properties include the ability to lower blood sugar, almost immediately when a drop of diluted oil is placed in the mouth. It carries a very high level of humulene, a constituent that helps balance the body’s internal reaction to injury and irritation - which means it can reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation.
Amazon Cinnamon has been traditionally used to support proper digestion, relieve digestive upsets, gas, bloating, and heartburn. It has also been used as a disinfectant, having an especially beneficial effect on skin funguses, and foot fungus in particular. It is also a great support for healing candida, and can be taken internally for that purpose. It is effective against a number of parasites, both in the blood and in the digestive tract.
Ocotea essential oil has only a small percentage of cinnamaldehyde (the skin sensitizing constituent in cinnamon oil), making it much less sensitizing than either cassia or cinnamon. It has a slightly citrus top note and a mild cinnamon undertone in the base note. It is still possible for children and very sensitive individuals to have a reaction to it, so is best to test it on the inside of the elbow if in doubt.
Every second year, the ocotea tree produces large flowers called “Ishpingo” which are also distilled into an essential oil.
• Generally recognized as sage at normal dosages.
• Ocotea cybarum essential oil, a different species of Ocotea, should not be used internally; this oil is very different and not interchangeable with Amazon Cinnamon essential oil.
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