Cinnamon Bark Oil
Cinnamon bark oil is an essential oil derived from the bark of the cinnamon tree, scientifically known as Cinnamomum verum. It is extracted through a steam distillation process.
In terms of its chemical composition, cinnamon bark oil primarily contains the active constituents cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and cinnamyl acetate. These compounds contribute to the unique aroma and therapeutic properties of the oil.
Cinnamaldehyde, the main component of cinnamon bark oil, possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It is responsible for the characteristic spicy and warming scent of cinnamon. Eugenol, another notable constituent, exhibits analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. It contributes to the oil’s potential to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. Cinnamyl acetate, found in smaller quantities, offers a sweet and fruity scent to the oil.
Cinnamon bark oil possesses several potential benefits and applications. It can be used as a natural insect repellent, due to its insecticidal properties. The oil may also have antimicrobial effects, making it useful for disinfecting surfaces or treating certain infections. Furthermore, cinnamon bark oil is known for its warming and stimulating properties, making it a popular choice for aromatherapy to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation.
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|The volatile oil is obtained by steam distillation of cinnamon bark.
|Yellow to brownish yellow
|0.970 – 1.050 @25°C
|1.500 – 1.600 @20°C
|-2º to +2º
|Fragrance and Flavour application
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