Cinnamon Bark Cinnamomum burmanii Essential Oil Information

Cinnamomum burmanii

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used

Cinnamomum burmanii




Extraction Method



Aroma Strength

Steam distillation

Deep burnt orange




Sweet, dry and spicy in scent


Treats bladder and urinary tract infections, digestive tract issues, as well as enzymatic deficiency in the gut. Also treats toothaches and fights bad breath.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Marjoram, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang

Method of Use

Ingestion is the preferred method of use for Cinnamon essential oil, and might be one of the only essential oils that is safer to use by ingestion than any other way.


Antibacterial, anthelmintic, antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiputrescent, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, orexigenic, parasiticide, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge.


Do not inhale directly from a diffuser, as may irritate the nasal membranes except in low concentration blended with other oils. If applied topically, dilute to less than 1% and do a patch test first.  Not to be used with children younger than 5 years of age. Use with caution when pregnant.

Misc Info

Cinnamon burmanii  produces the same essential oil as the higher priced Sri Lankan varieties, but with a much lower cost. This is solely due to the lower cost of the raw material, though we find that the oil is at least as fine, if not better, than the Sri Lankan variety.


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