Cinnamon Materia Medica


Cinnamon has long been used in herbal medicine, the medicinal parts being the bark (primarily) and the leaves. In herbal medicine cinnamon is considered to exert the following therapeutic actions: stimulant, sedative, tonic, stomachic, carminative, hemostatic, astringent.

Essential oil of cinnamon is distilled from the leaves, twigs and dried inner bark of the cinnamon tree. In Spiritual PhytoEssencing, the essential oil distilled from the inner bark is preferred. The most important chemical component of the bark oil is cinnamaldehyde, an aldehyde which promotes gastrointestinal motility and is powerfully antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral.

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22 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasms: Cancer; Death-Rebirth
Sefirot: Daat/Yesod Interface
Constitutional Type: Mixed Neurasthenia/Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; homeopathic remedy Cinnamomum; spleen; kidneys; Cold and Dampness; mixed neurasthenia/hysteria constitution; Cancer miasm; Death-Rebirth miasm; Qetoret; Daat/Yesod Interface.

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