Plants & Herbs 101: Cinnamon & Rosemary




Scientific Name  Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Common or Folk name:  Cinnamon

Plant Family: Lauracae

Origin & Environment: Cinnamon is found widely in Sri Lanka but grows in Malabar, Cochin-China, Sumatra and in Eastern Islands too. It is cultivated in Brazil, Mauritius, India, Jamaica and in other countries also.

Maximum Size: Cinnamon is an evergreen tree which grows from 20 to 30 feet.

Common Uses: Cinnamon bark is used as a spice. It is employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring material. It is  astringent, stimulant, antiseptic in action. The essential oil of this herb is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and uterine stimulant. It stops vomiting, relieves flatulence and is useful in diarrhea and hemorrhage of the womb. Recent studies suggest that consuming as little as one-half teaspoon of Cinnamon each day may reduce blood sugar and cholesterol level.

  • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Research shows that taking cinnamon bark extract along with acerola fruit concentrate and powdered Spanish needles can reduce hay fever symptoms in people with seasonal allergies.
  • Yeast infection (candidiasis). Early research shows that taking lozenges containing cinnamon bark for one week might improve yeast infections in the mouth, a condition also known as thrush, in some people with HIV.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Early research shows that consuming a formula containing cinnamon bark, bilberry, slippery elm bark, and agrimony twice daily for 3 weeks can increase bowel movements and reduce stomach pain, bloating and straining in people with IBS.
  • Mouth sores from dentures. Early research shows that rinsing the mouth with 10 mL of mouthwash containing cinnamon bark leaf oil helps prevent mouth sores in some people with dentures.
  • Premature ejaculation. Some research show at applying a specific cream containing cinnamon bark and many other ingredients might prevent premature ejaculation.


Health Hazards: Undiluted oil is UNSAFE to take by mouth.

Spiritual Usage: Cinnamon is a symbol of sovereignty and respect and was a prestigious gift to Gods and Monarchs in the history. Called as Darusita or Tvak in Ayurveda, Cinnamon has a long history in Ayurvedic medicine for treating malaria, diabetes, menopausal problems, headache, bad breath, digestive disorders, impotence, anemia, sinus congestion, dyspepsia, blood circulation, scabies, intestinal infections and gynecological problems (used even as a natural birth-control aid).






Scientific Name:  Rosmarinus Officinalis

Common or Folk name: Rosemary

Plant Family:  Labiatae

Origin & Environment:  Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated widely elsewhere.

Maximum Size: 4-6 ft

Common Uses: It is used for headaches, as well as for nervous complaints. Rosemary is used widely in Mediterranean cooking, sausages, stuffing, soups and stews and to make tea. The flowers can also be added to salads. Rosemary is an effective treatment against scurf and dandruff. It can also be used in mouth rinses and gargles; and is applied topically to stimulate circulation

  • Hair loss. Early evidence shows that applying rosemary oil with lavender, thyme, and cedarwood oils to the scalp improves hair growth.
  • Stress. Early evidence about the effects of rosemary aromatherapy for anxiety and stress is unclear. Some evidence suggests that rosemary and lavender oil may reduce pulse rates, but not blood pressure, in people taking tests. Other research found that applying rosemary oil to the wrist increased feelings of anxiety and tension during testing.
  • Arthritis.
  • Gas (flatulence).
  • Indigestion.
  • Increasing menstrual flow.
  • Gout.
  • Cough.
  • Headache.
  • Liver and gallbladder problems.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Toothache.
  • Eczema.

Health Hazards: Undiluted oil is UNSAFE to take by mouth. Taking large amounts of rosemary can cause vomiting, uterine bleeding, kidney irritation, increased sun sensitivity, skin redness, and allergic reactions.

Spiritual Ussage: For Protection, Purification, Exorcism, Love Spell, good memory, mental clarity,  longevity, ease departed, and to ensure a happy marriage






Peace & Blessings! Stay In Tune for Next Week!

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