Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
  • Alternative Names: Seychelles cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon
  • Botanical Family: Lauraceae
  • Primary Constituent: Cinnamaldehyde
  • Other Main Constituents: Eugenol, Linalool
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Bark

Antifungal mechanism of the combination of Cinnamomum verum and Pelargonium graveolens essential oils with fluconazole against pathogenic Candida strains

Essid R, Hammami M, Gharbi D, Karkouch I, Hamouda TB, Elkahoui S, Limam F, Tabbene O Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to investigate the anti-Candida activity of ten essential oils (EOs) and to evaluate their potential synergism with conventional drugs. The effect on secreted aspartic protease (SAP) activity and the mechanism of action were also explored. The… Read more »

Synergistic effects of some essential oils against fungal spoilage on pear fruit

Nikkhah M, Hashemi M, Habibi Najafi MB, Farhoosh R International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The development of natural protective agents as alternatives to chemical fungicides is currently in the spotlight. In the present investigation, chemical composition and antifungal activities of thyme, cinnamon, rosemary and marjoram essential oils (EO), as well as synergism of their possible double… Read more »

Effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) bark essential oil on the halitosis-associated bacterium Solobacterium moorei and in vitro cytotoxicity

LeBel G, Haas B, Adam AA, Veilleux MP, Lagha AB, Grenier D Archives of Oral Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Halitosis, also known as bad breath or oral malodour, is a condition affecting a large proportion of the population. Solobacterium moorei is a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium that has been specifically associated with halitosis. In this study,… Read more »

Eucalyptol, sabinene and cinnamaldehyde: potent inhibitors of salmonella target protein L-asparaginase

Vimal A, Pal D, Tripathi T, Kumar A 3 Biotech, 2017 ABSTRACT: Salmonella typhimurium is a severe threat to human life. The treatment became more difficult with the emergence of multidrug resistance. In the present in silico study, a novel drug target L-asparaginase was tested against three ligands eucalyptol, sabinene, and cinnamaldehyde, major components of cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon, respectively…. Read more »

Prebiotic Potential and Chemical Composition of Seven Culinary Spice Extracts

Lu QY, Summanen PH, Lee RP, Huang J, Henning SM, Heber D, Finegold SM, Li Z Journal of Food Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to investigate prebiotic potential, chemical composition, and antioxidant capacity of spice extracts. Seven culinary spices including black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, ginger, Mediterranean oregano, rosemary, and turmeric were extracted with boiling water. Major chemical… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The essential oil from the twigs of Cinnamomum cassia Presl inhibits oxytocin-induced uterine contraction in vitro and in vivo

Sun L, Liu LN, Li JC, Lv YZ, Zong SB, Zhou J, Wang ZZ, Kou JP, Xiao W Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2017 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The twigs and bark of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Lauraceae) are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of tumor, abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, digestive system disease and inflammatory diseases…. Read more »

An essential oil blend significantly modulates immune responses and the cell cycle in human cell cultures

Han X, Dorsett J, Parker TL Cogent Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In the current study, we examined the biological activities of an essential oil blend (EOB) in validated human cell cultures, which model the molecular biology of autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation. EOB is primarily composed of essential oils from wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and… Read more »

Antiinflammatory Activity of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Bark Essential Oil in a Human Skin Disease Model

Han X, Parker TL Phytotherapy Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark essential oil (CBEO) on human skin cells has not been elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the activity of a commercially available CBEO in a validated human dermal fibroblast system, a model of chronic inflammation and fibrosis. We first evaluated the impact… Read more »

Antitumor phenylpropanoids found in essential oils

Carvalho AA, Andrade LN, de Sousa ÉB, de Sousa DP Biomed Research International, 2015  ABSTRACT: The search for new bioactive substances with anticancer activity and the understanding of their mechanisms of action are high-priorities in the research effort toward more effective treatments for cancer. The phenylpropanoids are natural products found in many aromatic and medicinal… Read more »