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

Inhibitory effects of cinnamon and clove essential oils on mold growth on baked foods

Ju J, Xu X, Xie Y, Guo Y, Cheng Y, Qian H, Yao W Food Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study evaluated the minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) and minimum lethal concentration (MLC) of cinnamon and clove essential oils against mold growth on green bean cake and finger citron crisp cake, and also examined the effects of these two essential… Read more »

Evaluation of active ingredients and larvicidal activity of clove and cinnamon essential oils against Anopheles gambiae (sensu lato)

Thomas A, Mazigo HD, Manjurano A, Morona D, Kweka EJ Parasites & Vectors, 2017 BACKGROUND: Mosquitoes are well-known vectors of many diseases including malaria and lymphatic filariasis. Uses of synthetic insecticides are associated with high toxicity, resistance, environmental pollution and limited alternative, effective synthetic insecticides. This study was undertaken to evaluate the larvicidal efficacy of… Read more »

Repeated systemic administration of the cinnamon essential oil possesses anti-anxiety and anti-depressant activities in mice

Sohrabi R, Pazgoohan N, Seresht HR, Amin B Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Science, 2017 OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate the putative antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects of the cinnamon essential oil when administered acute (for 3 doses) and sub-acute (for 14 days) to mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In an acute experimental study, forced swim test… Read more »

Synergistic interaction of ten essential oils against Haemonchus contortus in vitro

Katiki LM, Barbieri AME, Araujo RC, Veríssimo CJ, Louvandini H, Ferreira JFS Veterinary Parasitology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Anthelmintic resistance in sheep gastrointestinal nematodes is a worldwide problem. Multi-drug resistant haemonchosis is the most serious impediment for small ruminant systems, and there are no new drug candidates currently under development. Molecules from natural sources have demonstrated anthelmintic… Read more »

Cinnamicaldehyde regulates the expression of tight junction proteins and amino acid transporters in intestinal porcine epithelial cells

Sun K, Lei Y, Wang R, Wu Z, Wu G Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, 2017 BACKGROUND: Cinnamicaldehyde (CA) is a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil possessing various bioactivities. Tight junction (TJ) proteins are vital for the maintenance of intestinal epithelial barrier function, transport, absorption and utilization of dietary amino acids and other nutrients. In… Read more »

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 »