What Are the Effects of Cinnamaldehyde?

Jul. 09, 2022

Aromatic aldehydes are the most representative members of the aromatic chemical group and are recognizable by their strong smell and, in some cases, their sweet aroma. However, aromatic compounds are characterized by their "aromatic rings", their stable, bulky molecular structure, their irritation to the skin, and the fact that they are not easily metabolized by the liver, so they need to be diluted and cannot be used for long periods of time.

Aromatic aldehydes have powerful antiseptic properties, of which cinnamaldehyde is the most potent, with good antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties.

With an initial understanding of the basic effects of cinnamaldehyde, it is easy to understand the properties of the corresponding essential oils. The representative essential oils containing cinnamaldehyde are Ceylon cinnamon and Chinese cinnamon, the former containing approximately (45%-60%) cinnamaldehyde and the latter with the highest content of cinnamaldehyde at (75%-90%). The difference between the two types of cinnamon can be seen in the proportion of ingredients. 

Chinese cinnamon is typically a single-molecule essential oil and is therefore straightforward and powerful, whereas Ceylon cinnamon contains cinnamyl acetate and some phenolic derivatives in addition to cinnamaldehyde, with a multiplicity of effects and more delicate energy, suitable for dealing with a hundred and one physical and mental symptoms.


Cinnamaldehyde's outstanding therapeutic properties are in fact mainly in the form of a powerful anti-inflammatory and blood sugar control. Ceylon cinnamon and Chinese cinnamon are often used in gastrointestinal colds. In addition to their powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties, they are both excellent inhibitors of prostaglandins, thus reducing inflammatory reactions. At the same time, cinnamaldehyde promotes immunity, activates T-cells, and increases the body's white blood cells and immunoglobulins to fight inflammation. 

As a hot spice, cinnamon is also well suited to the regulation of the digestive system, dispelling wind, chills, and flatulence, and is, therefore, best used in combination with German chamomile, red oranges, nutmeg, and green flowers (in severe cases, Chinese cinnamon can be used instead of Ceylon cinnamon) in cases of gastrointestinal infections and complications of colds (e.g. vomiting, diarrhea and chills).


In addition, cinnamaldehyde is an important chemical in the treatment of acquired diabetes, controlling blood sugar as well as increasing the responsiveness of the receptors to insulin. In terms of mental energy, cinnamaldehyde activates the submarine chakra, nourishing our most primal sense of security from chronic fears that create a clutching desire for control, such as the desire for food, the desire to dominate relationships, and a tense mind and body, all of which are factors that contribute to acquired diabetes.

Its nourishing energy of the body sustains our vitality. Cinnamon is a member of the camphor family, and its bright, direct and welcoming personality echoes its powerful antibacterial properties, as do the bay and rowantha leaves of the camphor family. Physical and mental upliftment also promotes icebreakers in relationships.

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