A Journey From The East
The spice Cinnamon is known for it’s unique aroma, and taste, when added to foods-commonly to deserts and breakfast meals such as porridge. The spice is made from the wet bark of cinnamon trees, and production of Cinnamon has its roots in Sri Lanka, China and India.
Those who brought it to the West held that the oil came from the depths of a phoenix’s lair, but in fact the essential oil is derived by subjecting the cinnamon tree bark to rough physical forces, and also involves mixing highly-saline water and further distilling it into that familiar amber-yellow liquid.
Cinnamon is well-known for its health benefits, both in the dietary intake form and as an aromatherapy oil. In fragrance form, the oil is known to relax tired and over-worked muscles, to reduce the severity and frequence of headaches, and to concentrate the mind, making it an ideal curl-up-with fragrance for easing the strain of a long day.
The aphrodisic effects of Cinnamon are suggested by it’s reputation as a hot, spicy fragrance with seductive properties. Indeed, Cinnamon’s mystical status has meant that the spice is enshrined in somewhat surprising ways in popular culture. The novel Dune’s ‘spice’, produced from an extract found in the sandy deserts, draws upon the seductive allure of cinnamon spice, as well as its highly aromatic nature to suggest a foreign land of secretive and hidden power.
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