Cinnamon

Common names: Cassia bark

Essential components: Eugenol, Cinnamaldehyde

Properties: Antiviral, Analgesic, Anti Inflammatory

Summary: Eugenol is the key molecule in cinnamon and it can serve as an effective pain reliever. This molecule has also been found to inhibit viral activity and decrease swelling.

Uses: Essential Oil, Herbal Tea, Supplement, Spice

Precautions: Cinnamon is a coagulant (helps blood clot) which means that if you are prone to blood clotting cinnamon might increase that risk.