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- Odor Neutralizer
Pure cinnamon leaf oil works an effective odor neutralizer that is because it kills bacteria which creates the offensive odors. It does not just cover up odors. Put 2-5 drops of cinnamon leaf oil into water in a diffuser and quickly all odors are neutralized.
Alternatively spray watered down cinnamon leaf oil on toilets, floors and kitchen counter tops, garbage cans and the interior of vehicles to rapidly remove foul odors. Wiping down improves the coverage. This is better than chemical sprays. As I side effect the smell will improve your mood. It banishes the blues.
- Alertness, Memory & Cognitive Development
There is a study by Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Director of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV which suggests that cinnamon may keep you alert and decrease your frustration when you are driving.
One German study claims that taking Cinnamon improved their response times and memory recall.
With an ORAC (the scale for ranking antioxidant value) value of 267536 μmol TE/100g (USDA 2007) cinnamon is in the top seven antioxidants that is known. The suggestion has been made that antioxidants reduce the creation of free radicals that cause cancer.
An Indian study found potential antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of cinnamon oils and oleoresins found in the leaf and bark. Remember that all antioxidants are good for your whole body, repairing damage to almost all parts of your body.