Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 03-30-2024, 05:33 PM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 14,877
Cinnamon Leaf Oil Male
Default Cinnamon Leaf Oil

A long time ago, I became fascinated with cinnamon as a bactericide/fungicide, due to the contained cinnamaldehyde. The powder is great if carefully dabbed on a fresh wound, as it is a tremendous desiccant as well, so "seals off" the cut and protects it from infection. Warning: DO NOT use on roots, as the desiccation will kill them. That led to me concocting both alcohol and water extracts, that can be used as sprays.

Later, I discovered cinnamon leaf oil, which contains the much more powerful bactericide and fungicide, the alcohol eugenol. (I know it's more powerful as I used it to eradicate a toenail fungus in about 2-3 weeks, while even prescription treatments take a year...)

I have made two extracts with that, one with alcohol (~1/4 tsp/quart of rubbing alcohol), and another with liquid lanolin when you need a mostly waterproof compound to dab.

Anyway, I finally ran out of the 2 ounce bottle I originally purchased, so have just bought a few more and am offering them for sale at my cost with shipping included.
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
FIRSTRAYS.COM
Try Kelpak - you won't be sorry!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-31-2024, 01:46 AM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 18,058
Cinnamon Leaf Oil Male
Default

Eugenol is also known as clove oil. In addition to antifungal properties, it is a local anesthetic. In years past clove oil was applied to abscessed teeth to provide temporary pain relief. You will see bottles of eugenol or clove oil in antique medical or dental bags. You can still buy it in US pharmacies.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-31-2024, 06:30 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 14,877
Cinnamon Leaf Oil Male
Default

Clove oil contains eugenol, but that is not 100% of its contents.
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
FIRSTRAYS.COM
Try Kelpak - you won't be sorry!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-02-2024, 08:55 PM
MateoinLosAngeles MateoinLosAngeles is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2022
Member of:AOS, OSSC
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 431
Default

I remember seeing Cinnamon Leaf Oil (or maybe it was Cinnamon Oil?) on a plant website. I think Arbico Organics, and I had the same thought as you to purchase it to substitute the ground cinnamon in my spray. Then I saw they were selling it as a thrip bait because apparently bugs are attracted to it. Is that true?
__________________
Add me on Instagram and let's chat orchids!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-02-2024, 11:26 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,869
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Default

I grow a cinnamon tree and every sucking insect is very attracted to it. The oil is likely more concentrated, though, so that probably makes a difference.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-17-2024, 08:41 AM
Marzenna Marzenna is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 10
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray View Post
A long time ago, I became fascinated with cinnamon as a bactericide/fungicide.
I also use cinnamon powder, in case I need to cut even a portion of a plant leaf, but it never occurred to me to use cinnamon leaf oil. Did I understand correctly that it can be used for spraying in case of problems? And if so, how to prepare such a solution? By the way, if I notice any signs of initial fungal infection, I sometimes use a 7% propolis solution. It usually deals with the problem wonderfully. However, I do not spray the plant, but only wipe the infected areas with a cotton swab with a bit of the applied solution.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-17-2024, 08:46 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 14,877
Cinnamon Leaf Oil Male
Default

Spraying with cinnamon leaf oil is best a dilution in rubbing alcohol @ 1 - 1.5 ml/L
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
FIRSTRAYS.COM
Try Kelpak - you won't be sorry!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-17-2024, 09:33 AM
Marzenna Marzenna is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 10
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray View Post
Spraying with cinnamon leaf oil is best a dilution in rubbing alcohol @ 1 - 1.5 ml/L
Thank you very much
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
alcohol, cinnamon, extracts, oil, powerful


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cattalya leaf turning yellow from leaf tip to base Mercurianmad Beginner Discussion 7 09-01-2020 08:57 PM
A question about Phalaenopsis leaf growth JerBear Beginner Discussion 3 04-22-2020 07:38 PM
new leaf inside another growing leaf. early Beginner Discussion 5 03-14-2020 01:23 AM
Disfigured light colored new leaf on phal JeffreyR Beginner Discussion 5 09-29-2019 08:49 AM
Brown/tan band on Paphiopedilum callosum's developing leaf Kostas Pests & Diseases 5 03-07-2012 03:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.