Cinnamon Meaning, Healing, and Magical Uses


Welcome to the Masters’ Grimoire of Magical Herbs page for Cinnamon. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this herb including Cinnamon's magical uses, Cinnamon physical healing, and emotional healing properties, plus its use in meditation, Cinnamon lore and legends, and much more!

Introduction to Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a spice that is taken from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum.It is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavoring addition to a wide variety of cuisines. It is used in sweet and savory dishes, many being breakfast cereals, snack foods, tea, and other traditional foods. Thescent and flavor of cinnamon is derived from the essential oil and its main component cinnamaldehyde as well as other components that include eugenol.


Cinnamon is the name for several species of trees and commercial products produced from them. All members of the genus Cinnamomum are in the family Laruraceae. Only few Cinnamomum species are grown commercially for use as spice. Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon” but most cinnamon is derived from the related species Cinnamomum cassia, also referred to as cassia.

The English word “cinnamon” is derived from the Ancient Greek word kinnámōmon and has been in the English use since the 15th century. The name “cassia” was first recorded late Old English from the Latin Hebrew words that mean “to strip off bark.” Early Modern English also used names canel and canella similar to current name of cinnamon in various European languages.

Cinnamon's Secret Number is 153.


Notes from the Masters

Cinnamon is a wonderful herb for purification and protection. I often place a stick in my tarot card box to help release residual energies from a previous reading or, sometimes, add a stick or two it to a cleansing wand to aid in purifying and protecting my altar and areas around my home.
~ Master Nicole


Cinnamon Magical Uses and Purposes

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Cinnamon corresponds to the iChing hexagram 25. This is the hexagram for “Living with Purpose.” This hexagram encourages discipline, focus, and intention. It urges us to make thoughtful choices with noble goals in mind. It promotes meditation to practice mindfulness as well as living in a state of grace and innocence. This hexagram also cautions us to avoid acting in defiance of nature and the universe. It advisesus to avoid being selfish or driven by material desires.

For magical purposes, when burned, cinnamon can stimulate clairvoyance, raise spiritual vibrations, and bring focus to divination practices. It can also be used to help with the purpose of astral projection. It can be used in cleaning rituals as it has many highly effecting cleansing properties. It can be used to purify a space or rubbed on ritual tools to cleanse them. Adding cinnamon to love charms will give them a boost to their effectiveness.

Historically, cinnamon has been used ancient times. It has been imported as early as 2000 BC from Egypt and also that of the Cinnamomum cassia species from China.

Cinnamon was highly prized amongst ancient nations and was regarded was a gift fit for royalty. It was often given as gifts to temples for the worship of deities.

Cinnamon is associated with the element of fire and the sun. It can be added to any spell to speed its action. Cinnamon incense is often burned to sanctify an area or object and to increase the spiritual mood to aid in healing spells.

Cinnamon oil is used to anoint objects during blessing and protection rituals. (Be sure to dilute this heavily with a carrier agent if it will be touching the skin!) The oil of cinnamon is commonly used in love spells and to make charms to draw love, happiness, and money. Cinnamon scented brooms can be charged to bring these things to your household by hanging it somewhere near to your door.

If you are in need of some quick cash, make a bowl of out of cinnamon clay, write out the amount of money you need on a piece of paper and place it in the bowl. Place few coins also in the bowl as offerings of good faith. When you get the money, bury the paper and the coins in your yard and then your bowl will be ready for your next money request.

Notes from the Masters

Cinnamon can be used to attracting wealth and manifesting abundance. It's a little strange, but stick a Cinnamon stick inside your wallet as an easy and effective money ritual. Keeping herbs near you like you would crystals helps you focus on the goal, amplify the energy, and creates an atmosphere that welcomes good fortune.
~ Master Jess

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Healing with Cinnamon

Cinnamon Physical Health Benefits

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Cinnamon is full of many protective antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. Researchers have identified at least 41 different protective compounds within cinnamon to date.

The antioxidants in cinnamon can help relieve inflammation and could help lower the risk of heart disease,cancer, cognitive decline, and much more. Studies show that one of the top health benefits of cinnamon isthe ability to improve heart health. It has been shown that cinnamon reduces several of the most common risk factors for heart disease. This includes high cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure, keeping your heart healthy and strong.

Cinnamon can also lower blood sugar levels and improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which helps transport sugar from the bloodstream to the the tissues to keep blood sugar levels balanced. Because fo the richness of antioxidants in cinnamon, research shows that it may boost brain function and can help defend against neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

It can also b helpful to protect against DNA damage, cell mutation and cancerous tumor growth. It has been revealed through studies that a compound called cinammaldeyde can inhibit tumor growth and protect DNAwhile also killing off cancer cells.

Cinnamon contains natural antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antifungal, and antiviral properties. Its essential oilscontain powerful immune-boosting compounds. It can also improve oral hygiene by protecting against certain strains of bacteria that cause bad breath, tooth decay, cavities, and mouth infections. The anti fungalproperties can also be affective in treating and preventing candida overgrowth in the digestive tract.

The potential benefits of cinnamon for the skin are based in antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. This can help protect skin from irritation, rashes, allergic reactions, and infection. It can also help fight common allergy symptoms because of its inflammation reducing qualities acting as an antihistamine.

Spiritual Healing with Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is spiritually comforting. The scent of cinnamon provides a feeling of comfort and well being, especially on cold winter nights. It increases the spiritual mood when burned in incense when sanctifying and performing rituals. It’s scents is also is said to enhance the male libido.


This spice has been used in spiritual rituals for thousands of years. It was included in a mix of herbs used to fill body cavities in Egypt in the act of mummification. It is considered sacred and a key element in transporting the soul to the underworld.

Throughout history, cinnamon has been highly regarded as an herb that raises spiritual awareness due to is high vibration. Cinnamon is commonly associated with the moon which makes it useful for protecting and reaching higher levels of consciousness. It can be carried for good luck and spiritual protection. It can also be consumed to raise awareness and intuition as well as for manifesting desires.

Emotional Healing with Cinnamon

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Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0 US , via Wikimedia Commons

Cinnamon is a positive herb that is a symbol of fertility, love, spirituality, protection, health, and good luck formany centuries. The connection between cinnamon and love is thought to come from the mention of this sweet smelling holy herb in the Song of Solomon. It was said to be used to adorn a lover’s bed.

Cinnamon is an herb of the heart, not only for physical healing, but for emotional healing. It ignites thefeeling of love and brings action to emotion when used for rituals and consumed.


Cinnamon for Chakra Healing

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Cinnamon is associated with the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra is the first Chakra and is also sometimes known a the Base Chakra. It is the red chakra, or Muladhara. It is located at the base of the spine andcontrols the kinesthetic energy and spiritual energyof the body. When it is blocked or out of balance, Root Chakra healing may be in order.

When the Root Chakra is physically out of balance the symptoms will manifest themselves as leathery, feeling down, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation. You may experience lower back pain, suffer from leg pain, or have immune system issues.



Notes from the Masters

Cinnamon is a wonderful herb for purification and protection. I often place a stick in my tarot card box to help release residual energies from a previous reading or, sometimes, add a stick or two it to a cleansing wand to aid in purifying and protecting my altar and areas around my home.
~ Master Nicole


Color Energy of Cinnamon

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An herbs color energy comes from its "art"  which in most cases is the plants flower.   Cinnamon is associated with White Color Energy and occasionally Brown. The white energy is from the flowers and the brown from the seed buds.


White is the color of the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures, and, as such, the color of the world of birth, and regeneration. It is the color of the full moon reflected on a snow-covered field. It is cold, but a sleeping cold that is inconspicuously reflecting great heat. White is the color of freedom and the color of hope.

White is often the color used for the spiritual world; one that is sensed but not seen. It offers illumination, innocence, purity, and unity. This color is one said to bring Moon energy and the ability to release you of burdensome inhibitions.

You might also find your Cinnamon has the Earth energy of the brown color ray.

When you want to regain your composure, relax in your life, reconnect with the natural world, or just find the time to be yourself a while, herbs of brown energy can be helpful.

Modern life seems to disconnect us from the earth; we get caught up in the hustle and bustle. We forget to be human, and we ignore our true nature.

Brown is also the color to use when it is necessary to get down from an excited state, or from being “up in the air,” undecided, or flighty.

When you need to settle down, regroup, and revitalize, use some cinnamon with its brown energy.


Angels Associated with Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is associated with the Angel Cochabiel. Cochabiel in the Jewish Kabalah, is the angel responsible for the planet Mercury. It is thought that this angel was one of the seven who attends the throne of God.


Cinnamon is also related to Angel Raziel.  Raziel is known as the Wisdom Angel; Tree of Life, and Heals Spiritual Blocks. It is also associated with the Angel Tabris, the Angel of Free Will. 

We highly suggest using Cinnamon in petitions to the Angel Tabris to find your path in life... the result of free will.  You have one life... use your free will to make the most of it.


Cinnamon and the Goddess

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Cinnamon is associated with the Goddess Branwen. Branwen is the welsh Goddess of love and beauty. She is a symbol of compassion, strength, and protection.



Cinnamon Birth Herb


Cinnamon is associated with the dates: March 15, July 12, July 19, August 4, and September 11

If you were born on one of these dates, you might find that you have a particular attraction to Cinnamon.  You may feel drawn to it. Those with the birth herb of Cinnamon will likely find it more powerful and intuitive to work with.


Cinnamon I Ching Hexagram


Cinnamon is associated with the 25th Hexagram of the I Ching. This hexagram is all about living with purpose. The keywords for this hexagram are: discipline, focus, intention, innocence, morality, integrity, purity, nobility, holiness, cleanness, mindfulness, balance, and flow.

This hexagram encourages aligning ourselves with the will of a higher power. To make choices with noble goals in mind. To practice mindfulness by meditating. It asks us to live in a state of grace and innocence as well as doing your very best by finding and maintaining inner peace.

It cautions us against acting in defiance of nature or a higher power. It also warns us against being guided by selfish or material interests by disregarding instincts and hunches. It also warns against neglecting spirituality.



Cinnamon Astrological Sign

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Cinnamon is associated with the following astrological signs: Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Aquarius.

Cinnamon, in Moon Astrology is associated with the 19th Mansion of the Moon, the Mansion of Fire and Water, the Mansion of Steam . Use the energy of Steam to power your activities towards your goals. Reach up, strive, use every muscle and idea you have.  Cinnamon brings this energy and is particularly effective in spells done while the Moon is in the Mansion of Steam each month.


Uses of Cinnamon in Feng Shui

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Cinnamon  brings us Wood Energy.  Wood element energy is the creative energy of motivation, personal growth, and renewal. Like the time of the new moon and the Winter solstice - wood energy is new beginnings, hope, and rebirth.

Cinnamon is also used in Feng Shui as an implement of protection. Tying serval cinnamon sticks together and hanging them above doors in your home will protect all that dwell inside from unwanted negative energies.The key element is to hang the cinnamon with clear intention for protection so that they serve as a constant reminder of its purpose.

Cinnamon Brooms can be infused with cinnamon and cinnamon oils. You can use the broom to sweep the back of the room to clear the space of negative energy. You can use the broom to sweep this energy right out your front door. For added protection, hang the broom on the outside of your front door to keep the negative energy from returning.



Uses of Cinnamon in Talismans and Amulets


Cinnamon is associated with the Mansion of Steam. When used at auspicious times, you can create a talisman an or amulet in regards to the following purposes: deal with apathy, authority, awkwardness, cure bad habits, cure bad temper, betrayal, decisiveness, dependability, envy, failure, fatigue, physical harm, intimidation, physical energy, repression, resignation, success in school, team spirit, teamwork, tension,vigor, weakness, lose weigh, and foster ambition.


Using Cinnamon in Divination

To amplify intuition in divination, put cinnamon in a tea with other divination friendly herbs such as mugwort, lavender, and mint. By drinking this tea it will increase your clairvoyance and insight. You can also sprinklecinnamon around a ritual space to clear negativity. You can also sprinkle this around the area used to read tarot cards.



Meditation with Cinnamon

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Using cinnamon in meditation can warm the heart and bring feelings of comfort and well-being. The scent ofcinnamon brings clarity and a connection to higher plane of the universe. Use cinnamon oil or burn cinnamon incense while meditating to provide protection and security to create a safe space.

The scent of cinnamon will allow your thoughts to become more intuitive while being safe in the knowledge that negative energies will not interfere or harm you.


Lore and Legends of Cinnamon

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In Egypt, cinnamon was used to embalm bodies to make mummies. It was also used in ancient Egypt for recipes for “kyphi” an aromatic used for burning. Kyphi also included cassia a close relative of cinnamon. The first Greek reference of Cinnamon is noted as “kasha” in the poem by Sapho in the 7th Century B.C. According to Herodotus, both cinnamon and cassia grew in Arabia together with the incense myrrh andlabdanum and they were guarded by winged serpents.

Heroditus, Aristotle, and other ancient authors named Arabia as the source of cinnamon and recounted that “giant birds” collected the cinnamon sticks from an unknown land where cinnamon trees grew and that they also used them to construct their nests.


Pliny the Elder claimed that a Roman pound or 327 grams of cinnamon could cost up to 1,500 denarii or the wage of fifty months labor. Diocletian’s Edict on Maximum Prices from 301 AD gave the price of 125 denarii for a pound of cassia. Cinnamon was an expensive commodity and was commonly used in Roman funeral pyres. The Emperor Nero is said to have burned a year’s worth of the city’s supply of cinnamon at the funeral of his wife Poppaea Sabina in 65 AD.

In the Middle Ages, Cinnamon remained a mystery to much of the Western World. Eurpeans learned that cinnamon came from the Red Sea to the trading ports of Egypt but where it came from was unclear. Sieur de Jonvill once accompanied King Louis IX of France to Egypt on the Seventh Crusade in 1248 to which he reported and believed what he had been told. He was informed that cinnamon was fished up in nets at the source of the Nile out at the edge of the world. Marco Polo notoriously avoided precision on this topic.



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by Theresa Peters

Theresa Peters is an (almost) life-long Alaskan. She is a writer and artist for the Crystal Inner Circle and has been studying crystals and their metaphysical and magical properties since she was a teen. Living in Alaska she has grown to appreciate the magical qualities of nature and the way the effect it has on all living things.

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