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Cinnamon: Folklore, Household & Magickal Properties

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Written by: Tina Caro

Influenced by the Sun and the Fire element, in the field of magic and esotericism, cinnamon plays a vital role, helping in the areas of healing, protection, love, success, power and sexual desire, among others.


Cinnamon has a rich history steeped in folklore and magick, with its roots tracing back to ancient civilizations, including Egypt and China.

Its magickal properties span a wide range, from protection and love enhancement to boosting economic prosperity and spiritual growth.

In the realm of household use, cinnamon offers natural insect repellent capabilities and can help preserve food due to its antimicrobial properties.

When it comes to healing attributes, cinnamon has been used to alleviate various ailments, such as digestive issues and inflammation, thanks to its medicinal properties.

Let’s talk about Cinnamon’s Magical Properties

In the world of magic, cinnamon has extensive powers. Cinnamon was one of the most widely used spices in ​​medicine, esotericism, and white magic for hundreds of years.

Cinnamon is used as incense, to cause high spiritual vibrations, to promote the healing of the respiratory tract, to obtain money, to stimulate psychic powers, and to produce protective vibrations.

Its incredible properties position it as one of the most demanded condiments in the world and allow it to help thousands of people, in different aspects of life.

Magickal PropertyDescription
ProtectionCinnamon is believed to ward off negative energies, provide spiritual protection, and guard the home.
ProsperityIts association with abundance and wealth makes cinnamon a popular ingredient in money and success spells.
LoveCinnamon is considered an aphrodisiac and can be used to attract love, enhance passion, and strengthen relationships.
SpiritualityIt is believed to enhance psychic abilities, aid in meditation and divination, and deepen spiritual connections.
Energy BoosterCinnamon’s warm and stimulating properties can be used to increase energy levels and motivation.
Table 1: Magickal Properties of Cinnamon

We can use this spice for healing, protection, love, spirituality, success, power, psychic powers, and sexual desire.

In the first place, it is necessary to highlight that this spice enhances the energy of other potions, oils, incense or infusions or any preparation that has a magical objective.

Among its many magical properties, we find:


It can be used as incense to create high spiritual vibrations and help attract positive things such as healing and money, stimulate psychic abilities, and protect us from evil.

If some cinnamon water is sprinkled around the home, it can help purify it and protect it from negative energies.

When watering plants around the house, add a little bit of cinnamon in the water. This will help them be purified of ​​negative energies.

You can also add a cinnamon stick hanging behind the main entrance door to keep evil and ill energies away from your home.


Love and Passion

Cinnamon is the basis of powerful aphrodisiacs to attract the opposite sex and spread sexual vibrations if mixed with other essences or fruits.

If you want to increase the intimacy and passion in your relationship, you can prepare a bath with cinnamon.

Besides cinnamon, you need to add a mixture of sugar and honey. Then take a bath with a person you love.

Economic Prosperity

You must keep a cinnamon stick or clove in your wallet to attract financial prosperity. It will have the same effect if it is placed in the cash register of a business.


By adding cinnamon oil or water to the bathroom and submerging for at least half an hour, relaxes the muscles, calms the mood and induces positive dreams. This is ideal to combine with meditation practice and promote creative thinking, key in the law of attraction.

Increase the Magickal Energy

One of the foremost magical characteristics of cinnamon is to enhance other potions, oils, infusions or incense since cinnamon has the property of increasing the energies of any magickal preparation.

Cinnamon Correspondences in Magick

Planetary AssociationSun, Moon
Zodiac SignAries, Leo, Cancer
DeityAphrodite, Venus, Mars, Hestia, Mercury
Magical PropertiesProtection, prosperity, love, spirituality, purification, energy, healing, courage, manifestation

A Simple Cinnamon Ritual

Among the ancient Jews, cinnamon was one of the components of sacred ointments.

Among the ancient Romans, wreaths of cinnamon leaves were woven to decorate the temples.

The Egyptians used its oil during the mummification process.

Here’s How To Activate Cinnamon For Magical Activities

Cinnamon burned like incense, exudes powerful spiritual vibrations.

It is curative, attracts money, stimulates psychic powers, and produces protective vibrations.

It is used in incense for healing, clairvoyance, high spiritual vibrations. It is also considered an excellent masculine aphrodisiac.

Invocation Incense

Burn it while honoring the Goddess and God.

What is Cinamon?

Cinnamon is mostly used as a great addition to boost your health and your taste in both salty and sweet recipes.

It is a plant originating from Sri Lanka (ancient Ceylon, from which the name cinnamon comes).

It is an evergreen plant from which the homonymous spice is obtained.

Cinnamon Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, also called Cinnamomum Verum is a small evergreen tree about 10–15 m (32 – 50 ft) tall, from the Lauraceae family.

  • The leaves are oval and elongated and can reach 18 cm (7 in) in length and 5 cm (2in) in width.
  • The flowers, white, are gathered in inflorescences.
  • The fruit is a drupe that contains a seed free of albumen.

Cinnamon has a rich history.

First, it was mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Exodus. The ancient Egyptians used it for embalming.

It was also mentioned in the Greek and Latin world.

It was imported to the West with caravans during the Middle Ages. It led the Dutch to establish a connection with Sri Lanka in the first half of the 1600s, which helped them become Europe’s leading importers.

Final Thoughts

Cinnamon is easy to find, easy to use, and, for sure, will be a great ally to work on your life in a magical way.

Dawn’s Thoughts on Cinnamon Tree

The cinnamon tree is an Asian evergreen member of the laurel family. It has brown, papery bark and leathery leaves. Yellow flowers appear in the summer followed by purple berries. The best cinnamon is grown in Sri Lanka.

Ceylon CinnamonAlso known as “true cinnamon,” it has a delicate and sweet flavor, with thin and fragile cinnamon quills.
Cassia CinnamonThe most common variety, it has a strong and spicy flavor, with thicker and more robust cinnamon sticks.
Saigon CinnamonKnown for its bold and intense flavor, it has a higher concentration of essential oils and a warm aroma.
Korintje CinnamonOften used in baking and cooking, it has a slightly sweet and woody flavor, with medium-sized cinnamon quills.
Table 3: Cinnamon Varieties and Descriptions


Cinnamon is a tropical tree that is not suited to propagation in most parts of North America and nor does it enjoy being grown in a pot. Best to buy it.

History and Folklore

Cinnamon is a much-beloved spice with a long and rich history. It was mentioned in Chinese books on healing more than four thousand years ago. It was also used in Egypt and Europe. In Egypt, it was part of a mix of herbs and spices that were used to fill body cavities during mummification. It was such a hit in Europe that it was one of the sparks of the age of exploration.

Harvesting & Storage

Cinnamon sticks, popularly used for flavoring cider or ground and mixed with sugar for a variety of uses, are formed from the bark. The leaves and buds also contain volatile oils and fragrance; oil can be extracted from any of these. The oil obtained from the leaf is not as strong nor likely to cause skin irritation.

Household Use

Add cinnamon to potpourri. Ground cinnamon sprinkled in cabinets will discourage bugs from entering.

Cinnamon sticks may be used to decorate crafts and gift wrap for Yule.

Cinnamon in Magick

Cinnamon is associated with the element of fire and the sun. It can be added to any spell to speed up the action.

Cinnamon is commonly used in incense. It smells good and fills the room with a warm, comfy feeling, especially on cold winter days. It can be burned to sanctify an area or object, to increase the spiritual “mood”, to aid in healing spells or in healing in general (this is appropriate for burning right in the sick room) and also to enhance the male libido.

The oil may be used to anoint objects during blessing and protection rituals. (Be sure to dilute this heavily with a carrier if it’s going to touch your skin!)

Cinnamon and cinnamon oil can be used in love spells and to make charms to draw love, happiness, and money. Those cinnamon scented brooms you can buy at gift shops can be charged to bring these things to your household and hung up somewhere near the door.

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

Other herbs that enhance cinnamon’s money-drawing properties are cloves, cardamomnutmeg, and ginger.

Healing Attributes

Cinnamon is great for upset stomachs, including car sickness and morning sickness, and digestive problems, including gas, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, pregnant women should not ingest large amounts of cinnamon as it can endanger the pregnancy. I find cinnamon gum or to be very effective for morning sickness without the dangers of actually ingesting cinnamon tea.

People with ulcers should also avoid ingesting cinnamon as it can irritate them. Again, chewing cinnamon gum occasionally is a reasonable alternative and effective against mild stomach upsets like that associated with motion sickness. Don’t overdo it though, as over-chewing of cinnamon gum can deaden the nerves of the mouth and cause inflammation.

It is called for in teas and other healing beverages when a warming effect is desired. It is also useful in combination as it stimulates the action of other herbs. A cup of cinnamon tea after dinner is said to stimulate digestion and help regulate blood sugar.

Cinnamon should not be applied topically as it is considered a dermal toxin and extremely irritating to mucous membranes. Cinnamon oil, however, (not essential oil) can be applied to a toothache to deaden the pain, much like clove oil, but it is not as effective as clove oil.

Culinary Use

Cinnamon is a common spice in the kitchen often used in combination with sugar. It is especially tasty with apples, and orange squashes, such as pumpkin and acorn squash. It is an important mulling spice, great in cider and wine.

For an exotic flavor, try coating your chicken with cinnamon (no sugar) and browning it before adding stewed tomatoes and chopped peppers, heat and serve over rice. It’s an important spice for savory dishes in India, Morocco and Greece. Also, add cinnamon and cayenne to your hot cocoa for a Mexican flair.

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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