Called by many different names, Ocotea quixos has a beautiful complex cinnamon-like aroma that will awaken and capture your senses.
This evergreen tree in the Lauraceae family is native to Ecuador and Colombia. Depending where you live and nationality, the tree, flower, bark and oil are referred to as Ocotea quixos, quixos, Ocotea, Ishpingu, Ishpingo. The name Ishpingu refers to the flower. The cinnamon like spice is also called Ishpinku. The oil has anti-imflamitory properties. The bark is similar to cinnamon and is used as a flavoring.
I use this essential oil in a blend to aid in lowering blood sugar. It's also used in my lowering blood pressure blends. The smell is a gentle cinnamon and makes me feel satisfied and quells any hungry feelings. It's nice to diffuse with other oils in a blend. I have read that using it has helped some with headaches. The next time I have a headache, I will try it to see. Very useful oil because it even helps fight against fungal infections and such so it's easy to add to vodka and use on my feet before wearing shoes. Well worth the money and I would buy it again.
Very interesting essential oil with smell of cinnabon with zero kkal. Good thing for your limic system!