Cinnamon bark is the fragrant bark derived from various species of cinnamon trees, with Cinnamomum verum (or "true cinnamon") being one of the most well-known. Originally native to Sri Lanka, the use of cinnamon dates back thousands of years, with records showing its significance in ancient Egyptian embalming processes, as a fragrance in Hebrew anointing oils, and as a valuable trade commodity among various ancient civilizations. Historically celebrated for its aromatic properties, cinnamon was often associated with protection, prosperity, and health in many cultures. From a holistic perspective, cinnamon is believed to warm the body and stimulate digestion, making it a key ingredient in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. One of its primary active components, cinnamaldehyde, has been studied for various health benefits. These include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, potential improvements in cardiovascular health, and aiding in blood sugar regulation. When it comes to skin health, cinnamon bark is recognized for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can aid in treating acne and skin infections. Moreover, some proponents believe it can promote blood flow to the skin, leading to a plumper, more radiant complexion.