This slender evergreen tree is native to China and Burma. It grows to 65 feet in height, espousing thick, leathery leaves and small delicate white flowers. Cassia bark is widely used to flavor curries. Cassia is also used in baked foods, candies and soft drinks somewhat in the same manner as natural Cinnamon. It is commonly known as, Chinese Cinnamon, ‘false cinnamon’ or cassia lignea. Cassia oil is extracted from Cinnamomum cassia (also known as Caromaticum and Laurus cassia).
Cassia essential oil is favored for:
- Calming – This oil may be useful in promoting a sense of calm, relaxation and well-being.
- Nausea – Cassia essential oil is often used for mitigating nausea.
- Analgesic – The analgesic properties of this oil may assist in reducing pain or discomfort such as muscle aches and strains.
- Antiseptic – This oil may be useful in treating a variety of minor wounds, cuts and abrasions, protecting from bacterial infection.