Botanical Name (Cinnamomum Cassia)
Aroma: Warm, bold, spicy
Cassia is a small shrub that grows in regions of the upper Nile of North Africa and Arabia. The ancient Egyptian doctors used Cassia over 3500 years ago for their royal patients and the elite. It was also used by the Arabian physicians as far back 9th century A.D. After being introduced to Europe during the Crusades, its popularity as an herbal remedy exploded. While available as single product, Cassia is often combined with a variety of aromatic herbs.
The most popular use of cassia seed is for medicinal purposes. It most commonly treats problems with the liver, kidney, intestinal, and vision. For example, it can be used to treat constipation and remove heat from the liver. Cassia seed essential oil is popular to treat various skin disorders and other parasites, such as ringworm. Cassia essential oil is also well—known as an antidepressant. If you feel low because of emotional stress or mental strain, pour two drops of cassia oil in a mug of boiling water and inhale the vapors slowly. This will help feel cheerful, active, and alert; it will also elevate your mood and ease any kind of mental stress.
Cassia is used widely as a laxative. It contains bitter principles in the form of anthroquinones that work by stimulating the peristaltic action of the intestinal lining, either directly or by promoting the secretion of bile through the liver and gall bladder. Cassia Seed Essential Oil is a purgative and while it has remarkable effects, it should be used carefully. Usually 30 mg of sennosides per day is the recommended dose, for no longer than ten days.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant. Moderately toxic, use in small amounts, can cause skin irritation, can be a mucous membrane irritant.