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Cassia Oil Health Benefits

Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon is an evergreen tree originating in southern China, and widely cultivated there and elsewhere in southern and eastern Asia. It is one of several species of Cinnamomum that are used primarily for their aromatic bark, which is used as a spice. Cassia is sometimes added to Ceylon cinnamon, but is a much thicker, coarser product.

 

Cassia is sold as pieces of bark or as neat quills or sticks.

 

The therapeutic properties of Cassia oil are carminative, anti-diarrhoea, anti-microbial and anti-emetic. Although cassia oil is a dermal irritant, it can be of benefit for arthritis and rheumatism if included in a formula at a very low inclusion rate.

 

This oil can be used to treat nausea and to stop vomiting. It induces a refreshing feeling and drives away those feelings which bring on nausea and vomiting.

 

Being an antimicrobial and antiviral agent, Cassia essential oil fights the infections causing fever and thus helps lower body temperature. The circulatory property of this oil also helps boost the immune system of the body.

 

The warming effect of this oil gives relief from the fever as well. The oils should never be self-administered, but always used by a reputable practitioner.

 

They can be toxic for many people, and they always have to be well diluted in base oil and used in combination with other essential oils. If used pure in a bath or on the skin, they could cause terrible blisters and burns.

 

Cassia cinnamon extracts had significant anti-diabetic effects in both animal trials and in human trials using people with type 2 diabetes.

 

Not only were serum glucose levels reduced for people given cassia, but their total cholesterol, trigycerdies, and LDL cholesterol levels also decreased. It blends well with black pepper, coriander, frankincense, ginger, geranium, rosemary, and some citrus oils.

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