Cassia Cinnamomum cassia
A close relative to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any dish. It’s one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its unmistakable fragrance and calming aromatic properties. Cassia is a ”warming” oil, adding a spicy flavour to food. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of main dishes and desserts.
- Delicious food additive.
- Warming, uplifting aroma.
- Warm, spicy, cinnamon
- Steam distillation of Bark
- Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate
Keep out of reach of children.. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
- Take one to two drops internally to promote the health of the circulatory, cardiovascular, and immune systems.*
- Combine one to two drops along with Lemon in a glass of water to aid digestion or ward off hunger cravings.*
- Combine one drop with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage for a warming sensation. Since Cassia is a hot oil, it should be well diluted when applied topically.
What Do You Use Cassia Essential Oil For?
Cassia essential oil has been used since antiquity to maintain physical health and vigor. Cassia helps promote a healthy immune function* and has a positive effect on moods. It is a great oil to diffuse during cold months due to its warming properties and sweet, spicy aroma. Cassia’s uplifting aroma encourages feelings of love and connection.
What Are the Benefits of Cassia?
Cassia’s primary constituent is Cinnamaldehyde, a monoterpene aldehyde. Cinnamaldehyde has been researched for its antioxidant benefits, its ability to support the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and circulatory systems, and for overall metabolic support.*
Cassia can be used as a flavoring in cooking as a replacement for cinnamon. When taken internally, Cassia is a helpful digestive aid and can be used to support healthy metabolism.* Experimental research suggests that Cassia essential oil may help support healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range.*
Are Cinnamon and Cassia the Same?
doTERRA Cassia is steam distilled from the inner bark and twigs of the fragrant evergreen Chinese Cinnamon tree. Although botanically distinct from so-called “true cinnamon,” Cassia is often confused with it. Since Sri Lankan Cinnamon is more costly, ground Cassia is the most popular variety of cinnamon spice in many parts of the world. It is used in traditional Chinese health solutions to support the digestive and circulatory systems.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.