Cassia Essential Oil Profile
Botanical: Cinnamomum cassia | Origin: China | Method: Steam Distilled
Cassia oil is a yellow to golden brown liquid of medium consistency, with a sweet-spicy, woodsy aroma that resembles cinnamon oil. Cassia blends well with oils of balsam, black pepper, caraway seed, chamomile, coriander, frankincense, ginger, geranium, nutmeg, and rosemary.
These are naturally occurring in the essential oil.
- cinnamic aldehyde
- cinnamyl acetate
- methyl eugenol
Anti-depressant, anti-diarrheal, anti-emetic, anti-microbial, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, febrifuge, spasmolytic.
Cassia oil is considered a potential dermal toxin, dermal sensitizer, and dermal and mucous membrane irritant due to the eugenol content. It is generally recommended that cassia oil not be used topically except in extreme dilution. Avoid cassia oil in pregnancy.
Primary Therapy Agent:
Indigestion, gas, flatulence, diarrhea, colic, nausea.
Secondary Therapy Agent:
Rheumatism, arthritis, cold and flu, fevers, chills, poor circulation, mental lethargy.
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