Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Spotlight on Cassia

Spotlight on Cassia
Cinnamomum cassia

A close relative to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma. It’s one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its unmistakable and calming fragrance . Cassia is a “warming” oil which makes it a great oil to diffuse during cold weather.


  •  Promotes a sense of well-being
  • Support's healthy immune function* 
  • Warming, uplifting aroma

Potential Health Benefits* of Cassia (source)

Antidepressant: The aromatic effect of this essential oil fights depression, uplifts mood and induces warm feelings in the body and mind.

Anti-emetic: This oil can be used to treat nausea and to reduce vomiting. It induces a refreshing feeling and drives away those feelings which bring on nausea and vomiting.

Anti-galactogogue: This oil can reduce the secretion of milk and is therefore not recommended for lactating mothers.

Anti-Rheumatic and Anti-Arthritic: Being a circulatory and a stimulant substance, Cassia essential oil improves the circulation of the blood and brings warmth to the joints and other parts of the body affected by rheumatism and arthritis, thus giving relief from these uncomfortable conditions.

Antimicrobial: The essential oil of Cassia inhibits microbial growth and protects from microbial infections. This property is useful for treating microbial infections in the urethra, colon, kidneys, urinary tracts and other parts of the body including diarrhea.

Astringent: This property of the essential oil of Cassia does a lot of good. It strengthens gums and hair roots, tightens muscles and lifts the skin. It also helps reduce hemorrhaging by contracting blood vessels.

Circulatory: Cassia essential oil improves the circulation of blood and thereby facilitates proper distribution of nutrients and oxygen to all the body parts. This property is also beneficial in fighting rheumatism and arthritis. It can also help relax menstrual cramps and open obstructed menstruation paths. This also gives relief from symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and drowsiness that are commonly associated with menses.

Antiviral: This oil is also effective in countering viral infections and gives sound protection from cough & cold, influenza and other viral diseases. Being an antimicrobial and antiviral agent, Cassia essential oil helps support the body to fight 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.

Stimulant: It aids in stimulating bodily functions, the metabolism, secretions, discharges, circulation and also the nervous system and the brain, thereby helping to be more active and alert.

Other Benefits: It can be used to help treat uterine hemorrhaging and other internal and external hemorrhaging due to its astringent properties. For those who suffer with the loss of libido and sexual disorders such as frigidity and impotency it can aid in supporting an increase desire as well as aids in healing digestive disorders, flatulence, colic, stomach disorders, headaches and general body pain.

Uses of Cassia

Blending: The essential oils of black pepper, chamomile,  frankincense, ginger, geranium, rosemary and some citrus oils blend well with the essential oil of Cassia.

Falling for Me Aromatic Blend 

  •  1 drop each of doTERRA® Cassia and Clove essential oils
  •  1-3 drops of doTERRA® Wild Orange
This is lovely either in your diffuser or in an aromatherapy necklaces this time of year ~ if you do not have an aromatherapy necklace they are totally a must have for your Christmas wishlist from Santa. I have sensitive skin so wearing anything directly on my skin is a challenge but this offers an option to 'smell nice' without having it be direct contact plus I get the aroma benefits of wearing the blends! 

Another Favorite combo

Recent research suggests that Cinnamomum cassia oil has potential to be used as a natural antibacterial agent in food industry ... so makes a great addition to homemade cleaning sprays in the kitchen!

Caution:  Cassia can produce irritation and sensitization on the skin and in the mucus membrane for some individuals, so it should be kept out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, lactating, or under the care of a physician you should consult them before using Cassia in your essential oil therapy.

Have an amazing day!

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