Cassia

CASSIA

cinnamomum cassia

Cassia was often used in anointing oils and was used in the holy anointing of Moses in the Bible (Exodus 30:23).  Cassia is from the same botanical family as cinnamon and has a similar aroma, warm, spicy and but a bit sweeter.   It has been used to boost the nervous system, brain, metabolism, and support the immune system.  It has been known to act as a natural anti-depressant and helps ease symptoms of stress and anxiety.  It discourages microbial growth protecting and treating microbial infections that can occur in the urinary tract, kidneys, colon and other areas of the body.  Cassia has been used to protect the body from colds, flu and other viral diseases. It helps ease menstrual systems such as a headache and cramps.   It can be used to ease digestive issues and improve circulation, helps with muscle aches.  There are studies showing cassia possibly can naturally improve diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels.

Blends well with black pepper, chamomile, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger,  lavender, lemon, orange and rosemary.

Uses:

Colds/Flu:  Diffuse.  Apply 2-3 drops with 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) to the chest.

Digestive issues:  Apply 3-4 drops with 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) to the abdomen.  Mix 1 drops cassia with 1 drop of lemon oil in a glass of water.

Emotional well-being:  Diffuse. Inhale directly from the bottle.  Apply 2-3 drops with 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and apply to the back of neck, wrists or soles of feet.   Add to body lotions.

Food cravings:  Mix 1 drop cassia with 1 drop of lemon oil in a glass of water.

Metabolism boost:  Apply 3-4 drops to the soles of your feet.  Apply 2-3 drops with 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and apply to your abdomen.

Muscle aches:  Mix 3 drops of each, Cassia and Black Pepper oils, with a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage into the area.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antibacterial
Antifungal
Anti-inflammatory
Antimicrobial
Antispasmodic
Antiviral
Astringent
Carminative
Immune booster
Sedative

Safety:

Test for skin sensitivity. Internally only use small doses (1-2 drops).  Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical.

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