$3.58 – $10.95
Aroma: Cinnamon-like, Spicy, Sweet
Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) has a pleasantly spicy, cinnamon-like aroma that blends well with other spices, and citrus oils, and can be used in place of cinnamon while cooking. This delicious, energizing, yet soothing oil is enjoyed for its aroma, but is also used for a variety of health benefits. Many use Cassia as an aid in digestion, to help boost the immune system during cold and flu season, and to help relieve the symptoms of arthritis.
- Digestion: Cassia can be use as a digestive aid when diffused, or a drop can be taken internally by adding to beverages, foods, or in capsules. See our Internal Use page for more information about how to use oils internally.
- Cold & Flu: Cassia’s ability to comfort and warm can have an incredibly soothing effect for cold and flu sufferers.
- Uplifting: Cassia’s aroma easily brings to mind cinnamon rolls, baking pies, and the holiday spirit -an uplifting influence that can work pure magic!
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, or back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in a room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from the bottle, or put a drop on a tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use for safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Add a drop to a wide variety of dishes to enhance the flavor of foods.
To maintain therapeutic benefits, add after heating food.
Hazards: May contain methyleugenol; drug interaction; may inhibit blood clotting; embryotoxicity; skin sensitization (high risk); mucous membrane irritation (low risk).
Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding.
Cautions (oral): Diabetes medication, anticoagulant medication major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders.
Cautions (dermal): Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age.
Maximum adult daily oral dose: 200mg
Maximum dermal use level: EU 0.1%, IFRA 0.05%, Tisserand & Young 0.05%
These results demonstrated that inhibitory effects of cassia leaf oil from C. cassia mainly came from cinnamaldehyde. This compound not only inhibited inflammatory mediators but also activated antiinflammatory mediators in LPS-activated J774A.1 cells. It may also have an effect on iron regulatory proteins in activated macrophages.
- Pannee, C., Chandhanee, I., & Wacharee, L. (2014). Antiinflammatory effects of essential oil from the leaves of Cinnamomum cassia and cinnamaldehyde on lipopolysaccharide-stimulated J774A.1 cells. Journal of advanced pharmaceutical technology & research, 5(4), 164-70. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4215479/