WHAT IS CASSIA ESSENTIAL OIL?
The essential oil of cassia is derived by steam distillation of its leaves and twigs. The bark is also used sometimes to extract the oil. The scientific name of Cassia is Cinnamomum cassia. It is also known by two other botanical names, Laurus cassia and Cinnamomum aromaticum.
This evergreen tree is native to China and Burma and is commonly known as Chinese cinnamon. Its bark is actually used to flavor food and beverages, just like original cinnamon. The chief constituents of the essential oil of cassia are benzaldehyde, chavicol, cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and linalool.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CASSIA ESSENTIAL OIL
Chinese healers knew the medicinal uses of cassia far back in history. It is believed that it is from them, the medicinal uses of this plant spread to other parts of the world.
But what are these medicinal uses? Let’s explore them in greater detail below.
The essential oil of cassia has various benefits on the digestive system and being an anti-diarrhea agent is one of them. It can be used to bind the bowels and stop diarrhea episodes. Being an antimicrobial agent, it also cures diarrhea caused by the microbial action. It inhibits the microbial growth and stops diarrhea from occurring thanks to its content of fiber, which binds loose stool into healthy bowel movements.