Scientific name: Cinnamomum cassia
Oil origin: Bark
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Warm, spicy, cinnamon-like
Odor strength: High
Evaporation: Top note
Cassia, also known as Chinese cinnamon, is native to Southern China and Burma. A powerful oil with a characteristic cinnamon scent. It is steam distilled from the twigs, leaves, and bark of the cassia evergreen.
Cassia oil has strong analgesic properties, making it suitable for sore muscle, arthritic conditions, and toothaches. The warming effects of Cassia essential oil increase circulation and stimulate the body and mind. For those seeking the aromatic treasure of cinnamon, cassia is a sure bet. Wonderful to incorporate into soaps and personal care formulations.
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Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"Both oil and pure cinnamaldehyde of C. cassia were equally effective in inhibiting the growth of various isolates of bacteria..."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16710900
" This compound not only inhibited inflammatory mediators but also activated antiinflammatory mediators..."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25364694
"...considered to have medicinal properties, such as antimicrobial, antitumorigenic, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic characteristics."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3794828/
"...cassia essential oil components play a major role in its antibacterial activity against L. innocua cells."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25728340