Cassia Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Cassia
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Color: Pale yellow to reddish brown.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Benzoin, Clove Bud, Coriander Seed, Cardamom, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, White, Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme, White.
Aromatic Scent: Pungent, spicy, woody, earthy, warm.
Practical uses: In an aroma oil burner, Cassia has a variety of benefits, including relief from colds and flu, helping to reduce fever, increasing circulation, and increasing general vitality. Although Cassia is a dermal irritant, it is sometimes used in very low concentrations in skin creams; used in this fashion, it can help relieve the aches and pains of rheumatoid arthritis.
Description: Cassia is an evergreen tree growing to 7 m with a white aromatic bark and angular branches. The leaves are oblong-lancelate about 18 cm (7 in) long. Small yellow flowers hang from long stocks, and bloom in early summer. Cassia grows in hot, wet, tropical climates both wild and commercially. The stems are cut down when the bark is mature. The bark is removed in short lengths and dried, with some varieties rolling into quills.
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