Common Name: Cassia
Synonyms: Chinese cinnamon, false cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, cassia lignea, C. aromaticum, Laurus cassia
Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum cassia
Production Method: steam distilled leaves and twigs
Countries of Origin: Native to southeastern China
Description of Oil: A dark brown liquid with a strong, spicy, warm aroma.
Description of Plant: A slender evergreen up to 20 meters high with leathery leaves and small white flowers.
History, Folklore and Myth: Cassia has an extensive history as a domestic and medicinal spice mainly for digestive issues.
Properties and Uses: antidiarrheal, anti-emetic, anti-microbial, astringent, carminative, spasmolitic
Precautions and Contraindications: Dermal sensitizer and irritant.