What is Oil of Cassia
Oil of cassia or cassia oil is made from the bark scrapings and steam distillation of the Cinnamomum cassia tree. It is then thickened with clove buds, cardamom and distilled for a second time to purify it. Oil of cassia, also known as Chinese cinnamon, has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to relieve the symptoms of stomach pain and diarrhea and soothe sore throats.
Where is it grown
Egypt, Indonesia, and China are the largest producers of cassia. Cassia is also grown in India and Caribbean countries.
Uses for Oil of Cassia
The medicinal properties of the oil of cassia have been known for centuries. Herbalists have used it to treat different types of mood disorders, influenza, stomach pain, or diarrhea. Today oil of cassia is used in hospitals to soothe sore throats and coughs and be widely used in the food industry for flavoring baked goods and confectioneries.
Uses for oil of cassia
Relieve stomach pain and diarrhea
· Soothe sore throats
· Disinfect cuts and wounds
· Aid indigestion
· Repel insects and rodents
· Treat acne
Oils can be rubbed onto the chest or back to help clear lungs and treat coughs. They can also be inhaled through a diffuser at home or office by adding water and a few drops of pure oil into an essential oil diffuser.
How to use it as a hair product
- Apply a generous amount of oil of cassia to dry hair, combing it through the strands to ensure that it reaches all hair lengths.
- Leave the oil in your hair for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly using a mild shampoo or conditioner. You can also hop into the shower and rinse your hair with warm water if you prefer washing your hair daily with shampoo.
- Gently towel dry your hair to remove excess moisture. 4. Apply a generous amount of oil of cassia to dry hair, combing it through the strands to ensure that it reaches all hair lengths. Make sure your hair is completely dry before adding more product. Comb your fingers through your hair to redistribute any leftover oil and let it sit overnight.
- Wash after two days, or when you see any yellow tinge in the oil or the smell becomes unpleasant to you.
- By this time, your hair should be clean and nourished with a lasting hue of red.
Where to find oil of cassia
- Gourmet herb, gourmet spice, and tea stores often carry oil of cassia; it is also available for purchase online through many retailers. 2. You can also make it at home using the steps in the how to apply section.
How to Apply Oil of Cassia
When using oil of cassia, use your fingertips to apply to the affected area. You can also mix 2-4 drops of oil of cassia with one teaspoon of honey for a sore throat remedy. Rub oil of cassia on the skin for insect and rodent repellents. Make sure not to get the oil of cassia onto the hands as it can irritate.
Where to Find Oil of Cassia
Nowadays, the oil of cassia is easily found in most health food stores or even online. To make the process easier, you can buy some oils online and have them shipped straight to your door. You can also check out your local Asian grocery stores for bulk options of oil of cassia.
How to store it at home
- Store oil of cassia in a glass bottle, preferably a dark-colored one, which helps preserve this product’s flavor. If you are using it for food preparation, store it in a container or container properly cleaned and give a tight seal.
- Once you open the bottle of oil of cassia, make sure to store it upright at room temperature away from any heat sources and out of direct sunlight
- Your oil of cassia will last about 12 months when stored properly.
Safety precautions when using this plant
Since the oil of cassia is a stimulant that can be addictive, you should always keep in mind whether you are suffering from any kind of addiction.
Around the early 18th century Yerba Mate, an infusion of the leaves, twigs, and bark of the herb Ilex paraguariensis, was discovered in Paraguay by Guaraní healers. The drink used various species that were indigenous to Paraguay.
Although cassia oil is considered safe, it causes burning, itching, and redness when applied to the skin. The Food and Drug Administration considers cassia oil toxic when ingested. This is especially problematic for children as even a small amount can be deadly. If you have any interest in using cassia oil or other essential oils for home remedies, consult your doctor first before making sure there are no interactions with existing medications.