Health Benefits of Cassia Essential Oil

by skytales | July 29, 2019

The stimulant, emmenagogue, carminative, anti-arthritic, antimicrobial, anti-galactagogue, anti-diarrhea, febrifuge, circulatory, antiviral, astringent, anti-rheumatic, anti-emetic, and antidepressant properties of Cassia essential oil accounts for its incredible health benefits.

Cassia goes by the botanical names: Cinnamomum Aromaticum, Laurus Cassia, and Cinnamomum Cassia. Commonly known as Chinese Cinnamon, this evergreen tree originated from Burma and China. And just like cinnamon, its bark is frequently used as a flavoring for beverages and food. Subjecting the bark of cassia to the process of steam distillation yields its essential oil extract. The primary components of Cassia oil are linalool, cinnamyl acetate, cinnamic aldehyde, chavicol, and benzaldehyde.

Health Benefits of Cassia Essential Oil

In the past, Chinese healers already knew the medicinal uses of Cassia. There were speculations that it was them who introduced and spread the medicinal uses of this plant to the other parts of the world.

Below further explores the unbelievable medicinal uses of this amazing essential oil.


1. Carminative

The essential oil of cassia relieves the formed gases in the intestines and eliminates them out of the body. It also prevents gases from forming further.

2. Stimulant

Cassia essential oil is also beneficial in stimulating the metabolism, bodily functions, circulation, discharges, and secretions.

3. Febrifuge

This amazing essential oil has antiviral and antimicrobial abilities. Thus, it also combats infections that cause fever, which helps in reducing body temperature. It can also help the immune system of the body because of its circulatory property. Therefore, because of its warming effect, Cassia essential oil makes a great remedy for fever.

4. Emmenagogue

Cassia essential oil provides relaxing effects for menstrual cramps. It opens blocked menstruation paths as well. This essential oil also helps in the treatment of mense-related symptoms like drowsiness, nausea, and headaches.

5. Antiviral

The essential oil of cassia is beneficial in defeating viral infections. It also provides effective protection against cold and cough, influenza and other viral conditions.

6. Circulatory

Cassia essential oil also enhances the circulation of the blood by helping in the facilitation of proper distribution of oxygen and nutrients to all the body parts. Its circulatory ability helps in fighting arthritis and rheumatism.

7. Astringent

As an astringent, cassia essential oil can also cure diarrhea, uterine and external hemorrhaging, a sore throat, and peptic ulcers. It causes the exposed tissues or mucous membranes to shrink. The essential oil of cassia can also stabilize the release of mucous secretions or blood serum when used internally.

The astringent properties of this essential oil are also what makes it beneficial for hair and skin health. It keeps the skin protected and safe and can also heal sores and cuts, treat skin irritations and acne, and reduce skin rashes. This oil aids in tightening the muscles and strengthens gums and hair roots as well.

8. Anti-diarrhea

Cassia essential oil offers numerous benefits for the health of the digestive system. It also has an anti-diarrhea property. Meaning, cassia essential oil can help stop diarrhea episodes and bind the bowels. The anti-microbial characteristic of this oil treats diarrhea caused by the microbial activities. It prevents microbial growth and diarrhea from happening because of the fiber content that binds loose stool into healthy bowel movements.

9. Anti-Microbial

The antimicrobial property of this essential oil inhibits microbial growth and protects against microbial infections. Thus, it is helpful in treating microbial infections in the urinary tracts, kidneys, colon, urethra, and the other body parts.


10. Anti-Arthritic  & Anti-Rheumatic

According to a 2030 statistics, the arthritis patients in America aging from 18 years old and beyond will be about 67 million in population. The symptoms of arthritis include hard-to-move bones and joints, stiffness, and aching. Because people who suffer from arthritis experience joint pain and swelling, cassia essential oil will definitely benefit them because it can naturally reduce the symptoms of arthritis thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

The stimulant and circulatory substance of the Cassia oil enhance blood circulation and provide warmth to the joints and other body parts affected by arthritis and rheumatism, further giving ease from these unbearable conditions.

11. Antidepressant

Cassia Essential Oil is a great antidepressant capable of reducing stress, providing the body a tranquil and warm feeling.

Furthermore, there are studies regarding the aldehyde found in it which can alleviate conditions and behaviors induced by stress. Anxiety and stress have a major effect that a lot of people think. They affect certain systems of the body and causes anomalies in the functioning of those systems. Additionally, chronic stress destroys the quality of life.

Diffusing 2-3 drops of cassia essential oil or inhaling it stimulates the nerves and the keeping the body in working order. Therefore, a diet designed to deal with depression should have cassia oil in it.

12. Anti-Galactogogue

The Essential Oil of Cassia can lessen milk secretion. Thus, lactating mothers should avoid the use of this essential oil.

13. Anti-Emetic

Cassia Essential Oil is an excellent remedy for nausea. Not to mention, it can stop vomiting as well. It provides a refreshing feeling and prevents feelings which bring on vomiting and nausea.

Other Benefits

This essential oil also makes a handy remedy for uterine hemorrhaging and other external and internal hemorrhaging because of its astringent properties.

It is also good for curing the loss of libido and sexual disorders like impotence and frigidity. The essential of cassia can also help in curing flatulence, digestive disorders, headaches, stomach disorders, colic, and general body pain.

Based on recent research, the Cinnamomum Cassia oil is also beneficial as a natural antibacterial agent in food preparations.


Cassia Essential Oil can also provide sensitization and irritation on the skin and in the mucous membrane. Also, pregnant women should not use it.

Using cassia cinnamon in large amounts might subject some people to side effects. The amount of coumarin, a chemical found in it, is high. There are people who are highly reactive to coumarin. Sometimes, applying it to the skin causes allergic reactions and irritations, so testing this essential oil first in little amounts or small skin patch is important.


Other great essential oils like black pepper, rosemary, nutmeg, geranium, ginger, frankincense, coriander, chamomile, caraway and some citrus oils, can also be mixed with Cassia Essential oil to boost its benefits.