Think of this essential oil like cinnamon's sweet little sister. Similar in properties to the warming spice oils, like clove, and cinnamon bark, this essential oil packs a punch just fine on its own - in the kitchen, and beyond!
Cassia, and cinnamon bark, essential oils taste more like cinnamon red hot candies, and less like the ground cinnamon we all know and love. That said, use caution when cooking with cassia or cinnamon bark. Often a toothpick is just fine, or use it in baking so the flavor can mellow.
Cassia in particular is mostly used as a decongestant, carminative, detoxifier, cardiotonic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antispasmodic. Helpful for upset stomachs, ear, nose, and throat detox, blood sugar balance, and to boost metabolism, its benefits extend far beyond its use in baked goods.
Cassia is also the oil of self-assurance. It brings courage to the heart and soul and is a wonderful remedy for the shy and timid. Similar to Cinnamon Bark essential oil, Cassia diminishes fear and replaces it with self-assurance. It helps individuals in discovering their innate gifts and talents and encourages them to try, even when they are afraid of making mistakes.
For use with the emotional body, dilute 1 drop or less of Cassia with carrier oil and apply over solar plexus (upper stomach) and on bottom of feet.
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