Cassia Bark, Wildcrafted
Pure,Therapeutic Wildcrafted Cassia Bark essential oil
Botanical name : Cinnamomum aromaticum or Cinnamomum cassia
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / bark of the tree
Aroma : Sweet, spicy
Key constituents : Cinnamic aldehyde (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 3 years or more if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Lauraceae (laurel) Cassia is an evergreen tree that grows to a height of 40 - 80 feet. It has thin, peeling bark and long, glossy, leathery leaves. Cassia produces small green flowers that develop into berries, each containing a single seed.
Regions of Production : Madagascar
Growing Practices : Trees indigenous to the region are harvested from wild, away from pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Replanting is done yearly to ensure the availability of the species.
Properties : Anticoagulant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insect repellant, warming Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Helps in the treatment of bacterial, fungal and viral infections. indicated for parasitic infections such as ringworm and Candida. Cassia is warming, and improves circulation. Natural insect repellant. Effective as a disinfectant in DIY household cleaning products.
Fragrant influences: Uplifting, refreshing, reduces fatigue
Safety : Non-toxic. Undiluted Cassia Bark essential oil may irritate the nasal passages if inhaled directly from the bottle or diffuser. May irritate sensitive skin. Cassia Bark may enhance the anticoagulant effects of Warfarin and other anticoagulant medications.
Blends well with : Amyris, Cedarwood, Clove, Orange, Spearmint
History / Fun Facts : There are many Biblical references to Cassia, especially in the Old Testament. Cassia is also mentioned in one of the oldest medical records, The Ebers Papyrus (16th Century, BC), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes.
Cassia essential oil is one of the oils in the legendary Four Thieves Vinegar oil blend. The oil is said to have been used by a band of thieves during the 15th Century Bubonic Plague. The men rubbed the oil all over themselves, and were protected from their infected victims. Look for TIMELESS Thieves Oil, our version of this classic blend.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Halpern, Georges M., M.D. and Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003. Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016)
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