Cassia Essential Oil

Cinnamomum cassia, is an evergreen tree growing to 7 m with a white aromatic bark and angular branches. The leaves are oblong-lancelate about 18 cm (7 in) long. Small yellow flowers hang from long stocks, and bloom in early summer. Cassia grows in hot, wet, tropical climates both wild and commercially. The stems are cut down when the bark is mature. The bark is removed in short lengths and dried, with some varieties rolling into quills.
 
Cassia Essential Oil can be used as a tonic, carminative and stimulant. It is used to treat nausea, flatulence and diarrhea. Chinese and Japanese scientists have found that cassia has sedative effects and lowers high blood pressure and fever in experimental animals. The oil has antiseptic properties, killing various types of bacteria and fungi. Cassia oil is used mainly as a carminative (for relieving colic and griping) or as a stomach tonic. It can also be used for colds, influenza, fevers, arthritis and rheumatism.
 
Cassia is one of the principle spices in the Holy Anointing Oil and was commonly traded along the incense trail. Cassia was one of the principal spices of the Holy Anointing oil used to anoint priests, kings and their garments. Likewise the coming King Messiah’s robes will smell of cassia. The root word, kiddah, in both Hebrew and Arabic, signifies a strip and refers to the strips of bark from which the spice is made. In the spiritual sense cassia speaks of humility, being stripped of pride, set apart(holy) with a servant’s heart. The deep, exotic aroma and the rich color of our new Cassia oil make it a welcome addition to our family of Biblical fragrant anointing oils. Psalm 45:8 “Your robes are all fragrant with myrrh, aloes and cassia…”
 
Biblical References: Exodus 30:24, Psalms 45:8, Ezekiel 27:19
 
Hebrew Word: Strongs #6916 qiddah {kid-daw’}
Meaning: 1) a spice – cassia
 
Hebrew Word: 7102 qetsiy`ah {kets-ee-aw’}
Meaning: 1) cassia 1a) a spice; a powdered bark like cinnamon
 
Consistency: Medium to viscous
 
Note: Top
 
Strength of Aroma: Strong
 
Blends well with: Benzoin, Clove Bud, Coriander, Cardamom, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme. 
Cassia Essential Oil’s Healing Properties
Plant Origin:China
 
Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anticoagulant. Helps to support the immune system and the body’s natural defenses.
 
 
Traditional Uses: Cataracts, fungal infections (ringworm; Candida), and atherosclerosis.
 
Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 4 parts carrier oil and apply one to two drops on location; diffuse; or burn in incense.
 
Caution: This oil can be warming to the skin so be sure to dilute with carrier oil. Use extreme care as it may irritate the nasal membranes if inhaled directly from diffuser or bottle.
 
Safety Rating: C
Spiritual Significance
Cassia, considered an inferior plant to the other species in the laurel family, is mentioned in the book of Exodus as part of the holy anointing oil. The Hebrew word for cassia is Qiddah, which is similar to the word meaning to bow down or to pay homage. Homage in Scripture means to honor another by bending low in deep respect.
 
Yeshua said, I honor My Father… I seek not mine own glory in John 8:49-50.
 
Like cassia, Yeshua was considered lowly and honored the Father in everything He did. The leaders considered Him of little account because He came from Nazareth, but His Father glorified Him as mentioned in John 8:54: Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honoreth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God.
 
As His bride and as Yeshua did, we are to bow down in homage to the Heavenly Father alone.