This slender, evergreen tree grows up to 20 meters (65 feet) high, with thick, leathery leaves and small white flowers. The flowers are followed by single-seeded berries the size of small olives. Cassia bark is widely used to flavor curries, in baked foods, candies and soft drinks.
Cassia as a dried herb can be useful for digestive complaints such as flatulence, colic, dyspepsia, diarrhea and nausea. It can also be used for colds, influenza, fevers, arthritis and rheumatism.
cassia oil can be a skin irritant, it does have some good properties and this warm exotic oil is more than just a fragrant oil, as it can be used in fever, chills and for supporting the digestive system.
Cassia oil should not be used on the skin as it is a dermal irritant, dermal sensitizer and is a mucus membrane irritant. It must also be avoided in pregnancy.