DoTerra Essential Oil…
Cassia Essential Oil
Cassia, a close relative of cinnamon, is notable for its wonderful fragrance. Mentioned in the Old Testament, cassia has literally been used for thousands of years both for its fragrance and calming properties.
Properties: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral
Historical Uses: Cassia has been used often as a spice. For its medicinal value, it has been used for colic, colds, flatulent dyspepsia, nausea, kidney and reproductive complaints, diarrhea and rheumatism.
Possible Uses: Cassia can be very strong on the skin. Is often used in blends as a supportive oil. Can be used in small quantities.
- Topically – Generally dilute (with coconut or olive oil) when applying topically due to its caustic nature. Apply to reflex points, muscle, forehead or directly to area of concern.
- Aromatically – Can be diffused for a cinnamon type aroma. Diffuse with care, too strong may irritate nasal membranes.
- Internally – Can be taken internally in gel caps, water or honey. Cassia is categorized GRAS for human consumption by the FDA
I just wanted to write to tell you of my latest experience with doTERRA’S essential oils.
My 7 year old daughter is prone to bladder infections. Well, about 3 months ago she
had a bubble bath and got one. So I looked in the Modern Essential’s book and it said to apply a warm compress with Cinnamon. I didn’t have it as I loaned it out so I used Cassia (very similar oil) and it worked like a charm! I also made a rollerball up with Lemongrass and Purify as is also suggested. The bladder infection was gone in just 2 days. Then just 3 days ago the same thing happened… Kids got bubble bath for Christmas, put lots in the bath and bam! Next day she had a bladder infection so again I did the Cassia warm compress on her abdomen and the roller ball with Lemongrass and Purify with fractionated coconut oil. Worked great again! Thank you doTERRA!
As a sufferer of Crohn’s Disease for over 20 years, I have found that a capsule of 2 drops of DigestZen and 2 drops of frankincense makes a world of difference in the pain level that I feel on a daily basis.
I have also found that using cassia, DigestZen, and peppermint externally can help with the pain as well.
I also drink a peppermint tea (4 cups water, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 drop peppermint – work on it until you get your taste right) everyday that helps me with my Crohns.
- Avoid during pregnancy.
- Repeated use can cause extreme skin irritation.
- Diffuse with caution; it will irritate the nasal membranes if it is inhaled directly from the diffuser.