Cassia cinnamon is a plant, the flower and bark of which are used to make a wide variety of medicines used in the treatment of a wide range of diseases.

Functions of Cassia Cinnamon

  • Cassia Cinnamon can help in treating people with eating disorders and those who suffer from low appetites.
  • It may be useful for treating blood sugar problems and related diseases like diabetes.
  • It can also be used to treat muscle spasms or stomach spasms.
  • Cassia Cinnamon can also reduce bloating and swelling in people. It is also an effective anti-inflammatory medicine.
  • It can be effective in reducing intestinal gas. It is also beneficial in treating different types of gastrointestinal infections.
  • It is considered to be an effective brain stimulant.
  • When applied to sensitive areas of the skin it can significantly help reduce marks and scars while also treating surface skin discoloration and problems.
  • It can also help reduce vomiting and nausea in people who are on other medications.
  • It can be effective in treating or preventing the common cold or flu.
  • It can relieve chest pain and help regularize blood pressure problems too.
  • It can help people who are suffering from impotency related problems.
  • It can relieve monthly menstruation pains.
  • People who suffer from kidney problems are said to benefit from Cassia Cinnamon.
  • It can help in the treatment of certain types of cancer.
  • It can protect the body against bacteria and certain kinds of fungi thereby preventing several common diseases. That is because it has great antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • It is also beneficial in preventing or treating severe fungal related health problems.

Tips and Warnings

  • It is safe when used in small quantities as medicines or in food.
  • Large amounts may lead to serious or long term side effects in people.
  • The chemical Coumarin is found in abundance in Cassia Cinnamon. Large quantities of the chemical may cause severe damage to the liver. It is safer for people with liver diseases to avoid Cassia Cinnamon.
  • Cassia Cinnamon should not be taken for long periods of time.
  • When used topically it may cause skin allergies and infections. It is safer for patients to undergo allergy tests before applying it on the skin.
  • In some people, Cassia Cinnamon may cause a decrease of blood sugar. This will affect patients with diabetes adversely.
  • Pregnant women or those who are nursing newborn babies should avoid Cassia Cinnamon. Cassia Cinnamon may cause harm to the fetus or newborn baby.
  • Many people have unknown allergies against Cassia Cinnamon. It is always better to get allergy tests done even before consuming orally.
  • If you are about to undergo any kind of surgery, avoid taking Cassia Cinnamon.
  • Cassia Cinnamon is similar to other types of Cinnamon used in cooking. You must be careful not to confuse the two especially if you have been advised to take Cassia Cinnamon for health purposes.