Also known as “Chinese Cinnamon”, this ancient plant has been used as a cooking ingredient all over the world. It has a sweet, aromatic, and pungent aroma very similar to the cinnamon from other parts of the world. In fact, the Cinnamon for sale in much of the West is actually Cassia.
Cassia bark is sometimes referred to as “true cinnamon” and is thought to have more healing properties than the standard variety. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries – being used to treat fevers, colds, digestive symptoms and more.
Science has now confirmed that Cassia is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which may explain some of its remarkable healing benefits. There has also been a lot of research regarding Cassia and blood sugar – it can help keep levels in check so it has been investigated as an alternative treatment for diabetes. It has also been shown to lower cholesterol which means it could be good for cardiovascular health.
Like many of the most powerful healing herbs, Cassia works with the body in many different ways. It
But don’t just take our word for it; science backs up cassia bark’s benefits. Several studies have discovered that cassia bark can help lower blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and even improve brain function. It’s also been linked to anti-cancer properties – inhibiting the growth of tumours.
We often recommend this herb to improve general health as it has so many benefits, many of them still not fully understood by science.