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Also Known As : Chinese cinnamon, Bastard Cinnamon, Cassia Bark
Technical Name : Cinnamomum Cassia


Taste Profile

Cassia has a sweet aroma and tangy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Cassia can be used for strong, spicy dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. Cassia Buds
  2. Cassia Powder


Cassia is a type of cinnamon. Cassia is prepared from the dried inner bark of a certain evergreen tree. The buds of evergreen tree are used as spice. Cassia is mostly used in the form of a powder obtained from the bark and essential oil derived by steaming leaves, seeds, twigs and flowers which is termed as cassia powder. Cassia buds have an appearance similar to cloves. Cassia bark is utilised as a flavoring agent in confectionery, pastries and meat. It tends to be a dark brown-red in color with thicker sticks and a rougher texture.

Health benefits

  • Cassia effectively reduces the sugar levels in the body, thus it is used to treat diabetes.(1)
  • It helps to keep digestive system healthy and cures diarrhea.(1)
  • It also helps to maintain proper blood circulation.(1)
  • Cassia possesses astringent properties. Thus it helps to cure internal as well as external haemorrhage.(1)
  • It helps in relaxing menstrual cramps and other symptoms occurring during this period.(1)


Avoid Cassia during pregnancy as it might cause irritation on the skin.(2)

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