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