The anti-diabetic nature of cassia is due to the presence of chemicals like hydroxy chalcone, which aids in boosting insulin sensitivity. Cassia is also useful against hypertension as it has fierce results in decreasing blood pressure. It is high in antioxidants and contains calcium as well as manganese. The medicinal benefits of cassia never end there; they are rich in anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties, and a very good remedy for stomach ailments. Chinese cinnamon is widely exported around the world and is relatively inexpensive compared to Ceylon cinnamon. It is chiefly consumed in the regions of the USA & Asia.
Repellents containing cassia oil have been shown to provide greater protection against dangerous mosquitoes that spread numerous diseases. In the past, people used to apply this oil directly to the skin to get rid of mosquito bites. This evergreen tree grows best in the moist tropical climate and in well-drained soil with pH ranging from 4.5 to 8.0. Cassia sticks are produced by harvesting the tree’s mature bark peeled from stems & branches and allow the separated inner bark to dry and curl up into quills. Although the Cassia sticks have a lot of health benefits, it is not suitable for regular intake in a high amount as it contains a lot of coumarins, which can be harmful in large quantities.