In my previous article, I highlighted the many varieties of the sweet spice of cinnamon, focusing on the two most popular, Ceylon and Cassia. I discussed the blood sugar, cardiovascular, and immune benefits that they both share. I also pointed out how their different chemical makeups, and their accompanying essential oils, can impact their usage.
In my most recent post on cinnamon and cassia, I discuss the cautions with cassia that are important to be aware of.
- Why we want to be mindful, though not frightened, of coumarin.
- The anticoagulant (blood-thinning) and liver precautions associated with Cinnamonum cassia due to its coumarin content.
- The bottom line on dosing cinnamon cassia and who may want to avoid this spice variety altogether.
Although we need to be aware to not be heavy handed with the essential oil or spice bottle, there are many wellness reasons to still consider cassia cinnamon.
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Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
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