Cassia bark is considered to be a cousin to cinnamon – both spices are harvested from the bark of particular plants and have similar taste and scent profiles, but cassia bark’s flavour is stronger than that of cinnamon. It’s regularly used in traditional Chinese medicine remedies and also in cooking.
Cassia bark is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in TCM – highlighting its powerful health-boosting properties. The herb is used to help with digestive issues such as diarrhoea, gas and colic as well as vascular disorders.
One of the major components of cassia bark is cinnamaldehyde. This compound has anti-fungal and antibiotic properties making it useful to reduce infections. It’s also considered to have a positive effect on metabolism.
Cassia bark oil – obtained by steam or water distillation – also has health-giving properties, notably relieving joint pain and viral infections, treating vomiting, improving blood circulation, lowering a fever and soothing depression.
While cinnamon is a good choice for sweet recipes, cassia bark’s slightly bitter, stronger flavour is a better choice for savoury dishes. It’s frequently added to spicy dishes like curries and is also used as one of the key ingredients in Chinese five-spice.
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We offer cassia bark in the following forms:
Cassia Bark Cut
Cassia Bark Ground
Cassia Lignea Bark Broken
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