Cassia, Chinese Cinnamon
Latin name: Cinnamomum cassia Blume (Lauraceae), Cinnamomum aromaticum (Nees)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Sthula tvak, Taja
Cassia cinnamon is used for gas (flatulence), muscle and stomach spasms, preventing nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, and loss of appetite.
Cassia cinnamon is used in suntan lotions, nasal sprays, mouthwashes, gargles, toothpaste, and as a "counterirritant" applied to the skin in liniments.
In food and beverages, cassia cinnamon is used as a flavoring agent.