Cassia seed is the seed from the tropical plant called cassia (Cassia senna). Cassia seed ranges in color from green to brown to yellow to red. The cassia seed texture is smooth with a glossy shine.
Cassia seed has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its Chinese name is
Cassia Seed Health Uses and Health Benefits
Traditional cassia seed uses have been for improving vision. Cassia seed helps to reduce eye redness, excessive tearing, blurry vision, light sensitivity, and eye pain or inflammation. Today, many people take cassia seed because of the constant work that’s done in front of computer screens. Cassia seed can help to promote clearer vision in those who work at computers.1,2
Cassia seed uses also include being a natural remedy for hypertension, high cholesterol and reducing inflammation. Cassia seed is a natural remedy for relieving constipation by acting a natural bowel relaxant and laxative. Cassia seed health benefits from extracts and oils can also be used to treat skin conditions and inflammation.1,2
Cassia seed health benefits also include being a natural relaxant. Taking cassia seed for stress can help alleviate tension and anxiety and improve sleep quality. Cassia seed may also offer benefits for weight loss by being a natural purgative.1,2