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Cassia - China Tung Hing

Cassia - China Tung Hing
Item# IR019
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Product Description

Warm, Bold, Sweet and Spicy! Cinnamon -Cassia aromaticum- powder.

From Southern China comes one of the oldest spices known to man. The bark of the tree is harvested and pounded and the result is Cinnamon. It has a warm spicy aroma and a sweet flavor. 3% oil, grade "A" Cinnamomum (Cassia)

Cinnamon has similar properties to clove. It is said to have the ability to eliminate melancholy to provoke pleasant memory as well as stimulating brain function.

Family: Lauraceae

Synonyms: Chinese Cinnamon, Cassia


Parts Used: bark, dried fruits (buds)

Aroma Description: strong, spicy, warm, woody, intensely sweet, slightly balsamic

Emotional Attributes: warming, sensuous, love, strengthening, cleansing/purifying

Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; used in hygiene products and cosmetics

Culinary Uses: used to flavor foods, candy, soft drinks, chewing gum, ice cream, and condiments. An ingredient in the famous Chinese "five spices." The fruits, known as cassia buds, are also widely used in flavoring.

Medicinal Attributes: antifungal, antiseptic, haemostatic (stops bleeding), antispasmodic. Used for colds and flu when chills and shivering is present. Also has a history of use for treating kidney weakness, muscle and rheumatic pains and cramps.

*Warning: Avoid if Pregnant

Element Association: Fire

Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, awareness, protection, prosperity

Astrological Association: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Planetary Association: Sun

Season: Summer

Aromatic Note: Base note

Essential Oil: Yes, steam distillation of the leaves and bark but often adulterated. Note: the oil can be an irritant to sensitive people.

*Warning: Avoid if Pregnant

Mixes Well With: aloeswood, benzoin, borneol camphor, clove, calamus, cardamom, cinnamon, frankincense, galangal, guggul, iris root, musk seeds, myrrh, nutmeg, opoponax, patchouli, saffron, sandalwood, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, etc.

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