Cinnamon - Cinnamomum cassia
From Indonesia 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.
Synonyms: Chinese Cinnamon, Cassia
Origin: China & Indonesia
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
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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Per ounce (28 grams) $2.95
Per 4 ounces (112 grams) $11.20
Per 1/2 pound (224 grams) $21.00
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