Cinnamomum cassia Presl.Cassia Twig Extract.
- Plant Description and Basic Data:'Spice of spices'?
- Phytochemicals and Constituents:Cassia Twig Cinnamon.
- Etymology of Cassia.
- Premodern statements of function of Cassia Twig.
- Referential Advice of Cassia Twig.
- Functions and indications of Cassia Twig.
- More Common Indications of Cassia Twig.
- Flavor description of Cinnamon.
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- Cautions and contraindications of Cassia Twig.
- Difference between Cinnamon Twig(Gui Zhi) and Chinese Cassia Bark(Rou Gui).
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Phytochemicals and Constituents:Cassia Twig Cinnamon.:
Cinnamomum zeylanicum famous as name of 'Spice of spices'
Around 200 species of cinnamon are found in the area covered by Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. In the tertiary period their distribution was much larger. Occasionally cinnamon flowers are seen in Baltic amber! Cinnamons are fragrant. Leaves, bark, flowers, fruits, wood and root always contain essential oil of various composition.
Cinnamon as we know it is the dried bark from the Sri Lanka cinnamon bush, C. zeylanicum. The main component of cinnamon bark oil is the aromatic aldehyde 3-phenyl-2(E)-propenal, also called cinnamaldehyde (about 60 % of the essential oil). However, the oil from the leaves of the cinnamon bush has eugenol as the main component, the oil from the root has camphor as the main component, whereas the oil from the flowers has cinnamyl acetate as its main component.
Coca-Cola's original flavour came from cinnamon, lime oil, cola nuts, etc.
Main constituents of Cassia Twig:
Cinnamic aldehyde,C9H8O,0.15%~0.70%;Cinnamic acid,C9H8O2.
Similarly to Ceylon cinnamon, cassia contains max. 4% essential oil, 75 to 90% of which are composed by Cinnamic aldehyde. Eugenol is found only in traces, but small amounts of coumarin; therefore, analysis of eugenol and coumarin discriminates between Ceylon and Chinese cinnamon. Trace components of cassia oil are benzoic acid, cinnamic acid, salicylic acid and the corresponding esters and aldehyds. Cassia bark contains significantly more slime (11%) than Ceylon cinnamon bark.
The leaf oil (0.3 to 0.8%) has a similar composition to the bark oil.
Composition: Cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamic acid, cinnamyl acetate, Phenylpropyl acetate, and other essential oils.
Other Phytochemicals:Beta-sitosterol;protocatechuic acid;3-(2-hydroxyphenyl) propanoic acid;3-(2-hydroxyphenyl) propanoic glucoside; leaves contains violatile oil 0.09%~0.46%, the oil majorly composed of alpha-pinene;benzaldehyde,1.14%;2-hydroxyphenylaldehyde,0.21%; acetophenone,0.04%; phenylethanol,0.41%; phenylpropanal,0.58%; 2-methylbenzofuran,0.23%; 2-methoxyphenylaldehyde,0.56%; phenylethyl-2 acettate,0.73%; coumarin,1.16%; cinnamyl acetate,6.55%; 2-methoxycinnamic aldehyde,1.52%; nerolidol,0.16%;etc.
- 1.Cinnamomum cassia Presl.Cassia Twig Extract.
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