Indonesian Cassia

Indonesian Cassia

Featured Photo: Indonesian cassia – www.cassia.coop Cinnamomum burmannii grows in the wet evergreen forests of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It yields a cheaper variety of cinnamon, popularly called Indonesian cassia. This shrub reaches a height of...
Cassia Overview

Cassia Overview

Cassia differs from cinnamon in strength and quality. The bark and quills are darker, coarser, and woodier, and the bark is reddish brown. Cassia is sweet and spicy like cinnamon but more pungent. Its buds are like cloves but with a slight aroma. Nowadays, true...
True Cinnamon – Medicinal Uses

True Cinnamon – Medicinal Uses

Photo: Simon A Eugester The chemical composition of the quills includes cinnamaldehyde, gums, tannin, mannitol, coumarin, calcium oxalate, aldehyde, eugenol, pinene, and minerals. Sri Lankan cinnamon is easily ground into a powder, whereas the tough and woody texture...
Cinnamon Overview

Cinnamon Overview

Featured photo: Bernard Thiry Cinnamon is one of the more famous spices from Biblical and pre-Biblical times. It originates from a number of species, including Cinnamomum zeylanicum syn in the Family Lauraceae. Cinnamomum brumannii, Cinnamomum cassia, and Cinnamomum...
Black Cumin – Medicinal Properties

Black Cumin – Medicinal Properties

All herbal medicine systems (e.g., Unani, Tib, Ayurveda, Siddha) regard the seeds and oil as useful in treating a range of ailments. In Unani, black cumin seed is mentioned as an important remedy. Hippocrates recommends black cumin, or melanthion in Greek, to treat...

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