Also Known as: Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum burmannii, Cassia, Cassia Cinnamon, Chinese Cinnamon, False Cinnamon, and Cassia Lignea
Farming Type: Organic
The word cinnamon, the genus name, probably came from either the Arabic or the Hebrew language, but the species name cassia is from the Greek kassia, meaning to strip off the bark. Its use in Chinese medicine goes back to at least 2700 B.C.E. where it is referred to in several herbal formularies. It is, however, primarily known for the familiar flavor it imparts to any dish that it comes in contact with.
Cassia bark can contains up to 4% oils, as well as tannins, catechins, proanthocyanidins, resins, mucilage, gum, sugars, calcium oxalate, cinnzelanin, cinnzelanol, and coumarin. Cinnamon can be used as a flavoring agent for most foods, as well as in teas, alcoholic beverages, extracts, and tinctures. Cinnamon is one of the most recognizable of flavors in the world, and has been used at one time or another in just about every type of food product available, as well as the flavoring for a great many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
NOTE: It has been noted by the German Commission E that some people are in fact allergic to cinnamon, with side effects ranging from an allergic skin reactions to mucosa. It is not recommended for medicinal uses during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
In Magick, Cinnamon oil was used as part of a mixture for a holy anointing oil by the ancient Hebrews. The leaves of the Cinnamon tree were woven into wreaths which were used to decorate ancient Roman temples. The Egyptians used Cinnamon oil as part of the Mummification process. Cinnamon, when burned as an incense, raises high spiritual vibrations, aid in healing, draws money, stimulates psychic powers and produces protective vibrations. Cinnamon is also used in making sachets and infusions for these purposes.
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