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    Dried cassia bark for distillation

Cassia Oil China Cinnamomum cassia

  • Description

    Cassia Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Cinnamomum Cassia, large slender trees which grow in southeastern parts of China and Burma and is commonly known as Chinese Cinnamon.

    Its bark is actually used to flavour food and beverages, just like original Cinnamon. The essential oil of Cassia is derived by steam distillation of its leaves and twigs.

    As an aromatherapy product Cassia has it seems endless uses, especially related to stomach and digestives systems. Benefits include Anti-emetic, Anti-galactogogue, Anti-Rheumatic & Anti Arthritic, Antimicrobial, Astringent, Circulatory, Antiviral, Emmenagogue, Stimulant, Carminative and Febrifuge (to name a few!).

    Chinese exports have been stable over recent years as to have been prices until recently. During 2015 prices have softened due to a lack of demand from the market. This may be short lived as at lower prices farmers won't produce which will in turn limits supplies to the market ensuring prices remain stable.

    Based on unconfirmed data China's Cassia exports can be summarised as follows:

    Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Quantity (MT) 460* 430 460 520 250

    *2015 figures to be confirmed

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Cinnamomum cassia
    • Origin: China
    • Crop Season: May - July, October - December
    • Plant/part used: Roots & Bark
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8007-80-5
    • EINECS CAS: 84961-46-6
    • EINECS: 284-635-0
    • INCI Name: Cinnamomum cassia (Cassia) Oil
    • Appearance: Yellow to brown mobile liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Woody, sweet, cinnamon, spicy
    • Density: 1.045-1.063
    • Refractive index: 1.602-1.614
    • Optical rotation: -1º to +1º
    • Chemical constituents: Benzaldehyde, chavicol, cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamyl acetate and linalool
  • Latest Market Information December 26, 2019

    This year has not been a good one for cassia wood. Prices have fallen drastically and several producers still have not been able to sell their stocks from the first half of 2019. The harvest season is ongoing, but there are few takers for organising collection of cassia wood, twigs, and leaves from the mountainside. The factories too are reluctant considering many distillers engaged in processing the material from autumn will stand to lose money on their initial investments.

    A glimmer of hope lies in the fact that the lower-priced stock from Vietnam has already been consumed. Consequently, attention has shifted back to the Chinese variant to fulfil global requirements. The outlook is positive since prices have inched up in the last couple of weeks.

    There is an overall slowdown in the demand for other cassia oil isolated products like natural benzaldehyde, cinnamaldehyde. The flavour market for these has been sluggish. However, other derivatives like natural cinnamyl acetate, coumarin, and omethoxy cinnamaldehyde are witnessing healthy demand. There is limited supply of these, which has significantly pushed up the prices in a short time.

    Market price USD 36.00 /kilo
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