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 12, 2018

    The cassia crop is a smaller size; and so prices have soared. Considering the weak demand, factories lowered prices in the hopes of recovering investments. However, this trend cannot continue since there is still one third of the crop remaining, and factories are already selling at a loss. The autumn crop is already harvested, and commands lower prices. Most factories have paused production in preparation for the next crop. Considering that demand is at an all-time low, it is a good time to book offers.

    Market prices USD 36.00 /kilo
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