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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Cinnamomum Zylanicum Nees
Cinnamon is a tropical evergreen tree, with strong branches and a thick scabrous bark with green-orange speckled young shoots. It has shiny green, leathery leaves, small white flowers and oval, bluish-white berries. Cinnamon leaves have a spicy smell when bruised. Cinnamon leaf oil is extracted by the steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of cinnamon. The oil is a free-flowing liquid that is dark yellow to brownish yellow colour. It has a warm, spicy aroma. The main component of the oil is Eugenol. The oil is used in mouth washes, flavouring and personal care.
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Steam distillation is the technical process applied to recover the heat sensitive compounds from spices. Spice oils are unstable and heat sensitive compounds are present in the spice.
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How is Cinnamon leaf oil obtained?
A tropical evergreen tree, cinnamon trees have a thick scabrous bark, strong branches and shiny green leathery leaves. Cinnamon leaf essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the cinnamon tree. Steam distillation is the preferred process of extraction to recover volatile and heat sensitive compounds. The key component of Cinnamon leaf oil is Eugenol.
What are the colour and aroma characteristics of Cinnamon Leaf oil?
Cinnamon leaf oil usually ranges from dark yellow to brownish yellow in colour and have a warm, spicy aroma. A free-flowing liquid, Cinnamon leaf essential oil is a key ingredient in mouthwashes.
Which application is Cinnamon leaf essential oil used in?
Multiple categories use cinnamon leaf oil because of its flavouring and aromatic properties. It is commonly used in oral care, personal care products and fragrances.
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