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cassia

(kăsh′ə)
n.
1. Any of various chiefly tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or herbs of the genus Cassia in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, usually yellow flowers, and long, flat or cylindrical pods.
2.
a. A tropical evergreen tree (Cinnamomum aromaticum syn. C. cassia) of East and Southeast Asia, having aromatic inner bark.
b. The bark of this tree, often ground and used as a spice. It is the chief source of cinnamon in the United States.
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Cinnamon cassia

Chinese medicine
A tree native to southeast Asia which has analgesic, astringent and diaphoretic principles. In Chinese herbal medicine, the bark and twigs are used for different indications: cinnamon bark is used for anorexia, abdominal pain, asthmatic wheezing, diarrhoea, fatigue, impotence, infertility, loss of libido and urinary frequency; cinnamon twigs are used for arthritis, colds, fibroids, low-grade fever and painful menses. Both may be use in Raynaud phenomenon, to improve vision and as a cardiovascular tonic.
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Kim, "Cinnamomum cassia bark produced by solid-state fermentation with Phellinus baumii has the potential to alleviate atopic dermatitis-related symptoms," International Journal of Molecular Medicine, vol.
fragrant & filling FUN INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4-6) 750g lean braising or rump steak, cut into 1cm cubes, 325g Basmati rice, 2tbsp vegetable oil, 2tbsp ghee, 3 onions, 2 finely sliced and 1 cut into 1cm dice, 4 x 5cm pieces of cassia bark, or 1 cinnamon stick, 4 green cardamom pods, 4 cloves, 6 hot fresh green chillies, cut in half lengthwise, 2 bay leaves, 2tsp chilli powder, 2tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 1tsp garam masala, 1tsp paprika, 1tsp salt, 1tbsp garlic paste, 1tbsp ginger paste, 250ml + 500ml water METHOD 1.
It can be served with rice or a Bangladeshi flatbread such as roti INGREDIENTS (Serves 4-6) 750g lean braising or rump steak, cut into 1cm cubes, 325g Basmati rice, 2tbsp vegetable oil, 2tbsp ghee, 3 onions, 2 finely sliced and 1 cut into 1cm dice, 4 x 5cm pieces of cassia bark, or 1 cinnamon stick, 4 green cardamom pods, 4 cloves, 6 hot fresh green chillies, cut in half lengthwise, 2 bay leaves, 2tsp chilli powder, 2tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 1tsp garam masala, 1tsp paprika, 1tsp salt, 1tbsp garlic paste, 1tbsp ginger paste, 250ml + 500ml water METHOD 1.
taste essentialsGARLIC & GINGER PASTE INGREDIENTS: For the garlic and ginger paste: (makes 15 generous tbsp) 150g garlic, chopped; 150g ginger, peeled and chopped For the garam masala (makes 18tbsp) 6tbsp coriander seeds; 6tbsp cumin seeds; 5tsp black peppercorns; 4tbsp fennel seeds; 3tsp cloves; 7.5cm piece of cinnamon stick or cassia bark; 5 dried cassia leaves (also known as Indian bay leaves, available from Amazon); 20 green cardamom pods, lightly bruised; 2 large pieces of mace (available from Sainsbury's) GRARAM MASALA METHOD: 1.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice, and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
Herbal and muscular, juniper, coriander, angelica, orris, cassia bark and cardamom headline this small batch gin with prominent vapours.
43% ABV; distilled from almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia bark. Aroma: Juniper forward, eucalyptus, pine needles, grassy, spices--pepper and cumin, grapefruit peel.
cassia bark were evaluated for inhibitory effects of ConA-induced splenocyte proliferation.
Dried lemons, bay leaves, Iranian chillies and cassia bark are used for flavouring soups and dishes, while dried senna leaves can be used for stomach complaints and pumice, a volcanic rock, can be used to exfoliate hard skin on the body.
Ibiza fans will love the melon, mandarin and vanilla in Beach House fragrance or relax with the hints of jasmine, cedar wood and cassia bark in Serve Chilled.