By P. N. Ravindran, K Nirmal-Babu, M Shylaja
Cinnamon and Cassia, the ''Spices of Life'', jointly represent probably the most well-known workforce of spices. A complete quantity, Cinnamon and Cassia: Genus Cinnamomum explores intimately Srilankan cinnamon, chinese language cassia, Indonesian cassia, Indian cassia, camphor, and in addition the real comparable and beneficial spices of Cinnamomum. The introductory bankruptcy depicts the historical past of those spices, by way of a close research of botany and crop development that examines taxonomy, morphology, embryology, copy, and propagation. A bankruptcy on chemistry information the original composition of cinnamon and cassia; it precedes a proof of crop administration, harvesting, and processing of Srilankan cinnamon. This ebook issues out that Vietnamese and chinese language cassia are an identical, with modifications purely in harvesting and processing. it's also chapters on Indian and Indonesian sorts of cassia, in addition to overviews of the camphor tree, and insurance of cinnamon and cassia pharmacology, toxicology, finish makes use of, economics, and advertising. the amount concludes with an informative bankruptcy on different economically worthwhile species of Cinnamomum. Written via a panel of specialists from all through Asia, this quantity is the single entire monograph on those spices, reaping benefits these engaged in examine, cultivation, advertising, processing, and product improvement.
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Camphora, in which the dimensions are higher than those in other species. e. that they remain surrounded by two subsidiary cells placed parallel to the pore. Pal (1974) reported that in C. camphora and C. zeylanicum (C. e. stomata were surrounded by a number of epidermal cells that were not differentiated into subsidiary cells. Kostermans (1957) and Avita and Inamdar (1981) were of the opinion that stomata in Cinnamomum were paracytic. Shylaja (1984) confirmed anomocytic stomata in C. verum, C.
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The C. loureirii from Japan cited by Nees, bears no resemblance to the Indochinese specimens that conform to Loureiro’s original description. The Japanese specimens have a sweet spicy odour . . At this point it seems pertinent to discuss the so-called Saigon cinnamon used commercially. . As Merrill (1920) commented in his discussion on the subject, the commercial cinnamon must necessarily be a widespread species, that it cannot have escaped the notice of collectors and taxonomists for all these years.