Publisher description for Cinnamon and cassia : the genus Cinnamomum / edited by P.N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, and M. Shylaja.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog

Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding.


This comprehensive volume describes Srilankan (Ceylon) cinnamon, Chinese cassia, Indonesian cassia, Indian cassia, camphor and other useful spices of the Cinnamomum plant. It explores botany and crop improvement of these spices, covering taxonomy, morphology, embryology, reproductive biology, and propagation. In addition to an extensive bibliography, Cinnamon and Cassia: Genus Cinnamomum includes an appendix with recipes. This text is ideal for spices workers and students, and for those who study, cultivate, market or process cinnamon and cassia. Examining pharmacology, toxicology, end uses, economics, and marketing, this is the only major reference book available on these important spices.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cassia (Spice)
Cinnamon -- Therapeutic use.
Cassia (Spice) -- Therapeutic use.