Antimicrobial activities of cinnamon oil and cinnamaldehyde from the Chinese medicinal herb Cinnamomum cassia Blume.

@article{Ooi2006AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial activities of cinnamon oil and cinnamaldehyde from the Chinese medicinal herb Cinnamomum cassia Blume.},
  author={Linda Shiou Mei Ooi and Yao-lan Li and Sheung-Lau Kam and Hua Wang and Elaine L. Wong and Vincent Eng-Choon Ooi},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={511-22}
}
Both Cinnamomum verum J.S. Presl. and Cinnamomum cassia Blume are collectively called Cortex Cinnamonmi for their medicinal cinnamon bark. Cinnamomum verum is more popular elsewhere in the world, whereas C. cassia is a well known traditional Chinese medicine. An analysis of hydro-distilled Chinese cinnamon oil and pure cinnamaldehyde by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry revealed that cinnamaldehyde is the major component comprising 85% in the essential oil and the purity of cinnamaldehyde in… CONTINUE READING
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