Cassie Essential Oil (Vachellia farnesiana)
Cassie may also be referred to as Vachellia Farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana, Sweet Acacia, Huisache, Needle Bush, Acacia farnesiana. It is typically processed in France, Egypt, the West Indies, India and South America using solvent extracted as a method for extracting oil from the fresh blossoms.
Cassie is extracted from the blossoms of Acacia farnesiana, a small thorny tree native to warm temperate and semi-tropical areas of the world and cultivated in France, Egypt, the West Indies, India and South America. It has a rich, sweet, warm, green, honey-floral aroma with pronounced powdery and soft cinnamic-balsamic undertones.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): Vachellia Farnesiana, Mimosa farnesiana, Sweet Acacia, Huisache, Needle Bush, Acacia farnesiana
Synonyms(s) for Vachellia farnesiana: Acacia farnesiana
- Botanical Family: Fabaceae
- Botanical Genus: Vachellia
- Perfumery Note: Middle to Base
- Consistency: Viscous liquid; may develop waxy flakes or partially solidify at cooler temperatures
- Color: Dark greenish-brown, transparent
- Countries of Production: France, Egypt, the West Indies, India and South America
- Indigenous Country: Egypt
- Processing Methods: Solvent Extracted
- Part Typically Used: Fresh Blossoms
[LC] Least Concern
Cautions & Safety
Safety Precautions for Cassie:
None known. Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
Cassie Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Molecular modeling of lectin-like protein from Acacia farnesiana reveals a possible anti-inflammatory mechanism in Carrageenan-induced inflammation.
- PubMed: Isolation, characterization and mode of antimicrobial action against Vibrio cholerae of methyl gallate isolated from Acacia farnesiana.
- PubMed: Extracts of edible and medicinal plants in inhibition of growth, adherence, and cytotoxin production of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli.
- PubMed: Extracts of edible and medicinal plants damage membranes of Vibrio cholerae.
- PubMed: Natural abundances of 15N and 13C in leaves of some N2-fixing and non-N2-fixing trees and shrubs in Syria.
- PubMed: Huizache (Acacia farnesiana) whole pods (flesh and seeds) as an alternative feed for sheep in Mexico.
- PubMed: The role of extrafloral nectar amino acids for the preferences of facultative and obligate ant mutualists.
- PubMed: Acasiane A and B and farnesirane A and B, diterpene derivatives from the roots of Acacia farnesiana.
- PubMed: Purification of a PHA-like chitin-binding protein from Acacia farnesiana seeds: a time-dependent oligomerization protein.
- PubMed: Antimalarial activity of some Colombian medicinal plants.
- PubMed: Final report of the safety assessment of Acacia catechu gum, Acacia concinna fruit extract, Acacia dealbata leaf extract, Acacia dealbata leaf wax, Acacia decurrens extract, Acacia farnesiana extract, Acacia farnesiana flower wax, Acacia farnesiana gum, Acacia senegal extract, Acacia senegal gum, and Acacia senegal gum extract.
- PubMed: Acclimation of whole-plant Acacia farnesiana transpiration to carbon dioxide concentration.
- PubMed: Low chitinase activity in Acacia myrmecophytes: a potential trade-off between biotic and chemical defences?
- PubMed: Seasonal variation of macro and trace mineral contents in 14 browse species that grow in northeastern Mexico.
- PubMed: The quest for a herbal contraceptive.
- PubMed: Bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory effect of glycosidal fraction of Acacia farnesiana.
- PubMed: [Silage of huizache (Acacia farnesiana, L. Willdt) as a potential resource in the feeding of goats].
- PubMed: The cleavage of the ether linkage of O-methyl serine by the alkyl cysteine lyase of Acacia farnesiana.
- PubMed: Purification and properties of S-alkyl-L-cysteine lyase from seedlings of Acacia farnesiana Willd.
- PubMed: Involvement of Ethylene in Picloram-induced Leaf Movement Response.
- PubMed: The investigation of Acacia farnesiana essential oil.
- PubMed: Response to carbon monoxide by geographic variants in Acacia farnesiana.
- PubMed: Effects of picloram and ethylene on leaf movement in huisache and mesquite seedlings.