CAS Number: 8023-82-3 ; 89958-31-6
FEMA Number: 2260
EINECS Number: 289-655-3
Paras Code: PAO2014
Acacia farnesiana, also known as Cassie or Yellow Cassie, Belong to the Mimosaceae family. Native to tropical America, this thorny shrub is also widespread in warm areas of the world. It is commonly found in Australia and across many countries in Africa.
Each autumn, flowers bloom and release a dense fragrance recalling the wild Mimosa flower. Cassie twigs and flowers are harvested from December to February. Paras selects Cassie from Egypt.
The Cassie concrete is obtained by Primary Solvent Extraction of the twigs and flowers, and the absolute is produced through alcoholic washing of this concrete.
The olfactive profile of Cassie absolute is tenacious, herbaceous, warm and floral. A delicate, velvety fragrance offering notes of Mimosa and white flowers, with a powdery undertone.
Dark yellow to reddish brown colored viscous liquid
Various parts of Cassie are used in traditional medicine in Latin American Countries. For example, to treat a sore throat, Colombians chew the Cassie root, and for intestinal transit disorders they decoct the gum. Flowers are either infused for their stomachic properties or added to an ointment, which can be rubbed on the forehead as a treatment for headaches.