Cinnamon Bark (rou qui)

Nature: Very hot, pungent, sweet, and attributive to liver, spleen, heart and kidneys.


Cinnamon Bark / Cinnamomum Cassia

(rou qui) 肉桂


 

Nature: Very hot, pungent, sweet, and attributive to liver, spleen, heart and kidneys.

 

Characteristics: Bark of large mature trees, cultivated primarily for its reddish brown, strongly aromatic bark. A superior herb used in medicine as well as cooking. An excellent herb in warming cold hands and feet and internal organs and can enhance the warming and tonic properties of other herbs. Can induce perspiration and drive internal heat out through the pores of skin during the early stages of colds and flu.

 

Therapeutic effects: Warm and invigorate spleen and kidney for impotence, emission, frequent urination and edema; expel cold and alleviate pain; promote the circulation of vital energy and blood especially after long illness or surgery; improve appetite; for cold extremities, deficient yang, internal cold in abdomen; deficient blood and energy.