Cassia Twig – Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)

guizhiSource: Gui Zhi – the tender branch of Cinnamomum cassa Presl, family Lauraceae.

Function: Gui Zhi induces sweating to expel exterior pathogens and activates yang. Gui Zhi also circulates qi by warming the meridians.

Application: Gui Zhi is used for common cold or flu due to the wind and cold. It is also used for pain due stagnation of cold.