Cinnamon – Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi)

rouguiSource: Rou Gui – the bark of Cinnamomum cassia Presl, family Lauraceae.

Function: Rou Gui supplements the fire and strengthens yang. Rou Gui also expels cold and alleviates pain, warms channels to promote the circulation of the blood.

Application: Rou Gui is used for insufficiency syndromes of kidney yang. Also for impotence, chills, soreness and coldness of loins and knees, frequent urination, seminal emission etc. Rou Gui can be used to treat pain due to accumulation of cold andstagnation of qi in the spleen and stomach, marked by cold pain in the abdomen.