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Rou Gui

Cinnamon Bark | 肉桂
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SKU C3230

Ingredient: Cinnamon bark (Rou Gui).

Mandarin: 肉桂
Pin-Yin: Rou Gui
English: Cinnamon Bark
Korean: 육두구
Romaji: Nikukei
Kanji: 肉桂
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Cinnamomi Cortex


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Acrid, sweet, hot

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, kidney, liver, spleen

Herb Actions:

  • Fortifies the kidney and spleen yang
  • Warms the heart yang
  • Disperses deep cold and warms the channels
  • Alleviates pain
  • Treats upward-floating of deficient yang
  • Encourages generation of qi and blood



  • Use with caution for those with blazing fire from yin deficiency
  • Use with caution for those with excessive heat in the interior
  • Use with caution for those during pregnancy


Commonly Found In:

  • Rehmannia Eight Formula, Tu Huo & Loranthus Combination, Eucommia & Rehmannia Formula, Achyranthes & Plantago Formula, Tang-kuei & Jujube Combination, Ginseng & Tang-kuei Ten Combination

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