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Gui Zhi

Cinnamon Twigs | 桂枝
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SKU C0040

Ingredient: Cinnamon twig (gui zhi) (Cinnamomum cassia).

Mandarin: 桂枝
Pin-Yin: Gui Zhi
English: Cinnamon Twigs
Korean: 계지
Romaji: Keishi
Kanji: 桂枝
Kampo: No

 

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Cinnamomi Ramulus

Sources:

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

Properties:

  • Acrid, warm, sweet

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, heart, bladder

Herb Actions:

  • Cools heat, relieves fire toxicity, and alleviates abscesses
  • Encourages urination to relieve dampness

Contraindications:

  • Use with in lower doses for those who are pregnant
  • Not recommended for those with warm-heat pathogen disease, excess heat in the blood, or yin deficiency

Commonly Found In:

  • Cinnamon & Hoelen Formula, Persica & Rhubarb Combination, Cinnamon Twig Formula

FUNCTIONS: Induces sweating, resolves exterior, warms and promotes the flow of channels, balances Ying qi and Wei qi, removes obstruction in qi, reinforces yang, opens yang qi in the chest.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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