Cinnamon Twig ( 桂枝 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Heart, Lungs, Bladder
This herb is used in formulas that promote sweating to treat exterior symptoms
such as fever without sweating and weakness; also used for arthritic conditions,
especially of the shoulders, and to remove edema by increasing circulation.
Usages and Functions
Adjusts Nutritive and Protective Qi levels; warms channels and disperses
cold; moves Yang and transforms Qi; strengthens Heart Yang.
Formulas Used In
Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Hoelen Five; Ma Huang; Pueraria Combination.
Cinnamon twig is used in many formulas for its warm/sweet nature to enhance
their warming and tonifying effects.
Use cautiously during pregnancy. Do not use this herb when there is a strong
Yin deficiency, heat signs caused by Yin deficiency, or heat in the Blood
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