Gui Zhi aka Cinnamon
Pharmaceutical: Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Botanical: Cinnamomum Cassia
Common: cinnamon twig
The practice of Traditional Chinese medicine incorporates the use of many herbs and plants. Gui Zhi, also known as cinnamon, is used frequently in Chinese herbal medicine. It is pungent and sweet in flavor and warm in nature. It may be used for some types of cold or flu, arthritis, and digestive issues. Also, it is often used for menstrual irregularities and cramps, water retention and poor circulation. Read more in an article from Acupuncture Today.