Cassia/Cinnamon Bark (Rou Gui)
What is Cinnamon Bark?
Before it became a pantry staple, cinnamon bark was a gift worthy of royalty. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used to return Yang, or heat, to the lower body to help ease minor lower back aches and improve overall circulation.*
What are the Benefits of Cinnamon Bark?
Cinnamon bark supports overall heart health, including cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It’s also packed with polyphenols (which doubles as powerful antioxidants), serves as an anti-inflammatory agent, and can boost metabolism.*
Cinnamon Bark Benefits:
- Improve circulation
- Reduce inflammation
- Lower blood pressure
Cinnamon Bark in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Cinnamon bark treats the upward floating of deficient Yang—Heat above and Cold below—which manifests as a flushed face, wheezing, severe sweating, dry mouth, sore throat; and weak and cold lower extremities with lower back pain, cold lower extremities, diarrhea and and a deficient and rootless pulse.
The pattern of hot above and cold below is very common in the modern world due to lack of physical movement (especially of the lower body) and excessive thinking, and use of the eyes and hands—so, a day at the office. All the energy is concentrated in the upper body, while circulation to the lower body becomes poor. To put it in modern medical terms, this pattern is the beginning of metabolic syndrome.
Cinnamon also disperses deep Cold, warms the energy channels, unblocks the channels and vessels and alleviates pain. This leads to improved circulation of both Qi and blood. It can help lower blood pressure and treat arthritic conditions.*
This herb is overall a warming herb that helps in circulation, and when combined with other herbs becomes a tonic for both Qi and blood.*
How to Take Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon bark can be found in cinnamon sticks, essential oils, and powders. Cinnamon bark is used in many herbal supplements, including our Got Game supplement, to help improve performance and endurance.
Easily incorporate cinnamon bark into your diet with The Hao Life’s Chinese herbal supplements. Explore our herbal superblends to find out which one meets your unique needs!