Gui Zhi, Cassiabarktree Branchlet, Cassia Twig, Ramulus Cinnamomi
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Common Name: Cassia Twig
Chinese Name: Gui Zhi 桂枝
Latin Name: Cassiabarktree Branchlet
Other Name: Ramulus Cinnamomi, Cinnamomum Cassia, 柳桂
Origin: Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Pungent, sweet, warm; lung, heart, kidney, liver meridians entered.
Induce sweating and release exterior, warm and unblock the meridians, warm and reinforce the yang qi.
A. Wind-cold exterior syndrome
The ability of this herb to induce sweating and release exterior is more moderate than that of Ma Huang. Moreover, it can activate the yang qi, smooth and promote the movement of blood. It is indicated for exterior wind-cold whether for exterior excess without sweating, exterior deficiency with sweating or yang deficiency with cold. It is indicated for wind-cold exterior excess syndrome since Gui Zhi can assist Ma Huang in inducing sweating and releasing exterior. It can also activate the yang qi, smooth and promote the flow of blood to treat headache and body pain due to exterior cold.
B. Syndrome of congealing cold with blood stasis, wind-cold arthralgia and other types interior cold syndrome
The action of this herb is to warm the meridians and dispel cold. It can smooth and promote the movement of blood to invigorate blood. For this reason it is indicated for syndrome of congealing cold with blood stasis, wind-cold arthralgia and other types of interior cold syndromes. It is indicated for cold in the meridians, cold congealing blood stasis, with irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, mass, postpartum abdominal pain and other cold invasions after an injury, pain and swelling and other types of stagation with cold. It can be used with any of the blood activating and stasis resolving herbs. It is indicated for wind-cold arthralgia. This herb is used with herbs that dispel wind-damp and herbs that alleviate pain.
C. Yang deficiency syndromes
Because this herb can warm and assist the yang of the heart, kidney (bladder) and spleen, it can be used for all kinds of yang deficiency syndromes. It is indicated for depression of the heart yang, blockage of the heart vessels, with symptoms of chest stagnation pain or heart palpitations and irregular heartbeat. This herb can warm and activate the heart yang to invigorate blood and restore the pulse. It is usually combined with herbs that ventilate, open, and disperse accumulation, activate blood and resolve stasis, and tonify the heart qi.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 3~10g. For external application, it is applied at an appropriate amount.
Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
桂枝，本品为樟科植物肉桂 Cinnamomum cassia Presl的干燥嫩枝。春、夏二季采收，除去叶，晒干，或切片晒干。
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