Latin name: Ramulus Cinnamomi English name: Cassia Twig
Properties: The herb is pungent and sweet in flavour, warm in nature and acting on heart, lung and urinary bladder channels. Pungent and warm for dispersion and sweet for mild potency, without the shortcomings of hyperhidrosis damaging Yang, the herb is often used to treat exterior syndromes of both deficiency and excess types caused by pathogenic wind-cold. In addition, the herb can warm blood, invigorate pulse, reinforce Yang and promote Qi flow. It is an important herb to treat pains due to cold, deficiency of Yang and water retention. Effects: Inducing sweets to dispel exopathogens, warming the channels to clear obstruction and reinforcing Yang to promote Qi flow.
Indication: Dosage and Administration: 3-10g. Precautions: Patients with Yin deficiency and excessive fire should be prohibited to use this herb, and women in pregnancy or with profuse menstruation should be careful to use it.