Cassia Bark

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Common Names:
Cassia Bark, Cinnamon, “Medical Saint”, Cinnamounum Ceylanicum

Botanical Name:  Cinnamonum Cassia; Ramulus
Pin Yin Name:  Rou Gui, Gui Zhi
Cassia Bark Dosage:  Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Cassia Bark Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Cassia Bark Benefits & Information

The Cinnamomum cassia tree is an evergreen tree that originated in China and Southeast Asia. The aromatic inner bark of the tree is harvested and used as a spice for cooking and for its medicinal properties. Cassia bark, Cinnamomum cassia, is a variety of cinnamon. It is a close relative to Ceylon cinnamon, but has a stronger flavor. Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years, Moses used cinnamon cassia oil for anointing ceremonies and the Romans used cinnamon for digestive and respiratory concerns. Cassia bark is one of the fifty fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. More than 160 health benefiting components have been isolated from cassia bark including coumarin, a compound with blood thinning properties. Studies have found cassia bark to have antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects.

In traditional Chinese medicine cassia bark is used as a tonic for the stomach, to warm the channels, disperse cold, promote urination, and ease headache. Research studies have found that cassia bark benefits healthy digestion, promotes normal blood glucose levels when used along with a healthy diet and exercise, supports cardiovascular health, benefits healthy cholesterol levels, promotes healthy cognitive function, and may benefit joint health.

Cassia bark can be used to make a tea, decoction, tincture, or as a cinnamon stick in your favorite recipes and beverages. Cassia bark powder is perfect to make your own fresh filler-free cassia bark capsules or as a spice in your recipes.

Cassia Bark Herb Category:  Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Cassia Bark Properties:
Acrid, Sweet, Very Hot

Cassia Bark Channels / Meridians: Heart, Lung, Bladder
Cassia Bark Naturally Occurring Components:  benzyl benzoate, cinnamyl acetate, β-cadinene, calamenene, coumarin

Herbs That Combine With Cassia Bark

Astragulus     Dong Quai     Schisandra     Turmeric     Magnolia Bark     Bupleurum