Shop Available Gui Zhi Forms and Sizes Below
Common Names: Cassia Twig, Cinnamon, “Medical Saint”,
Cinnamounum Ceylanicum, Chinese Cinnamon
Botanical Name: Cinnamonum Cassia; Ramulus
Pin Yin Name: Gui Zhi
Gui Zhi Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Gui Zhi Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Gui Zhi 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.
Gui Zhi, 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.
Gui Zhi is one of the fifty fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.
More than 160 health benefiting components have been isolated from
Gui Zhi including coumarin, a compound with blood thinning
properties. Studies have found Gui Zhi to have antioxidant, anti-microbial
and anti-inflammatory effects.
In traditional Chinese medicine Gui Zhi is used as a tonic for the stomach,
to warm the channels, disperse cold, promote urination, and ease headache.
Research studies have found that Gui Zhi 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.
Gui Zhi can be used to make a ttea, decoction, tincture, or as a cinnamon stick
in your favorite recipes and beverages. Gui Zhi powder is perfect to make
your own fresh filler-free Gui Zhi capsules or as a spice in your recipes.
Gui Zhi Herb Category: Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm,
Acrid Herbs That Release the Exterior, Wind-Cold Diaphoretics
Gui Zhi Properties: Acrid, Sweet, Hot
Gui Zhi Channels / Meridians: Heart, Lung, Bladder
Gui Zhi Naturally Occurring Components: benzyl benzoate,
cinnamyl acetate, β-cadinene, calamenene, coumarin
Herbs That Combine With Gui Zhi
Astragulus Dong Quai Schisandra Turmeric Magnolia Bark Bupleurum