Gui Zhi

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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.

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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 tteadecoctiontincture, 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.

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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

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Herbs That Combine With Gui Zhi

Astragulus     Dong Quai     Schisandra     Turmeric     Magnolia Bark     Bupleurum

References:  
http://alternativehealing.org/gui_zhi.htm
https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Cassia-Twig-Cid196  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamomum_cassia
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10554188/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4466762/ 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4003790/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon#TOC_TITLE_HDR_12