Traditional Chinese Medicine/Gui Zhi

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Cinnamon Twig

(Chinese: 桂枝)

Taste & Temperature:


  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung (b/c Xin-Spicy?)
  • Foot Tai Yang of Urinary Bladder
  • Hand Shao Yin of Heart

Actions & Indications:

  • harmonize Ying/Wei Qi
  • warm channels, dispel Cold
  • warm & activate Yang Qi in chest
  • warm & activate Yang Qi in Blood Vessels


  • warm frebile disorders
  • Yin deficiency Heat
  • Blood Heat with vomiting


  • pregnancy
  • excessive menstruation


  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)
  • 9-15 qian (27-45 grams) ???

Used: Often

Friend: Ma Huang

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