Rou Gui - Cinnamomi Cortex, 5ml
CO2 extracted Cinnamomi Cortex - 5ml
Cinnamon Bark is from the Cassia tree which grows in China's Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces. The best quality bark used for medicinal grade Rou Gui is thick, smooth and oily from the lower part of the tree indicating its energetic reach to warm the middle and lower jiao along with its action to fortify the Kidney Yang. Its purple-crimson color illustrates that it tonifies the Heart Yang and warmly unblocks the vessels.
Rou Gui essential oil may be considered in a blend with Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong oils to promote menstruation and relieve cramps when cold is a causative factor. Rou Gui oil may also be a helpful addition to blends for various types of pain due to cold obstruction. Topically, Rou Gui essential oil should be used sparingly and always with a carrier oil.
TCM Category: warming the interior
Major chemical components: Cinnamaldehyde > 80% (from Kaiping extractor analysis). Aldehydes 65-75%, Eugenol 5-10% (from Yuen Materia Medica)