Plant and Herbs

Ramulus Cinnamomi for Skin, Body, and Health

Ramulus Cinnamomi, commonly known as Cinnamon Twig and Cassia Twig is a traditional Chinese herb used to treat inflammation based on its purgative, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and antineoplastic activities.

What are the benefits of using Ramulus Cinnamomi?

  • It may help to treat edema due to cold phlegm or Yang Qi deficiency with dizziness, urinary dysfunction, and palpitations.
  • It may help to treat palpitations due to Yang obstruction in the chest due to deficiency or stagnation.
  • It may help with upward movement of phlegm and thin mucus and disorderly descent of lung Qi with chest and back pain, shortness of breath, and palpitations.
  • It is anti-inflammatory and therefore is superior in treating wind-heat and dampness or when itching is a prominent symptom.
  • It may help to treat blood stasis due to cold, causing dysmenorrhea or amenorrhea with or without abdominal masses.
  • It helps to protect the body from radiation.
  • This herb is said to increase leukocytes.
  • It is often used in formulas to treat chronic pain.
  • It is used in most Wind-Cold conditions.
  • It helps to treat heart and spleen Yang deficiency.


  • Contraindicated for those with warm febrile diseases.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin deficiency with heat signs.
  • Contraindicated for those with heat in the blood with vomiting.
  • Caution during pregnancy or with heavy menstruation.

Drug Interactions

Concurrent use with diuretics such as chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, furmoside, bumetinide and torsemide may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes.

Important Note:

There is not much scientific evidence that Ramulus Cinnamomi can help with the benefits mentioned above and medical conditions. Always consult a doctor before using herbs or any plant extracts.