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