Cinnamon – Cinnamoni Cortex – Rou Gui
This herb is used in Chinese Medicine to warm the body, disperse cold, and promote the movement of blood. A simple way of adding this herb to your diet is to break off 1″ from a cinnamon stick and place into cup of boing water to decoct for 5 minutes and drink as a tea. Other benefits of cinnamon are it warms organs the kidneys, liver, spleen and heart. It warms the digestive system, alleviates menstrual pain and warms the extremities, cold hands & feet (arthritis). Recommended daily dosage 1.5 to 5g of cinnamon stick/bark per day.
Contraindications are do not consume with a high fever or during pregnancy.