- Cassia Twig
- Cinnamomi Ramulus
|Medicinal Group||Wind-cold-dispersing medicinal|
Dried young branch of Cinnamomum cassia Presl (Fam. Lauranceae)
|Nature and Flavors||pungent, sweet; warm|
|Meridian Affinity||Heart, Spleen, Lung|
To induce perspiration to release the exterior, release the flesh, warm the channels and stimulate menstruation, reinforce yang, relieve palpitation, and send down adverse rising qi.
Common cold; epigastric pain with cold feeling; amenorrhea due to cold in blood; arthralgia; edema; cardiac palpitation; gastro-intestinal neurosis with a feeling of gas rushing up through the chest to the throat from the lower abdomen
- Both vivo and vitro results indicated Guzhi Fuling capsule possessed a significant spasmolytic effect on uterine titanic contraction. 
The pungent flavor and warm nature of Cassia Twig can injure yin and move blood. Contraindicated in illnesses of heat, yin deficiency with yang hyperactivity, and heat in the blood.
- Lan S, Liu L, Zong S, Wang Z, Zhou J, Xu Z, Ding G, Xiao W, Kou J. (2016) Traditional Chinese medicine Guzhi Fuling capsule used for therapy of dysmenorrhea via attenuating uterus contraction. J Ethnopharmacol 191: 273-279