Cinnamon (ròuguì, 肉桂)

TCM says the branches (guì zhÄ«, 桂枝) and bark (ròuguì, 肉桂) of this large tropical tree warm the body, invigorate the circulation, and harmonize the energy of the upper and lower body. Modern studies demonstrate that cinnamon helps to reduce allergic reactions and increases circulation. You’ll most often find it combined with other TCM ingredients mixed into a tea, or bobbing around in a hot pot.

Cinnamon (ròuguì, 肉桂) is found in...