Cinnamon bark is the bark of the osmanthus tree. It is one of the earliest spices used by humans, and it is also a commonly used Chinese medicinal material.
Cinnamon bark contains volatile cinnamon oil, the main component of which is cinnamon aldehyde (accounting for 75% to 90%), and it also contains a small amount of cinnamon acetate, phenylpropyl acetate, tannin, mucus, etc.
Cinnamon bark is hot in nature, sweet and pungent in taste, and has the effects of warming the middle and dispelling cold, invigorating the stomach and warming the spleen, promoting blood circulation, promoting blood circulation and removing stasis, relaxing tendons and relieving diarrhea, dredging channels and relieving pain.
Cinnamon is suitable for cold pain in the waist and knees, yang deficiency and fear of cold, wind-cold damp arthritis, cold limbs, cold stomach pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, dull pain in the abdomen, bowel sounds and diarrhea, postpartum abdominal pain in women, cold pain in the lower abdomen during menstruation and amenorrhea , chronic ulcer, bradycardia, slow pulse, thromboangiitis obliterans, Raynaud's disease, also suitable for kidney deficiency, enuresis patients, about 5 grams each time.
【Do not eat】
People with severe internal heat, excessive internal fire, or yin deficiency and excessive fire should not eat it, and people with red tongue without coating should not eat it; people with Sjogren's syndrome and menopausal syndrome should not eat it; people who usually have dry stool or hemorrhoids should not eat it; Not to be eaten by people with bleeding disorders; not to be eaten during pregnancy; not to be eaten in spring and summer. In addition, damp and moldy cinnamon should not be eaten.
"Materia Medica Seeking Truth": "If the essence is deficient and the blood is less, those who are full of liver fire should avoid it."
"Compendium of Materia Medica": "Gui Xing Xin San can pass through the uterus and break the blood, so "Bie Lu" says that it will cause abortion."
"Materia Medica Huiyan": "Cinnamon, the medicine for treating severe cold and chronic cold."
"Pearl Sac": "Spring and summer are forbidden drugs."
"Compendium of Materia Medica": "Blood metrorrhagia, bleeding in urine, hemoptysis due to yin deficiency, epistaxis and bleeding, sweating and blood, unfavorable urination due to heat, dry stool due to heat, cough due to lung heat, excessive postpartum blood loss, and postpartum blood deficiency and fever. , small postpartum blood deficiency and cold and heat, yin deficiency and five upsets and heat, stroke-like mouth and eyes crooked, aphonia, speechless, astringent speech, dry hands and feet, heat stroke fainting, moderate heat abdominal pain, women's yin deficiency and less abdominal pain, all febrile diseases and fever diseases Headache and thirst, yang syndrome with spots and madness, children with Sha syndrome, abdominal pain and diarrhea, acne, blood heat, dryness and blackness, women's blood heat, menstrual flow in advance, women's yin deficiency and internal heat amenorrhea, women's yin deficiency, alternating cold and heat, bitter mouth Dry tongue, menstrual pain due to blood heat in women, yin deficiency in men and women, internal heat and external cold, heatstroke, diarrhea, violent infusions such as fiery heat, all stagnation of pure blood, due to latent heat in the heart meridian, blood in the intestines, visceral toxins, blood in the stool, yang syncope There are more than 30 syndromes, such as yin likeness, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, deficiency of yang, loss of yin and blindness, etc., the method should be avoided."