Cinnamon, also known as cinnamon, official laurel or cinnamon, is a general name for the bark of Lauraceae plants such as Tianzhugui, Yinxiang, fine-leaved cinnamon, cinnamon or Sichuan osmanthus. This product is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine, and it is also a food spice or cooking seasoning. The original plants of commercial cinnamon bark are more complicated, and there are about ten species, all of which are plants of the genus Lauraceae. There are 8 kinds commonly used in various places, among which there are mainly osmanthus, blunt leaf osmanthus, yinxiang and Huanan osmanthus, and other types are mostly used in regional medicines. Various varieties were used as spices in ancient times in the West. It is used in Chinese cuisine to flavor stews and is an ingredient in five-spice powder.
Cinnamon bark has a strong aroma because it contains volatile oil, which can remove the fishy smell and greasy of meat dishes, and the aroma is delicious, which will greatly increase the appetite. Adding cinnamon in an appropriate amount to your daily diet may help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes caused by aging. According to the British "New Scientist" magazine report: cinnamon can reactivate the ability of fat cells to respond to insulin, greatly speeding up the metabolism of glucose. Adding 1/4 to 1 spoon of cinnamon powder to drinks or liquid food every day may prevent type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon contains phenylacrylic acid compounds, which have a therapeutic effect on benign prostatic hyperplasia, and can increase the blood flow of prostate tissue and promote the improvement of local tissue blood supply. Chinese medicine believes that cinnamon is hot in nature and has the functions of warming the stomach, dispelling cold, activating blood, relaxing tendons, dredging channels, relieving pain and relieving diarrhea.
Damp and moldy cinnamon is not edible. The amount should not be too much, too much fragrance will affect the taste of the dishes themselves. Cinnamon bark has a strong aroma and contains safrole, which can cause cancer, so the less consumption the better, and it is not suitable for long-term consumption. Cinnamon is hot in nature, so it should not be eaten in summer. Cinnamon has the effect of promoting blood circulation, so pregnant women should eat less.
Cinnamon bark is spicy and sweet in taste, hot in nature, enters the kidney, spleen and bladder meridians
It has the effects of nourishing Yuanyang, warming the spleen and stomach, removing accumulated cold, dredging the meridians, relieving pain and relieving diarrhea
It is mainly used to treat symptoms such as failure of vital fire, cold extremities, weak pulse, yang deficiency, abdominal pain and diarrhea, cold hernia, cold pain in the waist and knees, closed mass in the abdomen, yin gangrene bleeding, deficiency of yang floating above the heat and below the cold, etc.
1. Warming the kidney and strengthening yang: It is used for chills, cold limbs, cold pain in the waist and knees due to insufficient kidney yang, and it can also be used for dyspnea and qi inversion when the kidney does not accept qi.
2. Warming the middle and dispelling the cold: used for epigastric cold pain due to deficiency of the spleen and stomach, as well as abdominal pain and diarrhea, often used together with dried ginger and aconite
3. Warming the meridian and relieving pain: It can warm the blood vessels, dispel cold and relieve pain, and is used for dysmenorrhea and limb pain caused by stagnation of Qi due to cold.
This product is sweet and hot, pure yang is dry and strong, good at warming the middle and lower energizers, dispelling cold and relieving pain, red color entering the blood can stimulate the growth of qi and blood, so it is spleen and kidney yang deficiency, cold coagulation pain, qi and blood deficiency and cold The key medicine for other diseases.
Guixin: bitter and pungent, non-toxic (or sweet and dry). [Function] nourishing yang, invigorating blood circulation
Guizhi: pungent, sweet and warm, non-toxic. [Function] Warming the meridian, dredging the meridian, sweating.