Ingredient Spotlight

Cinnamon Cassia / Rou Gui

why we love it

Naturally anti-inflammatory, Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant that helps stop cell damage and mutation.

Helps with:

  • Cramps

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • Menopausal Symptoms

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How it Heals

In Chinese medicine, Rou Gui warms the kidneys, spleen, and heart and strengthens Yang. It also disperses deep cold, warms & unblocks the channels and vessels to alleviate pain, while leading fire back to its source and assisting in the generation of Qi and Blood.

In Western terms, Cinnamon Cassia has become a common medicine for treating nephropathy, dysmenorrhea, menoxenia, and diabetes. It’s also been shown to be helpful in the fight against degenerative brain disorders. It has been known to effectively target pain related to inflammation, such as menstrual cramps, sore joints, aching muscles, and even allergic reactions.

Fun fact: An oil extracted from cinnamon, Eugenol, has been used as a local anesthetic and antiseptic by dentists.

How we use it

"Cinnamon is a highly powerful antioxidant, even outranking garlic and oregano in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC), which ranks all foods according to their antioxidant capacity."

- Dr Liem Le, DAOM, MS

What the research says

In vitro studies have demonstrated that cinnamon has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory,, antimicrobial, antitumor, and antiestrogenic properties.
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Additional studies reported benefits of cinnamon extracts in decreasing insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (POCS); in improving metabolic syndrome; for reducing dental plaque and gingivitis in healthy adults ; and topical use of a cinnamon ointment alleviated perineal pain and improved healing of episiotomy incision in postpartum women.
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Cinnamon has antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria responsible for human infectious diseases.
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Two trimeric proanthocyanidins, cinnamtannin B-1 and cinnamtannin D-1, have been isolated from the bark of Cinnamomum cassia along with the known tetramer parameritannin A-1 and possess significant in vitro inhibitory activity against cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) at micromolar concentrations.
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