Arabic Name : Saleekhah, Qirfat al-teeb, Daar Sus
Chinese Name : Kuei, Rou gui pi, Rougui
English Name : Chinese Cassia, Cassia Bark. Bastard Cinnamon, Chinese Cinnamon
French Name : Casse, Canéfice
German Name : Zimtkassie
Hindi Name : Sthula Thwak
Latin name : Cinnamomum cassia Blume.
Persian Name : Qirfah
Sanskrit Name : Taja
Urdu Name : Taj Qalmi, Saleekha
Description : The dried stem bark is used as an analgesic, antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antiinflammatory, antipyretic, antiseptic, aperient, mildly astringent, carminative, demulscent, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, purgative, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is also capable of decreasing the secretion of milk (antigalactagogue). It is useful as a cardiac stimulant, refrigerant and diuretic and for stimulation of liver functions. As the name Bastard Cinnamon implies, it is usually regarded as a substitute for that of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), which it closely resembles.
It increases general vitality, warms and energizes the body as a whole, counteracts congestion, stops diarrhoea, improves digestion, relieves abdominal spasms, headache, nausea, vomiting, flatulence and aids the peripheral blood circulation. It enhances the flow of blood through the body. It excels in treating menstrual cramps. It is also used for functional impotence, arthritis, rheumatism and lumbago. Recent studies have determined that Cassia may dramatically reduce fasting blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
Recommended Dosage : 375 mg to 1 g powder of dried stem bark.
Contraindication : Pregnant or nursing women should not use this herb, nor should those who are allergic to Balsam of Tolu. Diabetics, people who take blood thinners (Coumadin, aspirin, etc.), or women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding should not use his herb without first consulting their health care providers.