Alchemica Botanica Gui Zhi / Gui Ye

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Cinnamon Twig and Leaf
The sweet, spicy aroma of this steam-distilled cinnamon-based essential oil is pleasantly stimulating and warming. It is meant to open the heart and brighten the spirit. The combination of both cinnamon twig and leaf enhances its traditional balancing effect on both Ying and Wei Qi. It penetrates and reaches both nutritive and protective levels enabling it to regulate the exterior from deficiency or excess. And like all essential oils Gui Zhi/Gui Ye is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.

Common Uses
* To warm and free the yang of the heart and lungs and open the Du Mai.
* To help ease pain in the muscles and joints.
* To reduce pain from blood stasis due to trauma.
* To ease menstrual pain caused by blood stasis.
* To vitalize the channels, vessels and collaterals

Major known chemical constituents: eugenol, cinnamic aldehyde, benzyl benzoate, camphene

Caution: Cinnamon can sometimes be irritating to the skin. It should always be well diluted (Chuan Xiong often used) and tested for sensitivity.

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.