Alchemica Botanica Rou Gui

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Cinnamomi Cortex
Cinnamon bark (Rou Gui) comes from the Cassia tree that grows in China's Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces. The best quality bark used for medicinal grade Rou Gui is thick, smooth and oily from the lower part of the tree. This assures its energetic reach to warm the middle and lower jiao and its actions to fortify the kidney Yang. Its purple-crimson color illustrates that it has the ability to tonify the heart Yang and unblock the vessels. The delicious spicy aroma of CO2 extracted Rou Gui is warm and stimulating. Its affinity is with heart, liver, kidney and spleen meridians. And like all essential oils, it is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.

Common Uses
* For kidney Yang deficiency and deficiency of Ming-Men Fire with aversion to Cold, cold limbs, weak back, impotence and urinary frequency.
* Deep Cold causing Qi stagnation or blood stasis with Cold in the blood causing amenorrhea or dysmenorrheal. For Cold-Damp Bi, Yin-type boils and for sores or abscesses that do not heal.
* Spleen and kidney Yang deficiency with abdominal pain and Cold, reduced appetite and diarrhea, and heart Yang Deficiency, particularly with chest obstruction Bi.
* Conditions with Heat in the Upper body (dry mouth, sore throat, or toothache) and Cold in the Lower body (Lower back pain, cold lower extremities) and diarrhea.
* Blended with Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong to promote menstruation and relieve cramps when cold is a causative factor.

Major known chemical constituents: Cinnamaldehyde > 80% (from Kaiping extractor analysis). Aldehydes 65-75%, Eugenol 5-10%

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.