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Premium Rou Gui Herb - Authentic Chinese Cinnamon Bark


Unlock the potential of our high-quality Rou Gui herb at Plum Dragon Herbs, your trusted source for genuine Chinese herbal solutions. Sourced from the finest cinnamon bark, Rou Gui is highly regarded for its ability to stimulate blood circulation, warm the body, and promote overall well-being.

Our expertly procured Rou Gui herb undergoes careful processing to preserve its natural potency and unique aroma. Featuring a warming and spicy flavor, this versatile herb is suitable for a variety of traditional Chinese medicine practices, including decoctions, tinctures, and moxibustion.

Key Features:

  • Expertly procured and processed to ensure natural potency and unique aroma
  • Warming and spicy flavor profile ideal for various traditional Chinese medicine practices
  • Supports blood circulation, body warming, and overall health
  • 100% natural, high-quality cinnamon bark ( Cinnamomum Cassia) with no additives or preservatives
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine staple for over 2,000 years, known for its sweet, neutral taste
  • Expertly harvested and processed to preserve its active compounds
  • Geo-authenitc Chinese herb meeting strict quality standards
  • Available in 1 lb (16 oz), 1/2 lb (8 oz), 1/4 lb (4 oz), or 1 (oz) resealable bags for convenient storage and use

How to Use: 

Rou Gui can be used in a variety of applications, including decoctions, tinctures, and moxibustion. For decoctions, add 3-6 grams of Rou Gui to boiling water and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Adjust the amount and brewing time based on personal preference and desired potency.


Consult a healthcare professional before using Rou Gui if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur.


At Plum Dragon Herbs, we uphold strict quality control standards to ensure you receive exceptional Rou Gui herb products. Embrace the remarkable benefits of this ancient Chinese herbal remedy and elevate your health journey today


High-Quality Rou Gui: What does it look like?

High-quality Rou Gui should be a deep reddish-brown color, it should have a strong and fragrant aroma, and it should be thin and brittle. It should be free of mold, mildew, and discoloration, and should not have any signs of insect damage. It should be uniform in size and shape, should be dry and not moist or sticky to the touch.

Rou Gui is derived from the bark of the cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum cassia or Cinnamomum aromaticum). The best quality Rou Gui should be from the older tree bark, as it is more fragrant, thicker, and has a higher concentration of beneficial compounds than younger trees.

When buying Rou Gui, it's best to choose non-irradiated, and unsweetened bark to ensure the highest nutritional value and purity. And make sure to store it in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place to preserve its freshness and potency.

How is Rou Gui prepared and processed? 

The cinnamon bark trees are native to China and other Southeast Asian countries, but are now widely cultivated in many other parts of the world, such as Sri Lanka, India, and South America. The optimal habitat for growing cinnamon trees is in a warm, tropical or subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures. They need well-drained soil, and prefer a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH (6.0-7.0). They also require high humidity, consistent rainfall and are sensitive to frost and cold temperatures, so it's important to protect them from frost and freezing temperatures.

Cinnamon trees are typically harvested every two to three years when they reach maturity, and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Rou Gui (Cinnamon Bark) is processed by removing the outer layer of bark from the cinnamon tree and then drying it. The dried bark is then cut into small pieces and used in various forms such as decoction, powder, or tincture.

Rou Gui is considered to be warming in nature and is used to regulate the Qi, warm the meridians and help improve circulation. It's commonly used to help relieve symptoms of coldness and improve digestion.

Rou Gui is often combined with other herbs in TCM formulas such as Gui Zhi, Bai Shao and Wu Wei Zi to help relieve symptoms of coldness, improve circulation, and relieve menstrual cramps. It is also often combined with herbs like Dang Gui, Bai Zhu, and Fu Ling to support digestion, and promote healthy Qi flow.

It's important to note that the use of herbs in TCM should always be under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. They will be able to create a personalized treatment plan that takes into account your specific health needs and conditions.

Popular Recipe for Rou Gui

One popular recipe using Rou Gui is a cinnamon tea. It is a simple and easy recipe that utilizes the dried bark of cinnamon to make a warm and comforting tea. Here is a basic recipe:


  • 2-3 grams of dried Rou Gui (Cinnamon Bark)
  • 2 cups of water
  • honey (optional)


  1. Rinse the dried Rou Gui with hot water to remove any impurities.
  2. In a pot, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Add the rinsed Rou Gui to the water and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  4. Allow the tea to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the water has taken on a reddish-brown color.
  5. Remove from heat and strain the tea into a cup.
  6. If desired, add honey to taste.
  7. Enjoy your tea hot.

This tea can be consumed up to 3 times a day to support healthy circulation, relieve symptoms of coldness and support digestive health. It's important to note that this recipe is a general guideline and it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or a herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you.

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Additional Information about Rou Gui: 

Common Names: Rou Gui, Cinnamon Bark,  Cinnamomum Cassia, Cinnamomi Cortex

Properties: Pungent, Sweet, Hot

Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen, Heart, Liver

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lisa Harlan
Cinnamon bark

I love the cinnamon bark as well as the little chips! I especially love the camphor powder. It is a great antiseptic with wonderful smell. Brings back memories of my father’s science lab.


Very good service. A rare item these days

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