This is sliced cinnamon, can be used to make tea or bake.
Rou Gui / Cinnamon Slice /Cassia Bark (4 oz)
Some people use it for erectile dysfunction (ED), hernia, bed-wetting, joint pain, menopausal symptoms, menstrual problems, and to cause abortions. Cassia cinnamon is also used for chest pain, kidney disorders, high blood pressure, cramps, and cancer. People apply cassia cinnamon to the skin to repel mosquitoes. (rxlist.com)
From the manufacturer:
This is sliced cinnamon that can be used to make tea or baked. It is the dried bark and branch bark of Lauraceae cinnamon. The taste is spicy hot. It enters the Kidney, Spleen, and Bladder meridians.
Indications: for replenishing Yuanyang, warming the spleen and stomach, removing cold accumulation, and clearing blood vessels. It has been used to cure “mingmen life-span fire failure,” cold limbs and weak pulse, collapsed yang, abdominal pain and diarrhea, cold hernia, cold pain in the waist and knees, amenorrhea, yin gangrene [slow healing, oozing wound], and floating yang, upper heat and lower cold [feeling as though feverish in the head but with cold lower body and extremities.]
Cautions: Avoid taking with Yin-deficiency [fever, chronic thirst and hunger] Huowang, pregnant women should avoid it.
Hawthorn Cinnamon Soup
Hawthorn 15g, cinnamon 6g, brown sugar 25g.
Boil the hawthorn and cinnamon with water for 30 minutes, remove the herbs, add brown sugar and simmer for a while.
It is used for “blood-cold menstrual delay” and pale complexion. [when menstruation is delayed due to chills, exposure to exogenous cold temperatures or chronic weakness with pallor. . . Also useful for cramps with sparse, pale menstrual flow.]
Cinnamon can warm the kidney and strengthen yang, warm the meridians, promote blood circulation, reduce blood stasis, dispel cold and relieve pain. Brown sugar, dispells cold in the middle, warming menstruation and promoting blood circulation, the three have significant effects on menstrual problems of “blood-cold type.”
Cautions: Avoid this tea during pregnancy